Friday, January 26, 2018

Erykah Badu Clarifies Hitler Quotes


This week Erykah Badu raised eyebrows after admitting she was able to see good in everyone, including Adolph Hilter.

Badu pushes back against the backlash...







From Vulture
...I’m also okay with anything I had to say about Louis Farrakhan. But I’m not an anti-Semitic person. I don’t even know what anti-Semitic was before I was called it. I’m a humanist. I see good in everybody. I saw something good in Hitler.
Come again?
Yeah, I did. Hitler was a wonderful painter.
No, he wasn’t! And even if he was, what would his skill as a painter have to do with any “good” in him?
Okay, he was a terrible painter. Poor thing. He had a terrible childhood. That means that when I’m looking at my daughter, MarsBadu’s daughter with enigmatic rapper Jay Electronica. She also has another daughter, Puma, with the West Coast rapper the D.O.C. , I could imagine her being in someone else’s home and being treated so poorly, and what that could spawn. I see things like that. I guess it’s just the Pisces in me.
I’m perfectly willing to accept that you might be operating on a higher moral plane than I am, but I think going down the route of “Hitler was a child once too” is maybe turning the idea of empathy into an empty abstraction.
Maybe so. It doesn’t test my limits — I can see this clearly. I don’t care if the whole group says something, I’m going to be honest. I know I don’t have the most popular opinion sometimes.
But don’t you think that someone as evil as Hitler, who did what he did, has forfeited the right to other people’s empathy?
Why can’t I say what I’m saying? Because he did such terrible things?
Well, yes. But it’s also disheartening to hear you say that at a time, like now, when racism and anti-Semitism are so much in the air. Why would you want to risk putting fuel on that fire?
You asked me a question. I could’ve chosen not to answer. I don’t walk around thinking about Hitler or Louis Farrakhan. But I understand what you’re saying: “Why would you want to risk fueling hateful thinking?” I have a platform, and I would never want to hurt people. I would never do that. I would never even imagine doing that. I would never even want a group of white men who believe that the Confederate flag is worth saving to feel bad. That’s not how I operate.
Read the full interview here

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is an example of being too smart for your own good. So Hitler had a bad childhood...so I guess that explains or excuses his behavior later in life or something? Well let me pose this. These cats raised in the hood with bs parenting and poor school systems. So because they had a bad upbringing, does that excuse their behavior when they take a gun and make a victim out of an innocent citizen?? Because they were victims, it's ok to make someone else one? It all comes down to decisions...I dont give a fuck what happened in your life. If you smart enough to know that how you were treated was wrong , then you smart enough to learn from it and do better. And fuck that pisces horiscope shit, people always fall back on that shit to excuse their views

E-STROKES said...

She dumb. Why invite this kind of controversy Adolf when if she was alive in his lifetime he would have baked her in an oven.

YOU ARE YOUR BRAND!!!

Sunni Daze said...

Why do black people care what she said about Hitler? This aint our fight or problem.

ebonyhud said...

I'm tired of outrage when it's not needed. Erica Badu plays up that spiritual love everyone stuff. I'm not surprised. Actually I felt I knee what she said before I even read the article. I figured she sympathized with someone she wasn't supposed to. Its like talking to someone at your office and they say something crazy. Usually you roll your eyes and keep it moving. People will show so much emotion against this woman. But none of these people are outraged for Monique. It pisses me off.

Nestafan2 said...

@8:46 Wrong. Injustice for anybody is injustice for everybody. Yesterday it happened to them; tomorrow it could happen to us.

Anonymous said...

She just needs to stick to singing about Tyrone.

ebonyhud said...

@Sunni because Black people actually care about issues that don't directly involved them. That's why I can never understand why a majority of the other race doesn't do the same.

Just an observation said...

She makes no sense to me at times and strives to be outside the box. That shit is going to lead to her getting locked up in the looney bin.
Wanting to be vocal about the history of others is cool but damn, saying you see good in Hitler is like saying you see good in Neo Nazi's that kill off black people.
When hatred moves the heart to kill simply because of color, ain't nothing good about person!

This bitch is now on that list of coons doing the most.

Anonymous said...

She just on some other shit

Anonymous said...

lol these group thinkers here kill me.. i still don't know what GOOD has come from saving the germanic "Jews" ... When y'all point it out, plz let me know. Digressing... that's a whole notha topic. Otherwise, I see her point. Even serial killers operate on some level of duality, does that mean I am washing away their sins and riding for them? No! She's just pointing out the obvious and of course, it makes y'all mad cuz it's outside of your typical negro level of capacity/comprehension. Y'all some no logic, emotional ass people. Look beyond the matrix sometimes smh. I knew it was a matter of time, the persecution of Erykah would start any day now. I guess this is the beginning, I'll be watching closely to see how this will end for her.

Michelle Murphy said...

I LIKE ERYKAH BADU AND I GET WHAT SHE IS SAYING
THATS ALL I GOT.

Keke Morris said...

I am glad she speaks her mind she is entitled to her oppinion..... they are always trying to silence people and make them act like robots, what did Hitler do so differently then what the Elite is doing to us now, fluoride in the water,Chem trails,Gmo foods, mass incarsartion,and the killing of the black woman and man jus because they can with no repucussions, but I hear crickets from yall on those issues,Hitler killed those Jews because he new they were fake ass vampires they was manipulating and killing everybody, These motherfuckers who control this illusion don't have no morals but they teach you brain dead people to have them ........raise your vibration and wake up Love and Light

Anonymous said...

Why does any one care about her or her comments. She has enough kids to keep her busy and stay off social media. She is lonely and needs more baby daddy's.

Anonymous said...

11:14 and 11:19... on point!

Anonymous said...

the thing about it. Hitler killed Black people too. Anyone who didn't fit into his white supremacist views. jews, blacks, those with disabilities, etc. it's been documented. so it's fair for black people to be just upset about her comments as a jewish person. and given our own history of slavery in this country, we know we would spin heads if some supposed "deep" white artist said they saw the good in the slave master. come on now. lol. badu says irresponsible stuff all the time. she's lucked out so far, but she may have went too far this time.

Anonymous said...

I think people love to hate Erykah. I get what she was trying to get at with Hitler. Most things have both good and bad. In America they build monuments, name cities and counties, and put slave owners on money. These men committed heinous mass genocides. However, they are celebrated for their "achievements." So isn't that finding good in someone who did evil. Oh I guess since the evil was done to blacks it doesn't matter. Erykah just needs to start leaving certain conversations for the kitchen table.

Anonymous said...

12:44 TRUTH

Anonymous said...

12:44 pm, right.. negros love to be picky and choosy on what they like or hate day by day. just pure confusion!

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

@9:00 AM
It did happen to us, we just have never gotten reparations like the fake jews. Also Hitler was part jew, white on white crime his original name was not Hitler a little known fact they don't readily confess. I am no fan of madmen what she said is true duality exist in everything, there is a Kaballah and their is the Qliphoth the duality also the 4th principle the principle of duality, everything has poles. Jews are the only person obsessed with Hitler,I don't hear our holocaust being discussed, we have not ran down the various European groups to get reparations like they did. I'm over this shit. Still waiting on my muthafukking check.

Anonymous said...

^5@8:46 AM

L. Eller said...

Yasss at @2:40! I was going to say the same thing. The Jews received reparations for their trauma so that they were able to practice group economics and get their wealth back. We’ve gotten NOTHING. Irish people got reparations as well for their indentured servitude and they were able to generate wealth. Native Americans have casinos. Asians got to piggyback off our civil rights movement and come into the country getting minority money. We are still the only group that’s continuously being shit on. I’m like the MLK Jr white people dont want you to know about ... “we coming for our check.”

Just an observation said...

I see why Common stop messing with her.

Anonymous said...

I'm not surprised that you unemployed, SSI check collecting, ghetto Hoteps in here are agreeing with this nutcase.

Anonymous said...

@5:08 PM
Yes because you are so much more evolved and better than the hotep, bitch still a nigga so take yo miserable ass on caping for them dusty ass jews, who don't give a fuck about your raggedly 3 dollar above minimum wage working ass.

Anonymous said...

@6:10

Shut yo' illiterate, dusty, burnt, charboiled, black ass up!

Anonymous said...

6:13 pm lol COON MAD

Anonymous said...

6:13 PM
You mad or nah?

Anonymous said...

@10:50

Thank you!!! Those in here supporting Erykah Badumb are the usual incense burning, weed smoking, unemployed, shea butter-selling, ghetto hoteps that support her fake deep nonsense.

Black people who are really educated know she is full of bull. Don't nobody got time for her Hood Zen bullshit. This same coon got naked with her sister for a white artist.

Anonymous said...

@8:40 PM
Ain't nobody in her cosigning Erykah, why is there such a problem with what she said, is she not entitled to her own opinion? why when it comes to those parasitic jews everyone get do emotional, GTFOH some of you brain dead niggas stay caping for these jew ass krakkas, same one trafficking your kids organs on the black market, same ones who run this racist ass country from behind closed doors, same one with the racist ass media that is responsible for the propaganda against you while the world hates you, the same one who stole your damn birthright and pulled off the biggest identity scam in the history of human kind, reaping what is rightfully yours, the same one who profited big from slavery along with their arab friends, fuck you, fuck the jews, fuck hitler. They stay keeping him in the news making sure nobody every forget about that holocaust largely manufactured by them, you hoes better do your research before you come for folks, the same muthafukkas who own the Federal Reserve that bankrupt Africa, the west indies and various black countries,the same ones who own the irs that will hunt your ass down if you don't pay them, the same muthafukkas who get 90 billion dollars of your tax dollars meanwhile majority of you can't afford a decent place to live, your kids going to substandard public schools getting substandard education. And so much more that would take up 3 pages, again FuckYOu and them dusty ass jews and fuck hilter the jew. Worry about your own shit before sympathizing with manufactured wag the dog holocaust with fuzzy math numbers GTFOH.

Anonymous said...

This article really brings out the ignorance in her. The interviewer should have clapped back and asked her to pick out the good in the white slave masters who tortured, raped and maimed her acestors. Some

Anonymous said...

Educate and TELL THEM!!!!!!!!!!! @9:29pm

Anonymous said...

9:29- let the church say Amen.

Keeping it real though, many PEOPLE of all colors despise hatred & racism with words but have no idea what it looks like to treat others equally.

Erykah can say wtf she wants. She has contributed more good to society with her art than most. She is looking at someone holistically.

Please, slave masters/colonists have been elevated to legacy greatness by these parasites. Miss me with that shit...

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