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Erykah Badu Sympathizes With R. Kelly During Chicago Show

The UNICORN diva, Erykah Badu sympathizes with R. Kelly by offering him prayers.

While on stage at Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on Saturday (Jan. 19), Badu stopped her performance to address R. Kelly amid accusations made against the R&B singer in Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” docuseries.

I don’t know how everybody else feel about it, but I’m sending up a prayer right now for R,” she told the crowd. “I hope he sees the light of day if he done all the things that we’ve seen on TV.”

The comments did not go over well with most of the audience, who boo’d and chanted “Fuck R. Kelly.” In response to the disapproval, Erykah Badu told the crowd: “That’s not love. It’s not unconditional love.”

She continued to share sympathy for Kelly, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by numerous women. “What if one of the people that was assaulted by R. Kelly grows up to be an offender?” she asked. “We gon’ crucify them? How do we do this? Just something to think about.”

Erykah Badu Sympathizes With R. Kelly During Chicago Show

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