Essence is reporting that Taraji P. Henson went ahead and stepped in a big ole’ pile of shit after she tried making some kind of a statement about the #MuteRKelly movement, comparing it to the reactions against Harvey Weinstein. Did trying to compare two devils to see which is worse turn out well for Taraji? Nope!
Taraji posted an Instagram Story showing her going through some hashtags on Twitter. She found a ton of #MuteRKelly associated hashtags meant to dissuade people from listening to R. Kelly’s music and giving him money he doesn’t deserve. But she couldn’t find any for #MuteWeinstein or #MuteHarveyWeinstein which to me makes sense since he is not a singer. This stumped Taraji, though, who then posted a thinking emoji and captioned it “Hmmm.” Which would be what everyone looking at her social media would be asking themselves after seeing her post.
I’m sure this isn’t the kind of unity Dr. King spoke of back when he told us all he had a dream. Because the nightmare that is Surviving R. Kelly continues to wreak havoc on our minds weeks after it aired. And in the aftermath, many celebrities eventually cancelled R. Kelly but not everyone feels as skeeved out as most people do. Erykah Badu is one of those folks. And recently at a concert in Uncle Pissy’s hometown of Chicago she let the crowd know how she felt. It did not go well.
Yesterday Vulture published an interview with Erykah Badu that no doubt caused hundreds of PR crisis management specialists to drop their business cards in her mailbox. Erykah proved she’s the most loving, positive-vibes hippie of all by claiming to see the good in Hitler. Generally there’s one socially acceptable opinion of Hitler (ie. he’s bad), so of course social media lit up and went off on Erykah.
Upon realizing that her “Hitler was a great painter and also was once a child” argument hit a nerve, she hopped on Instagram and encouraged everyone to talk it out. Erykah later went on Twitter to discuss further. Erykah didn’t apologize and came through with some new opinions as well. Like that she could do without the word “problematic.”
If you saw Erykah Badu’s name trending on social media today and wondered why, I have bad news: it’s not because she showed up to an event in another awesome hat. Erykah spoke to David Marchese for an interview with Vulture that was probably supposed to be about this and that, but quickly turned messy and she says that she sees the good in everyone, even Hitler.
Only Erykah Badu could take the corpses of three dead poodles, the Jolly Green Giant’s cotton ball, a pimp’s winter coat, one of Prince’s old blouses, a lighting fixture from West Elm and one of her signature dildo hats (in a virginal shade of white), and turn it into a magnificent look that’d make Pope Francis say, “That bitch! I was going to wear that same look to Christmas Eve service this year!”
Erykah Badu once again hosted BET’s Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas last night, and she commanded that carpet while wearing some Liberace on bath salts glamour. Erykah accessorized her cloud goddess from another planet look with the most elegant drool stream I’ve ever seen, and with painted fingers that make her look like she mutilated a snow man to make this outfit and also fingered C-3PO’s sloppy butt. And that stunning hat cage just isn’t for looks. It’s to protect her white uncut short dick hat. Erykah knows that there’s a lot of hard-up desperate hos in Las Vegas who would try to snatch it from her, because who wouldn’t want a white uncut short dick hat?
Here’s more of Erykah Badu in all her Baduizm, including pics of her wearing Carmen Sandiego’s red hat, if Carmen Sandiego went across the border and did a ton of non-FDA approved HGH (hat growth hormones).
At the beginning of the Soul Train Awards, which happened earlier this month and aired last night, Erykah Badu answered these two questions:
1. Does Iggy Azalea still exist?
2. Does everybody still hate Iggy Azalea?
While wearing her signature short uncut dick hat and dressed up like a high priestess bag lady farmer, Erykah Badu reminded everyone that Iggy Azalea is still a thing that exists and hating on her is still the world’s favorite sport. Erykah has a new cellphone-themed mixtape out and to promote that shit, she did a bit during her opening monologue at the Soul Train Awards where she talked to famous types on her phone. The scent of microwaved plastic immediately filled the nostrils of hos in the audience after Erykah burned Iggy with this:
“Tonight we are only honoring soul and R&B music. There will be no hip hop awards given out. Only three tattoos per arm are permitted. There will be no red cups and no gold chains – [phone rings] Is that my phone? Hang on one second. I’m sorry, y’all. Ah, yes. Who is this? Iggy Azalea! Oh, hey. No, no, no, no, you can come because what you’re doing is DEFINITELY not rap.”
And if just reading the words doesn’t take you up, up and away, the video will:
At this point, hating on Iggy Azalea is like taking a sloppy shit on top of the mutilated corpse of a dead horse that’s been ran over by a train several times, but since it’s one of the only things that brings us together as a people, I say: Hate on, Erykah! Hate on!