Erykah Badu shared some unpopular opinions in a new interview with Vulture that’s setting off a media firestorm.
Tackling a variety of topics, somehow, the conversation turns to Adolf Hitler, to which she responds she saw good in him. “I see good in everybody. I saw something good in Hitler.” and then, "Hitler was a wonderful painter"
She then went to say this about BIll Cosby"
"Even what you just asked me, I would have to really think about it and know the facts in each of those situations before I made a judgment. Because I love Bill Cosby, and I love what he’s done for the world. But if he’s sick, why would I be angry with him? The people who got hurt, I feel so bad for them. I want them to feel better, too. But sick people do evil things; hurt people hurt people."
This is what Twitter had to say.... What do you think?
His stuff wasn't even good. Erikah Badu is tripping pic.twitter.com/gIZxusMXII— Jose Gonzalez (@JgJkuervo) January 24, 2018
Erykah Badu: I saw something good in Hitler.— 21 Sandwich△⃒⃘ (@TheSwagChamp) January 24, 2018
Interviewer: Come again? pic.twitter.com/RVS2EOG8ne
I saw a tweet about regretting seeing why Erika Badu was trending, so I clicked on it myself.— Vince Alvendia (@beensentoe) January 24, 2018
erikah badu said she likes Hitler because she's a Pisces folks— illiterati (@miles_llc_dds) January 24, 2018
Hitler was a sociopath. Sociopaths lack the very thing that makes a person human.. empathy. Why should we have empathy for a man who had zero of it? How are people excusing what #erykahbadu said? She's not deep, she's crazy.— Lauren Laughland (@laurlaughland) January 24, 2018
Did Erykah Badu know that the interviewer was Jewish? And I don't understand why she would correlate her conversation with Hitler. Idgaf if he was a good painter he was a evil person. She could've said something else besides Hitler... pic.twitter.com/2B7jg6ZHdj— KenDoll 👸🏾 (@kendraxlamar) January 24, 2018
People are all over Erykah Badu because she sees good— Rockfish (@tgspecial) January 24, 2018
in Hitler and Bill Cosby. I don't think her comments endorsed
either of these people. She was just sayin'. Perhaps she
has a mental illness.
@“Erikah Badu “”debacle- Wish folks would get this disturbed over police murdeing Black pppl— LestWeForget (@johnsont04) January 24, 2018