Executive producer, Dream Hampton, is coming after Erykah Badu after she denied being contacted to be a part of the docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly.”
As more information about R. Kelly’s abuse towards underage girls and women surface, the more division that occurs within the industry. The latest brawl of words is between Badu, “Surviving R. Kelly” executive producer, Hampton.
A few days ago the singer suggested that it may not be Kelly’s entire fault for his sexual abuse during a performance; she also tweeted that she loves Kelly “unconditionally,” adding that, ”That doesn’t mean I support your poor choices. I want healing for you and anyone you have hurt as a result of you being hurt. Is that strange to you? That’s all I’ve ever said. Anything else has been fabricated or taken out of context. – eb,” wrote Badu.
Following the tweets, one user claimed Badu turned down being in the “Surviving R. Kelly” docu-series. When Badu denied the allegations, Hampton stepped in to confirm the claims. “Not surprised she worked with him, and when they were asking folks to be in the documentary they asked her, and she declined to be in the documentary,” a user wrote. Badu clapped back saying, “That’s not true. I’ve never worked with him, don’t know him personally, and was never asked to be a part of the documentary.”
In response Hampton said, “I asked Producer T. Farris to contact fatbellybella to be in doc because I wanted clarity on two things: 1) a quote attributed to her, “No one has done more for Black people than R. Kelly” & 2) what she was thinking when she called him her “brother” at Soul Train Awards.” Things quickly turned into a back and forth battle. Badu asked Hampton to provide receipts.
“No ma’am. I WAS NOT EVER contacted by anyone to be in the documentary. dreamhampton You know that’s not true. I wasn’t a necessary component. You had all the right people, the ones close to the situation…But for now, produce this “producer’s” request or… APOLOGIZE. It’s simple,” Badu replied.
Hampton replied, “Apologize? Are you kidding? Again, you PUBLICLY said he did more for black people than anyone? If you want to apologize for that, fine, apology accepted, on behalf of Harriet and the whole crew. What you meant by calling him your brother from the stage, I’ll never know..”
Hampton later tweeted her disgust for her generation. “My generation might be the worst ever.” She added, “This is an easy ass hill not to die on.”