Erykah Badu is not afraid to speak her mind. These mannerisms, along with her excellent music, have earned her a reputation as one of the few truly authentic voices in music today. Thus, when Badu talks, people listen. As previously reported, when the R&B singer was presenting at the Soul Train Awards last week, Badu did a comedic sketch, playing off her album But You Caint Use My Phone, pretending to field certain phone calls from rappers. She would tell the various callers that they couldn't perform at the award, because there would be no rapping. However, once Iggy Azalea "called in," Badu said she could absolutely perform because "what [she] does is not rap."
According to XXL, Badu decided to apologize to Azalea because her daughters are fans of the artist. She does not recant the claim that Badu is not a rapper, nor does she praise her artistry, but rather facetiously apologizes for her comments. In an #AskBadu session on Twitter, the artist fielded questions from her fans. In response to the comments, Badu posted a video of herself apologizing to Azalea.
When asked "Why you do Iggy like that?" she said, "You know what? I want to do this, for my daughters. I want to apologize to Iggy Azalea because she's one of their favorite artists. And they listen to her all the time. It's for them. But when I really think about it, if y'all love her so much, why don't y'all go be with her then? Go on be with her, y'all. Go on, Puma, go on, Mars. Is Iggy Azalea going to miss the healing seminar to go up to the school, sit across from the teacher, so she can tell you that all y'all been doing is talking to your neighbor, not getting your lesson? Is she? Where's Iggy for that?"
— ErykahBadoula (@fatbellybella) December 7, 2015