Erykah Badu Responds To Fan Criticism Over Pregnancy With Jay Electronica

By Liz "Red" Thomas   /   Published 07/14/2008

2008-07-14 - Erykah Badu and Jay ElectronicaShortly after news surfaced about singer Erykah Badu's new pregnancy with rapper Jay Electronica, internet fans flocked to their favorite message boards to give their opinion of the newly discovered relationship -- most were mixed.

Many commented, mostly negative, about Badu's growing number of baby's daddies -- she has one child with Andre 3000 of Outkast, and another with west coast rapper The D.O.C. Now, Jay Electronia is added to that list.

After reading some of the feedback, Badu struck back, obviously annoyed with the negative remarks of fans, via a post on OkayPlayer.com.

"How date you disrespect the queendom ... and my children and my intelligence. I've never been so disgusted in all of my life," the singer began in her rant.

Badu went on to plead her case, explaining how serious she takes being a mother. She states that she has raised two very good children, and acts as both the mother and father in most cases.

"I am a great mother and caregiver to my two children, and to this world," Badu wrote. "My children are two of the kindest and happiest people I have met ... I am their doctor and their nurse, and even sometimes their mother and their father. I am an excellent mother and resent all of the negative comments and insults on my character."

She continues her response with an explanation of her relationships with Andre and D.O.C., explaining that she didn't go into each situation lightly, before asking how having a child out of wedlock is better than marrying and then later divorcing.

"I put much time and though into having and raising my children. I've had the honors of having two home births and two wonderful partners by my side. Every relationship I have been in was because i loved the person dearly and was dedicated to us 'exclusively' for a number of years. The fathers of my children are my brothers and friends. We have a great deal of respect for one another and always will. We love out children to no end. We took our own 'vows' and continue to uphold them, and that is what that is. Question? What is marriage? Who is the judge? ... Would it 'look better' to marry and divorce and marry again?"

As far as fans' comments, Badu said they "lack experience" and "are not only careless, but also very uninformed and immature."

She did, however, admit that she may lose a few fans, but didn't care, refusing to bite her tongue.

"If I lose you as a fan because I want to continue to have children, then f*** off ... who needs you ... certainly not me ... kick rocks ... call Tyrone ... pack light ... bite me," Badu wrote.

At the end, she signs off with a big "kiss my placenta."

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