Erykah Badu: 'I See Good In Adolf Hitler & Bill Cosby,' Twitter Goes Crazy

By Isha Thorpe

January 24, 2018

Erykah Badu has social media dazed and confused after a new interview that the iconic singer/songwriter did with Vulture

As many R&B fans know, Badu has always had a strong mind of her own and has said some questionable things regarding certain public figures and situations that have left us shaking our heads in disbelief. However, the star's recent comments about Adolf Hitler and Bill Cosby seems to have started a whirlwind on social media that we're not sure if she'll be able to recover from anytime soon.

“That I don’t want to get scared into not thinking for myself. I weigh everything,” she explained in the interview. “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.”

While speaking about Cosby and the dozens of sexual assault allegations he's faced over the past couple of years, Badu said: “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.”

But, that's not all, folks. So, hang tight. Next, Badu gave her two cents about Hitler...

Describing herself as a "humanist," Badu said: “I see good in everybody. I saw something good in Hitler... Hitler was a wonderful painter." Let's also add that Badu was being interviewed by a Jewish journalist, which just makes this a billion times worse.

When the interviewer told her that Hitler wasn't a good person or painter, she replied: "Okay, he was a terrible painter. Poor thing. He had a terrible childhood. That means that when I’m looking at my daughter, Mars. I could imagine her being in someone else’s home and being treated so poorly, and what that could spawn. I see things like that. I guess it’s just the Pisces in me."

Take a look at some Twitter reactions to Badu's interview below. We just... cannot...

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