Although I agree with her standpoint that she is an artist and doesn’t belong to anyone – that doesn’t mean that you negate good judgement when CHOOSING to participate in shows.
I hope in the future she decides to consider the POLITICAL climate of the country/area she wishes to “bless” with her talent.
I like your last sentence for sure.
very well stated.
Erykah, love your music but…#4 Your reply to this comment/question was unnecessary and shows you don’t have argument. #5 Sipho Dubue had a nice comeback to you. #10 My reply to your question: It’s an artist’s responsibility to do their own research before accepting a gig from a dictator you know nothing about, not just because your manager brought you an offer. Would I travel to Afghanistan (without verifying myself) the latest, most up to date Travel Advisory from the U.S. Department of Travel regarding Afghanistan? Of course not.
“I went into a situation not completely knowing [Swaziland’s] political climate,” Really? What a BS excuse! You would think, after the flack Beyoncé and others got for performing for Hannibal Gaddafi, artists in the future would have become more careful and done their RESEARCH on a place and person before performing. The fact that she didn’t do this, makes me think it was basically a money gig. Beyoncé was paid over $2 million for her performance, remember. Badu’s CYA response of giving the money to the servants seems laughable on the surface.
Who says he is bad the media they said malcolm was bad & the panthers america or no other nation should call him bad cuz every1 is corrupt if there is poor & hungry itz corrupt its not that there is not enough food its plp have no money i see bums sleeping in front of supermarkets the political climate of america is not that good either so plz stop