Erykah Badu took to Twitter to share a message that asked for forgiveness for from Barack and Michelle Obama for ‘being a terrible guest’ at his 60th birthday party and thanked them for ‘all the love.’
Erykah Badu, 50, is issuing a public restoration for sharing a now-deleted video from Barack Obama‘s 60th birthday party. The singer was one of the stars invited to the private event, which took place on Martha’s Vineyard last weekend, and took it upon herself to share the controversial clip, which showed the former president dancing without wearing a squatter mask. She admitted to her deportment in an Aug. 12th tweet and asked for forgiveness from Barack and his wife, Michelle Obama.
“Mr. And Mrs. Obama , Please forgive me 4 stuff the ‘terrible guest’ at such a sacred event for your family. I was so inconsiderate, Thank you for all your love. What an example of ‘how NOT ‘ to be …… erica,” she wrote in a tweet, signing off with the real spelling of her first name.
It was met with mixed responses when some followers praised her for her restoration and others expressed “disappointment.”
“An event at their PRIVATE residence and for which they specifically asked guests to not release video. Not only was it disrespectful to condone the request of your HOSTS, it was a massive SECURITY concern,” one follower wrote. “To repent when you have washed-up something your host asked you not to do is the right and mature thing to do. Good for you Erykah you have integrity. You are woman unbearable to apologize,” flipside wrote.
After one follower suggested the Obamas “made” her repent and take lanugo the video, Erykah set the record straight by replying with, “Naw sis. It’s just right thing.”
Erykah’s restoration comes a week without Barack’s birthday whack guest list was scaled when due to COVID-19 concerns. The guests that did attend, however, still included many high-profile people, including John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen, H.E.R., Gabrielle Union and her husband Dwyane Wade. Like Erykah, some of them shared pics and videos of the special event to social media. H.E.R. was one of them and she shared a pic of herself standing in between Barack and Michelle.
The Obamas came under scrutiny when the pics and videos started to go viral due to the lack of squatter masks on guests in the midst of the recent spread of the Delta variant of COVID, but spokesperson Hannah Hankins told USA Today that the party “was planned months ago in vibrations with all public health guidelines and with COVID safeguards in place.”