Taraji P. Henson and Erykah Badu are addressing the confusion over their alleged “support” of R. Kelly.
“People know what side I’m on” Henson said. “Why would I launch a foundation for mental health in the African-American community, for people to go somewhere and talk to someone about traumatic experiences, and then side with a predator? Does that make any sense? So that backlash pretty much came from people who, they want to see me fail anyway, because there’s no way if you follow my career, you got that confused.”
Badu also defending her statement about praying for the troubled R&B star.
“And I didn’t just pray for R. Kelly. I said I wanted to send energy out to everybody involved, anybody that’s hurting as a result of being hurt is what I said,” she added. “And I just thought it was weird that people thought that that was weird. How is that weird that I want love for people?”