- Hip-hop lyricist Erykah Badu apologised for recording a video and sharing it online showing how Barrack Obama's private birthday party went down
- The 50-year-old musician filmed herself having a good time on the dancefloor with the former president and his wife dancing behind her back
- Some netizens thought she did the right thing by saying she is sorry, while others praised her for unmasking what went down despite parties being discouraged due to the pandemic
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Lyricist Erykah Badu has publicly apologised for recording former US president Barrack Obama's epic party that saw maskless guests attend the event at a time the country was grappling with a new and deadly COVID-19 variant.
Badu apologises for bad behaviour
The 50-year-old was one of the party attendees who had graced the event, and she recorded herself at the dancefloor with the 44th dancing behind her with his wife.
From the short video clip, nobody wore a mask, and there was also no social distancing as people were dancing close to each other.
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The video angered people who thought the party was inappropriate as it goes against what leaders and scientists have been speaking against to prevent the virus from spreading and killing people.
This is the video she had earlier posted:
Badu, however, apologised for being a 'terrible guest' and shared her apology across her social media handles.
This is what she posted on Twitter:
"Mr and Mrs Obama, please forgive me for being 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."
Her apology, however, elicited mixed reactions online, with some saying she was in the wrong for recording a private high-end party. In contrast, others praised him for showing what was happening.
Social media reactions
Here are some of the comments from her post:
"They made you take down the video and apologize publicly."
"Yeah no recording at private events you are not new to this."
“Sacred event”-ridiculous, it was a luxurious birthday party with hundreds of people done at a time many people in the US are loosing their livelihoods."
"No ma’am! Don’t give us a vague tweet! What’s the tea, Queen Mother? What happened?"
"To apologize when you have done 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 enough to apologize. The people saying don’t apologize don’t understand integrity."
Obama celebrates 60th birthday
The former president was showered with love during his 60th birthday party by friends, family, and countrymen.
His wife Michelle Obama penned down a sweet message to celebrate him and to thank him for always putting his responsibilities as a father and husband first.
During his huge party, Obama was also gifted 1000 custom made masks labelled 44x60 for guests who attended his lavish party.