Soon to be Black Balled Erykah Badu says she ‘saw something good in Hitler’

Soon to be Black Balled Erykah Badu says she ‘saw something good in Hitler’

Erykah Badu showed compassion for Hitler in a bizarre wide-ranging interview where she also talked about her love for Bill Cosby.

Badu, 46, spoke to Vulture about staying relevant to younger listeners when her interview took a turn into more controversial subject matter.

She was asked about being labeled as anti-Semitic after traveling to Israel in 2008 where she said she followed Louis Farrakhan, the nation of Islam leader.

“I’m not an anti-Semitic person. I (didn’t) even know what anti-Semitic was before I was called it. I’m a humanist. I see good in everybody. I saw something good in Hitler,” she said, taking a pivot into another questionable discussion.

“Hitler was a wonderful painter,” Badu continued.

The interviewer expressed discontent with Badu’s remarks and then asked “what would his skill as a painter have to do with any ‘good’ in him?”

“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,” she continued. “I see things like that. I guess it’s just the Pisces in me.”

While the reporter continued to question Badu’s idea of empathy, she responded: “I know I don’t have the most popular opinion sometimes.”

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