Erykah Badu Addresses Seemingly Accusing Beyoncé Of Copying Her Style

ATLANTA, GA – FEBRUARY 11: Erykah Badu speaks onstage during BET’s Social Awards 2018 at Tyler Perry Studio on February 11, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)

Erykah Badu speaks out after fans assumed she accused Beyoncé of copying her style.

During a recent interview with The Standard, a U.K. newspaper, Badu explains, “I said “Hmmm” in a post and people assumed that means a certain thing because they think that.”

“I didn’t say that. I didn’t say I thought that. Only thing I said was, “Jay Z, get these people off me.” I didn’t explain my post or anything, I didn’t have an opportunity to. I was guilty before it started.”

When asked if she thinks Bey copies her style, Badu expresses, “I don’t care. It doesn’t matter, I’m so proud of her. I’m a Texas woman, she’s a Texas woman. It’s beautiful. [Beyoncé] works super hard. [The] Knowles family is friends of mine, I love them very much.”

She continued: “Most of the things we see are just kind of made up. The press runs with it and now it becomes the narrative. I never correct it, I don’t have to, it’s none of my business. It does help me sell things though. It goes straight to my store and starts selling product when I’m trending. That’s what I use social media for, to sell my things.” 

Beyoncé has yet to respond to Badu, however, her longtime publicist Yvette NoelSchure responded. She shares a collage of photos of Bey rocking braids and beads and captions the picture, “She slays. She slays. Now. Then. Always. #criticswithoutcredentials”