Erykah Badu is not bitter about her concert in Malaysia being cancelled after a controversial photo of the singer was printed in a Malaysian newspaper.
Taking to her Twitter page the singer said she understood why the show had to be canned.
I love Malaysia and its people. Art is often misunderstood in the realm of religion. My body art has ALL the names of God . Not just 1..I understand. They have no idea how much I love them.
My fav film maker is Alejandro Jodorowsky. He made a movie called The holy mountain in the 70s. 1 of his characters is called the painted lady.
She wore all symbols and names of God on her body. I posed as her in a photo shoot for New Am pt2. This idea embodies who we ALL are.. One .. This photo was chosen & edited by the promoters here in Malaysia. They were very responsible to the people and it’s Muslim beliefs.
One particular paper retrieved and in edited photo and printed it along with its article. This is where the upset began. The gov. Of Malaysia had to be responsible to its people’s beliefs. Even If it were just 1 or 2 complaints, I understand.
It’s an election year … Keep in mind. How useful is religion when l0ve is refused outside of its microcosm. It’s bigger than religion. We Are One.
The photo in question featured Erykah with fake tattoos one of which is the Arabic word for Allah, a big no-no in Malaysia
And when a fan questioned why she was promoting hateful tweets that were shaming his country Erykah was quick to clarify her intent:
“My retweets of people’s opinions about Malaysia is not intended 2spread hate &shame 2its people or country. But only to show u something.”
Erykah always keeps it classy.