Erykah Badu: “I saw something good in Hitler”

Often-provocative singer Erykah Badu who was arrested in Dallas in 2010 after filming an unauthorized video for “Window Seat,” in which she stripped off all her clothes, is making headlines once again with a comment praising Adolf Hitler’s artistic abilities.

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In a wide-ranging interview with Vulture, she said she is able to see good in everyone, no matter how repugnant a person’s actions might be. Even a murderous dictator bent on genocide and world domination.

“I’m a humanist. I see good in everybody. I saw something good in Hitler,” she said, to which the incredulous reporter responds, “Come again?”

“Yeah, I did,” Badu insists. “Hitler was a wonderful painter.”

She said she is not anti-Semitic. Read the entire interview here.

In 2014 Badu filmed herself singing anonymously for tips in Times Square.  One person recognized Badu, but she was after strangers’ donations, not fans’ attention.

“Beat it!” she told a guy who wanted to take a photo. (She did acquiesce, then removed her hat so no one else would recognize her.)

She didn’t sing any of her hits, but rather a freestyle verse that basically went, “Give me some moneyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!”

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