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Soul singer Erykah Badu isn’t biting her tongue for anyone. The veteran musician has stepped up to address the backlash she received for appearing to show sympathy for R. Kelly.

Badu hit up Twitter Tuesday (January 22) to deny getting asked to appear in Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” docuseries and shut down other rumors.

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Over the weekend, footage surfaced of Badu telling a Chicago crowd she hoped Kells would see the light during a show.

“I’m putting up a prayer right now for [R. Kelly],” Badu told audience members at the Aragon Ballroom. “I hope he sees the light of day if he’s done all those things that we’ve seen on TV and heard those ladies talk about. I hope he sees the light of day and comes forward.” Badu continued, “What if one of the people that was assaulted by R. Kelly grows up to be an offender? Are we gonna crucify them? I mean, how do we do this? It’s just something to think about.” (Huffington Post)

Once the footage went viral, the Internet erupted with mixed reactions.

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Following the online outbursts, Badu went to social media with a direct message to her 2.59 million Twitter followers.