Erykah Badu is no stranger to controversy. After causing a stir with her much-talked-about “Window Seat” video, the soul songstress is speaking out about her disappointment with today’s music.
“How y’all gone stand by and let our music turn into pop techno cornball ass music,” Badu asked her Twitter followers, referring to the electro, dance, and pop sounds currently dominating radio. “We don’t own our music no more. come to think of it , did we EVER own it ? where is the funk AT?”
The shift in popular music surprised Badu. “They playd 6 in a row today- #pop techno songs back to back . with so called r&b and rap artist… on the hop hop station . where I been?”
The 39-year-old artist, who has her own young children, opened up the discussion to her followers. “I wann hear from the young people? easy for me to complain about this techno-pop cause i have a taste for something else. but how do u feel?” she questioned. “I definitely don’t want to offend anyone . young people, I know this is the music of your generation.”
Without naming names, she expressed her dismay at the hip-hop artists following the trend. “These rappers ought to be shame of they damn selves,” she chided. “I’m talkin bout the mc’ s rappin over this pop techno music… I believe in pimpin the system [but] got DAMN! not like this.”
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