Badu: My kids' fathers "are my brothers & friends"

After being criticized by some fans on the website due to news that she's having her third child out of "marriage", by a third partner -- Jay Electronica -- Erykah Badu responded:

"Peace, How dare you disrespect the Queendom and my children and my intelligence. I've never been so disgusted in all of my life...

I am a great mother and care giver to my 2 children and to this world. My children are 2 of the kindest and happiest people I have met. I home schooled them and taught them the ways of good to the best of my ability. I am their doctor and their nurse. And even sometimes their mother and their father.

I am an excellent mother and resent all of the negative comments and insults on my character. I put much time and thought into having and raising my children.

I've had the honors of having 2 home births and 2 wonderful partners by my side. Every relationship I have been in was because I loved the person DEARLY and was dedicated to us “exclusively” for a number of years.

The fathers of my children are my brothers and friends.
We have a great deal of respect for one another and always will.
We took our own “vows” and CONTINUE TO UPHOLD THEM.

Who is the JUDGE?

Would it “LOOK BETTER” to MARRY AND DIVORCE and marry again?
Would that be MORALLY correct?
What's the difference? The government’s involvement I guess.
Ideally, it would be excellent to find the man or woman who fulfills your spirit and stay for ever and ever (thru sickness and health till death do us part) and have healthy strong children as a result of a healthy and strong union.
(this CAN happen... we need much training, however.)


Is it really “GOOD” to stay in a relationship where both parties are unfulfilled, longing for relief, bringing one another down as a result of improper training, creating BAD ENERGY and EXPERIENCES for the child to REPEAT?
(not to mention breeding deceit and anger and resentment)
Seems to create fearful children who turn into fearful adults.

How many of you grew up in 2 parent homes that were miserable as fuck?
Or 2 parent homes that were not perfect but worked?
How many gew up in one parent homes where the mother worked hard to make sure you were cared for but she wasn't quite happy?
How about a home where the father was the main care giver and did the best he could -- lacking nurture?
How many of you have a sibling that has a different father or mother?
Does he or she mean less to you?
How many of you have more than 1 mother or gather of your own children?
How many of you have had or are parents responsible enough to make good decisions for yourself and your children, that don't quite fit any of these descriptions?
How many of you stay in unhealthy relationships for fear of going to hell?
How many hos out there... that have kids to get a payday?
How many people getting they ass kicked and are forced to submit cause yo mama got hre ass kicked?


How about this:
I pray with my children
I feed them good food
They respect people's differences
They travel the world with me
They know who they are
They adore their fathers and are loves by 2 parents
or more
or two or more sets of loving grandparents
They cry
They get hurt
They get sick
They heal


They are not an IDEA or a TOPIC
And neither am I
I am alive
I am beautiful woman
I am a good woman
I am growing
I am complete with or without a partner and will always be
And I have dreams of a family structure
All of my dreams do not come true
And despite all of the pain in my life...
In my mothers life
In my grandmothers life
We have always endured
And there is so much joy to be experienced.
I never had a father and I don't know what that feels like
But my children do, and they love their "parents".

We are their champions

Love how you want. Follow whichever pattern you like.
My children will be leaders
And they will not ever be slaves to this society's idea of morality
They own their minds and their dreams

Birth control. LOL... could have 10 babies instead of 2.
I love children and I will have as many as God will give me.
I am very healthy and responsible and so are all of my partners
I chose them wisely and soberly

{edited for length and relevancy, full post here}

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