The singer was one of the guests who attended Obama’s private birthday party at Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts last weekend. However, despite allegedly banned photography and videography of the party, Badu posted a video on her Instagram Story of herself, Obama and others dancing at the event for her 5 million followers to see. The video has since been deleted.
After the video broadcast online, Badu apologized.
” Sir. And Mrs. Obama, forgive me for being the “terrible guest” at an event so sacred to your family. I was so inconsiderate, thank you for all your love. What an example of ‘how NOT’ to be… erica, ”Badu tweeted Thursday.
When asked if the former president and former first lady Michelle Obama asked him to apologize publicly, Badu clarified that it was not and that it was just the “right thing” to do.
Prior to the event, the number of guests for the event was reportedly reduced to only include family and close friends due to concerns about the rapid spread of COVID-19.
In a statement obtained by UNITED STATES TODAY, spokeswoman Hannah Hankins said the outdoor event was “planned months ago in accordance with all public health guidelines and COVID safeguards in place.”
It was reported that before entering the party, all guests were required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Guests who were spotted attending the birthday party reportedly included John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade and HER
Mr. and Mrs. Obama, please excuse me for being the “terrible guest” at such a sacred event for your family. I was so inconsiderate, thank you for all your love. What an example of ‘how NOT’ to be …… erica
– ErykahBadoula (@fatbellybella) August 12, 2021