The Grammy Award winner begged for the former first family’s forgiveness for being a “terrible guest” after she posted recordings of the star-studded Martha’s Vineyard event, despite all invitees being instructed not to.
After uploading a video of the August 7 gathering to Instagram, Badu tweeted to her 2.7 million followers: “Mr. And Mrs. Obama, Please forgive me [for] being the ‘terrible guest’ at such a sacred event for your family.”
WATCH: President Obama and his celebrity guests having a great time partying maskless. https://t.co/KWT7WCDl3z
— The Post Millennial (@The Post Millennial)
In response to Badu’s public apology, some people were convinced that the Obamas themselves demanded the singer to take her posts down – but she insisted in a follow-up tweet that was not the case.
One commentator wrote: “ They made you take down the video and apologize publicly, lol”
To which Badu replied: “ Naw sis. It’s just right thing.”
Naw sis. It’s just right thing , https://t.co/joDoJ9HPUJ
Footage shot by the 50-year-old showed birthday boy Obama partying mask-free with hundreds of attendees.
The clips from the luau-themed festivities have since been deleted by Badu – but not before she suffered a backlash from viwers accusing her of showing off, while condemning the Obamas for hosting the lavish affair.
I am an Erykah Badu fan but why are you filming the Obamas at their private party without permission on your cellph… https://t.co/fbi3Iyw1qj