Erykah Badu And Jill Scott Are Performing Together At Essence Fest 2018

Erykah Badu And Jill Scott Are Performing Together At Essence Fest 2018

Erykah Badu performs at this year's Summer Spirit Festival, photos by Zenarfoto

Photo Credit: Zenarfoto

This year’s Essence Fest lineup has been announced with headliners including Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, and Erykah Badu and Jill Scott (as a part of a “special curation” by The Roots).

READ: Erykah Badu Receives Backlash Over Hitler And Bill Cosby Comments

Other performers include 112, Big Daddy Kane, Daniel Caesar, Kelela, MC Lyte, and more, with other artists to be announced soon.

The Badu and Scott performance is sure to be a highlight of the event. Scott co-wrote The Roots’ hit song “You Got Me,” which features vocals from Badu.

Badu recently faced backlash for comments she made in an interview where she said she “saw something good in Hitler.”

“People are in real pain. So I understand why my ‘good’ intent was misconstrued as ‘bad,'” Badu explained on Twitter following the release of the interview. “In trying to express a point, I used 1 of the worst examples possible, Not to support the cruel actions of an unwell, psychopathic Adolf Hitler, but to only exaggerate a show of compassion.”

“Either U read the entire VULTURE interview & U understood the message of compassion CLEARLY. OR U only read the selective, out of context Headlines, & were drawn in2 the whirlpool of collective emotional grief,” she continued. “I don’t want 2 force U 2understand the way I love. I’m hopeful tho.”

Weekend ticket packages are on sale now for Essence Fest, with prices starting at $150. For information about ticket sales, accommodations and the latest news about the ESSENCE Festival, visit EssenceFestival.com.

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