I’m not about to say anything bad about Ms Badu. She’s not about to put any Baduizm on me and turn me into a billy goat, but come on now…
Erykah Badu called Beyoncé out on Instagram, Sunday, comparing one of her recent outfits to her own style. In doing so, she shared a picture of herself in one of her iconic hats as well as Beyonce rocking a similar look.
“Guess I’m everybody stylist,” Badu wrote in the post. Fans sided with both artists in an ensuing discussion on social media. Commenting on a post of Badu’s message by The Neighborhood Talk on Instagram, one fan of Beyoncé’s wrote: “Idk why people in this world think they can only do something and if somebody do it also it means they copying, do y’all know how many people on earth? Y’all gotta stop being so full of yourself we all get inspiration from each other shi who else do we see we only got each down here.”
Others sided with Badu, suggesting that the large hat look is iconic. “EVERYTIME i seen Beyoncé dressed like that i thought of eryka I’m sorry,” one wrote. Another joked: “I wouldn’t go back and forth with nobody that know voodoo.” Honestly, it’s a freaking top hat. I love me some Badu and I love Bey, both are legendary in their right and I don’t think anyone looks at either one of them as even being remotely similar to each other. Besides, Bey has always been complimentary of Erykah, ironically shouting her out each night on this tour during the ‘Break My Soul’ remix along with many other queens.
The post comes as Beyoncé continues to perform on her Renaissance World Tour. After traveling throughout Europe to start the year, Beyonce has since returned to North America for shows across the United States and Canada. She most recently performed a pair of concerts at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey over the weekend. She’ll be heading to Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts next for a show on Tuesday night.
Take a look at the alleged inspiration along with some of the internet’s response below and let us know your thoughts. Or is Erykah onto something with this one or does she need to call Tyrone?
Erykah Badu shading Beyoncé over a hat she’s been using since 2016… the lowest is what?
— virgo’s grooviest. (@virgosgrooviest) July 31, 2023
Erykah Badu insinuates that Beyoncé is copying her tour looks:
“I guess I’m everybody stylist” pic.twitter.com/D1nqIVMgVI
— Pop Base (@PopBase) July 31, 2023
Besides the fact that Beyoncé has been wearing this hat for formation since 2016. Bey shouts Badu out as a legend on stage during Break My Soul https://t.co/7TtWgXbCXF
— Ashley K. (@AshleyKSmalls) July 31, 2023
Erykah Badu comments under Beyoncé’s instagram post and says “I’m flattered” after accusing Beyoncé of copying her outfit. pic.twitter.com/jdvumBPrus
— Pop Fish 🐠 (@TheePopFish) July 31, 2023