Erykah Badu Alludes To Charging Fans For Facebook Live Streams, Tells Critic: I’m Unemployed Too, I’m Just Not B*tchin About It
According to singer Erykah Badu, she’s out of a job just like millions of Americans amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The singer responded to news of a Facebook update, that includes adding more features for Facebook Live, including a way to charge for access to content. In a statement Facebook said,
“You’ll be able to mark Facebook Events as online only and, in the coming weeks, integrate Facebook Live so you can broadcast to your guests. To support creators and small businesses, we plan to add the ability for Pages to charge for access to events with Live videos on Facebook – anything from online performances to classes to professional conferences,”
Erykah Badu seemed very pleased with this news and retweeted the article saying,
“Catch me if you can …”
One fan wasn’t too pleased with Erykah Badu sharing this article saying,
“You’re happy you can charge, but 30 million of us have filed for unemployment. So… I mean, I guess auntie. Do your thing.”
Erykah Badu claps back at the fan saying,
“I’m unemployed too. I’m just not b****in about it. I created a way for my folks. But if you’d rather give your money to iTunes for my music keep in mind we only get fkn pennies. And yes I am happy… broke or rich.”
Meanwhile, Erykah Badu is gearing up for her Verzuz battle with her neo-soul sister Jill Scott.
Swizz Beatz shared the news writing on social media:
“It’s time for the Queens to represent…Erykah Badu vs Jill Scott the paper work is in Timbaland.”
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