Erykah Badu and The D.O.C. became trending topics this week after their daughter Puma posted a picture with her mother that showed off their backsides – and now the entire family has responded to the backlash.
The picture in question arrived on Monday (January 23), and showed Puma and her famous mother from the back in tight leggings. It garnered a major response, but not all of it was positive.
“So yall advertising azz objectivfying and exploiting yall bodies for personal gain then post for likes views and engagement for payment,” one Instagram user wrote. “This is clearly commercial prostitution.”
“Anything for social media,” another said. “Thanks for the free b. daddy is proud. wuz up doc.”
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In response, the entire family has added their two cents – and they’re all doubling down on Puma’s right to post the photo.
“I posted a pic (not my mom) of me and my mama badu in some cute form fitting pants. I’m an adult. What’s the real issue? Let’s discuss,” 18-year-old Puma wrote in a separate post.
“Well…” Erykah and The D.O.C. each wrote in separate comments under the post, seemingly to say they’re waiting for a legitimate reason as to why it was an issue.
Erykah also responded to The D.O.C.’s comment, calling him “the best.”
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According to AllHipHop, Erykah shared the picture on her Instagram Story as well, writing, “got ‘em uncomfortable” and “wait till y’all see out insides (heart, mind, spirit $).”
Erykah Badu also commented on the matter on Twitter. “Next year I’ll show y’all a sonogram X-ray of my colon. Dr. Says, and I quote, ‘it’s just the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen,'” she joked.
Speaking to HipHopDX last year about his new documentary, The D.O.C. opened up about his relationship with his ex and child’s mother and revealed they’re still so close that she even delivered his children with his new wife.
“I owe Erykah everything,” the former N.W.A rapper said. “I owe her everything. I mean, Erykah is a soulmate. She brought amazing energy to this film in a lot of ways. She was really in touch with us in a lot of ways behind the scenes, and did a lot to help us push this thing forward. And just as a man went forward, my two sons, Erykah was the doula, she delivered my boys.”
He added: “Honestly, she’s the coolest person that I’ve ever spoken to, ever. She is cool as fuck. I mean, she’s just got such a presence. I would describe her as ethereal.”