Twitter – Twitter is buzzing after Erykah Badu posted a cryptic video to her Instagram account on Tuesday (November 13).
In the clip, music featuring Digable Planets MC Butterfly — also known as Ishmael “Ish” Butler of Shabazz Palaces — is playing in the background as Badu rubs her bare belly and the words “She Loves You Ish” flash across the screen.
“Ishhues wit trust,” Badu wrote in the caption.
Shabazz Palaces posted an Instagram photo of Badu in August but other than that, there’s been no indication she and Ish are romantically linked.
Sure enough, Ish told HipHopDX the rumor is absolutely “not true.”
Badu addressed the rumor on Twitter in a more comedic way and blamed it on her voracious Fall appetite.
“Fam, chill,” she began. “Ain’t nobody shoot up the club, ok? Why I got to be pregnant every holiday season. Just. Stop. Y’all trying to say I’m fat? Y’all say this shit every fall. I just be a little hungier than usual come late October…Now y’all got us in here arguing over baby names.”
Fam, chill. Ain’t nobody shoot up the club, ok? Why I got to be pregnant every holiday season? ?just. Stop. Y’all trying to say I’m fat ? Y’all say this shit every fall. I just be a little hungrier than usual come late October…Now y’all got us in here arguing over baby names.
— ErykahBadoula (@fatbellybella) November 14, 2018
Twitter couldn’t help itself from weighing in on the rumor.
Check out the reactions below.
So none of y’all was gonna tell me Erykah Badu is pregnant by Butterfly of Digable Planets?
— Stephanie (@StephBMore) November 13, 2018
So Erykah Badu is pregnant with her 4th child by her 4th baby daddy? At what point will she be labeled another hot mess ADOS? Just because you're a creative doesn't give you license to be reckless. The people are calling her a female version of Future….smdh
— Sophia (@EndlessONEder) November 14, 2018
Speaking of Neo-Soul singers, looks like Erykah Badu is pregnant by Butterfly of Digable Planets. Glad Kendrick Lamar ran lmao
— Ashton Morris (@ashtonmorris1) November 14, 2018
Erykah Badu really pregnant by Ish or was her stomach just full of food? She was stepping on the handicap parking spot logo that expectant mothers can use, before she showed her stomach so it must be forreal.
— Chris. (@CheckMyEsque) November 13, 2018
Erykah badu is pregnant by Ishmael butler aka butterfly from Digable Planets who’s Lil Tracy’s dad .. which means erykah badu is kinda lil Tracy’s step mom ???
— BAHIRI. (@BAHIRIMATTIEX) November 14, 2018
Erykah badu pregnant by lil tracy’s dad ?
— ? (@StDomonick) November 14, 2018
Erykah Badu hints at being pregnant in new insta video???????
— Macchiato? (@Pacific_Eve) November 14, 2018
Reading this fake story about Erykah Badu being pregnant and just found out she’s dating Ishamael Butler, aka Butterfly from Digable Planets! What?!?!
— Max Reil (@maxwellreil) November 14, 2018