Surprise! Erykah Badu Performs At New Jersey High School #TBT Nathan Devonte April 13, 2016 Neo-Soul singer Erykah Badu just can not do any wrong… We love Erykah, so when we saw this throwback video of the songstress surprising lunchroom students at Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark, New Jersey, we were excited like we were sitting right there …of course, we weren’t though! The clip, shot in 2014, shows Ms. Badu singing her 1997 debut hit ‘On & On,’ during the school students lunch-hour. According to Pitchfork, the performance was in partnership with The Future Project, which promotes that “young people everywhere should have opportunity to discover their potential and build the skills they need to change their lives and world.” You gotta check the clip, especially to see the bit where she takes a bite out of one of the pupils lunch. Check it out, right here: In other news, Badu responded on Twitter with controversary, to the online debate on student uniforms, after a New Zealand school enforced girls to wear their skirts below the knee to prevent the attention of male staff and boys, which sparked some criticism. A conversation which began when Erykah spilled her thoughts on twitter, April 11th. “There was an article ruling that high school girls lower their skirts so male teachers are not distracted. I agreed because I am aware we live in a sex I-driven society. It is everyone’s, male and female’s, responsibility to protect young ladies.” I agree.We are sexual beings . We should consider everyone. Young girls are attractive. Some males are distracted. https://t.co/q6N7bpxO0Z — ErykahBadoula (@fatbellybella) April 11, 2016 …one way to protect youth is to remind them we are all sexual in nature and as they grow and develop it is natural to attract men… — ErykahBadoula (@fatbellybella) April 12, 2016 …it is not them who is doing anything wrong by being beautiful and attractive but with such imbalance in our society it is smart to be… — ErykahBadoula (@fatbellybella) April 12, 2016 … aware and awake. Men and women both go thru cycles of arousal. Men automatically are attracted to women of child bearing age…. — ErykahBadoula (@fatbellybella) April 12, 2016 “I want my daughters to understand this. I want them to be themselves and wear what they like, yet be aware. Not ignore our differences,” she continued. “Males should be taught to be responsible for their actions from childhood. It’s not ok to ‘prey’ on young women…But do I think it is unnatural for a heterosexual male 2b attracted to a young woman in a revealing skirt? No. I think it is his nature…Consequently, we must all be aware and responsible. We must protect our young women. We must teach our young men.” …if I had a school I would make sure that the uniform skirt length was a nice knee length… It is fair to everyone… — ErykahBadoula (@fatbellybella) April 12, 2016 …young women you are beautiful. Young men you are beautiful. Protect one another. — ErykahBadoula (@fatbellybella) April 12, 2016 A response from Badu’s tweets came shortly there after: Not much about celebrities surprises me anymore, but Erykah Badu subscribing to respectability politics hurts my soul. — Victoria M. Walker (@vikkie) April 12, 2016 Did Erykah Badu just place the onus on female children, to prevent sexual misconduct in schools? — Manuela de Santos (@PutinistaJonez) April 11, 2016 https://twitter.com/MmabathoMontsho/status/719795750163636224 Share this TEA:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) You must log in to post a comment.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.