Monday, June 12, 2023

Feud Between Anita Baker and Babyface Intensifies After Social Media Tirade by Quiet Storm Queen

The R&B community is abuzz with the recent clash between Anita Baker and Babyface as Baker firmly stands against what she perceives as disrespectful behavior from her tour mate and his fervent fan base.

On Monday, the 65-year-old singer accused Babyface, 64, of breaching their tour contract by exceeding his allotted performance time, encroaching on her headlining set.Baker took to Twitter, stating, "Dearest one. You are not privy to The Contracts. Yes, Babyface is a special guest/support act on my tour. This false narrative of a co-headliner is creating unrealistic expectations and aggression from his fans towards me. He should tell you guys the truth."Known as the quiet-storm queen with hits like "Giving You the Best That I Got," Baker has faced backlash from fans who believe she hasn't given Babyface the recognition he deserves.

The controversy is especially heightened as their tour, "The Songstress Tour," aims to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Baker's debut album.

Fans of Babyface, referred to as "Kenny's Crazies" by Baker, have allegedly escalated tensions between the two artists, with some reportedly resorting to threatening her.Addressing the issue on Twitter, she wrote, "Some of his fans are not accepting the reality that he is contracted as special guest support on my tour. Some even want to hurt me... Crazyyyy. Town."

The friction between Baker and Babyface intensified when Babyface's opening set was unexpectedly cut from their May 10 concert in New Jersey. Despite Babyface's explanation that technical difficulties, specifically a malfunctioning video screen, led to the shortened set, disappointed attendees expressed their dissatisfaction with the show online.Taking to social media, Babyface sought to clarify the situation and express remorse. In a tweet, he stated, "I am truly sorry to my fans who have been waiting for us to hit the stage this evening at @PruCenter. I was asked not to perform to give Ms. Baker her space and time to perform her show in its entirety."

As the public eagerly follows this R&B feud, the music world awaits a resolution to the conflict between these iconic artists. The future of their collaboration remains uncertain, leaving fans wondering if harmony can be restored.

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