At the Soul Train Awards last night, host Erykah Badu, the baddest baddie there ever was, told the audience during her opening segment, "I know I usually do a big elaborate musical number, but right here I feel I need to do this." She then took a knee, saying, "This is for Kap. Kap, we appreciate you, for giving your life, giving up your dream, because you believe in us."
#ErykahBadu takes a knee and shouts out #ColinKaepernick during her opening at the #SoulTrainAwards ✊🏽#OooLaLaBlog pic.twitter.com/obDJuDZ8wI
— NJLALA.com (@OooLaLaBlog) November 27, 2017
Badu's move was met with raucous applause from both the crowd and the internet:
Big shout out to #ErykahBadu for taking a knee tonight at the #SoulTrainAwards pic.twitter.com/ABhK1ryYsK
— Luv Wins✊Resist (@luvwins2016) November 27, 2017
Erykah Badu taking a knee is what we need tonight. ✊🏾 #SoulTrainAwards #SoulTrainAwards2017 pic.twitter.com/3J9Fqranjt
— OfficialWilly2.0 (@therealwill17) November 27, 2017
#SoulTrainAwards #Swv opened up and have me chills! #Erykahbadu took a knee honoring #westandwithkap. This is about to be amazing again!
— Yulonda Stevens (@Jewelondis) November 27, 2017
Kaepernick's organization also tweeted at Badu:
THANK YOU!! ✊🏾✊🏿✊🏽✊🏼 @fatbellybella #imwithkap #blacklivesmatter #soultrainawards https://t.co/JxXX4kLAEP pic.twitter.com/1pUNnnYvpn
— KnowYourRightsCamp (@yourrightscamp) November 27, 2017
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