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Erykah Badu apologizes for being ‘terrible guest’ at Obama’s birthday party

Soul singer-songwriter Erykah Badu apologized Thursday for posting a video from former President Obama’s 60th birthday bash last weekend that prompted backlash from critics who said it was irresponsible to host the party amid surging COVID-19 cases.

Badu, who had shared video of herself, Obama and other guests dancing at the event, tweeted a message to the former president and former first lady Michelle Obama asking for their forgiveness.

“Mr. And Mrs. Obama , Please forgive me 4 being the ‘terrible guest’ at such a sacred event for your family,” she wrote. “I was so inconsiderate, Thank you for all your love.   

“What an example of ‘how NOT ‘ to be,” she added.

The Washington Post previously reported that a photography ban had been implemented for the party held at the Obamas’ house on Martha’s Vineyard.

While hundreds of guests were initially expected to attend, Obama’s team in the days leading up to the party scaled back the guest list to about 200 due to concerns about coronavirus outbreaks across the country fueled in large part by the highly contagious delta variant.

Rapper Trap Beckham and his manager, TJ Chapman, also posted pictures and videos on social media that were later taken down.

Other celebrities spotted on the island over the weekend included John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade.

Sources previously told The Hill that all guests would have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before entering the party.

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