The Latest: Erykah Badu responds to her Hitler comments

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The Latest: Erykah Badu responds to her Hitler comments
FILE - In this July 6, 2014, file photo, Erykah Badu performs at the Essence Festival in New Orleans.Badu has come under scrutiny for an interview where she made comments on Bill Cosby and Adolf Hitler. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

NEW YORK CITY (AP) — The Latest on Erykah Badu and her controversial comments on Bill Cosby and Adolf Hitler (all times local):

1:15 p.m.

Erykah Badu has responded to criticism following an interview in which she said she sees a good side to everyone, including Adolf Hitler.

In a series of tweets Thursday, the singer stresses she was trying to impart a “message of compassion” and encouraged people to read the entire interview, not “out of context” headlines.

The comments come a day after Vulture published an interview with Badu in which she had supportive things to say about Bill Cosby and Hitler. “I see good in everybody. I saw something good in Hitler,” she said.

In another tweet Thursday, the singer says she “used the worst examples possible” to “exaggerate a show of compassion.”

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5:25 a.m.

Erykah Badu has come under scrutiny for an interview where she made comments on Bill Cosby and Adolf Hitler.

The R&B songstress said in the wide-ranging interview with Vulture that, “I see good in everybody. I saw something good in Hitler.” Badu called him a “wonderful painter” and said he had a “terrible childhood” when asked to elaborate.

On Cosby Badu said, “but if he’s sick, why would I be angry with him?” She said, “sick people do evil things; hurt people hurt people.” Cosby has been accused by multiple women of drugging and sexually assaulting them.

When asked about separating art from the artist with examples such as Louis C.K. and others, Badu said, “I don’t want to get scared into not thinking for myself. I weigh everything.”