Babyface has been kicked off Anita Baker’s tour after the “Body and Soul” singer alleged she was being bullied by his “crazy” fanbase.

On Tuesday (June 13), Baker revealed she couldn’t take any extra of the alleged abuse from the LaFace co-founder’s followers on-line and announced on Tuesday that he had been cut from her Songstress Tour, which can proceed as scheduled later this month with out Babyface.

“After Silently, Enduring Cyber Bulling/Verbal Abuse & Threats of Violence from the Fan Base, of Our Special Guest/Support Act,” Baker wrote on Twitter. “In the Interest of Personal Safety. I will continue, The Songstress Tour, alone. Appropriate refunds will be made. Blessings.”

Babyface admitted he was “saddened” by the tour elimination and the way in which issues performed out by way of social media: “I am saddened by the news that Anita Baker has decided to remove me from The Songstress Tour. It’s unfortunate and disheartening to see how things have played out via social media.

“While I was looking forward to the rest of the dates, I have nothing but love and respect for Anita and I wish her the best with for the remainder of the tour.”

Baker additionally responded to a sequence of tweets criticizing her, dubbing Babyface’s alleged “bully” followers as “Kenny’s Crazies.”

“There is A White man, behind these Grown Black Men… harassing Me & Gaslighting, My Fans,” she wrote whereas subliminally accusing any person behind-the-scenes of the tour. “Because he Cant take over, this Tour… sO? He wants to Destroy it. Kenny’s Crazy Narcissist call off, your Boys.”

Anita Baker continued claiming the web trolls wished to “fight” her: “These trolls… are *On Massa’s payroll*. Creating Fake News/Slander & Harrassment. This is what, happens, when Boundaries & Blessings, Manifest into Beautiful Karma & Growth. #AnitaBaker They wanna fight a 65 yr old Woman.”

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Whereas loads of followers weighed in on the matter within the replies of each Anita Baker and Babyface’s respective posts, R&B singer Tank put out a video defending Babyface and questioned Baker for sending one in all his “heroes” residence from the tour in an Instagram publish on Tuesday.

“It’s really hard for me to stand by and let one of my heroes and one of the nicest human beings ever just be attacked and vilified for no reason,” Tank mentioned. “Someobody has to say something. When a man stands accused of something he hasn’t done anything.

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“Now you kick him off the tour? I want to respect my elders — stay out of grown folks business is what they say, but somebody gotta say something. You’re doing this to Babyface?!”

That is Anita Baker’s first headlining trek in practically 28 years because the soul icon celebrates 4 a long time since her album The Songstress arrived in 1983. The tour kicked off in February and is slated to run by way of December with the following date going down in Chicago on June 30.

The fallout between Anita Baker and Babyface comes a number of months after the latter was ordered to fork out nearly $40,000 per thirty days to his ex-wife Nicole Pantenburg as a part of their divorce settlement.

It got here practically two years after their divorce in the summertime of 2021. The pair have one little one collectively, a 14-year-old daughter named Peyton, who they’ve agreed to share joint authorized and bodily custody of.