AceShowbiz - Anita Baker has finally broken her silence after facing backlash over Babyface's absence at her Newark show. When setting the record straight, the "Caught Up in the Rapture" singer insisted that she wasn't the one to blame for it.
For the record, Babyface claimed he was asked to pull out of Anita's show at Prudential Center on May 10. At the time, he stated, "I am truly sorry to my fans who have been waiting for us to hit the stage this evening at the Prudential Center."
"I was asked not to perform in order to give Ms. Baker her space and time to perform her show in its entirety," he added. "My band and I are extremely saddened we didn't get to perform for y'all tonight."
Anita has already clarified that "tech/video wall/glitched" during the show, causing a delay. She continued, "Live Nation/Producers took responsibility. I/We/Us went onstage, anyway. Late…but, love prevailed."
Still, some people blamed her, with one writing, "It's Anita Baker's fault. She did it to [Luther Vandross] and Maxwell." In response, she tweeted on Tuesday, June 5, "Dear Sir, Live Nation, took Full responsibility. I Went on My Stage, at the appropriate time. Did my job without benefit of full production… I *Did, my Job/Lifelong Profession. Your public statements are false."
"Another, Truth?... My company defended & Prevailed against the lawsuit filed, (Not by Babyface, but by his reps. at the time)," she further elaborated. "Kenny, came to me YEARS ago, in the Spirit of Community & WE put It ALL, behind us. & came Together, in Love, Peace, Music & Community & 4giveness."