Anita Baker fans let Taylor Swift know to respect our elders after she called Baker by her first name on social media.
As reported by Sister 2 Sister, the eight-time Grammy winner finally won her master recordings and posted the good news on Twitter on Sept. 3.
The 31-year-old Swift congratulated 63-year-old Baker on Twitter for winning the copyrights to her impressive collection of music. Baker has two gold albums and four platinum albums under her belt.
Swift called the “Sweet Love” singer winning her masters a beautiful moment and Baker shared the Tweet.
“What a beautiful moment, CONGRATULATIONS ANITA!!”
What a beautiful moment, CONGRATULATIONS ANITA!! 🥲🥲👏👏 https://t.co/oUTjh8lGND
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) September 5, 2021
Fans quickly came for Swift for calling Baker by her first name on Twitter.
Anita? She betta act like she know! Ms. Baker, hunni pic.twitter.com/u50cMGZoxR
— YourDiTarrie (@DiTarrieLaRons) September 5, 2021
Taylor Swift, please refer to our Queen as Ms. Baker.
— Pet Wisdom for Life (@SDWisdom) September 5, 2021
Anita Baker is not Taylor Swift’s fucking peer. https://t.co/jKnCmGuKhd
— S T ☆ R B O Y: Whitney Port Updates (@BarbieTheeStar) September 7, 2021
I’m screaming at all the black folks on Taylor’s Swift’s tweet like, aht aht – where are those honorifics?! it’s MS. Anita Baker to you. 😭
— Kelechi (@heykelechi) September 5, 2021
black twitter dragging taylor swift for not calling anita baker ms. anita baker. i love to see it. 😎😎 https://t.co/xoVOZBzyjG
— 🧶♌️ESEEREHS♌️🧶| ♌️☀️|♏️⬆️|♍️🌙 (@MsMackAnomaly) September 6, 2021
The way everybody telling Taylor Swift how to address Ms Anita Baker is comedy gold
— The Great One (@SkipDhaKidd) September 6, 2021
If Baker was offended by the post, she didn’t show it because she kept it classy and shared Swift’s post while thanking her for her support.
“Thank You, for Your *Fire & Support!! It Inspires us all, to move Mountains🙌🏾.”
Thank You, for Your *Fire & Support!! It Inspires us all, to move Mountains🙌🏾 https://t.co/tMfu1XR30r
— Anita Baker (@IAMANITABAKER) September 5, 2021
Taylor Swift said “Congratulations Anita!”
Not Mrs. Anita, Mrs. Baker, or Auntie Anita.
Black and white folk really different lol
— △⃒⃘ oatmilk hive. (@OmnipotentMeesh) September 5, 2021
Swift had been a supporter for sometime in Baker’s quest to gain ownership over her master recordings. Swift had her own struggle for ownership over her masters, and the two women previously Tweeted about their shared experience.
Baker posted on Twitter in March to request that her fans not stream any of her music until she gained control over her masters.
“🎁Miraculously… i have out-lived *ALL, of my Artists Contracts🎈,” she wrote. “They no longer ‘Own,’ My Name & Likeness. And, by Law…30 yr old, Mstrs are 2B Returned, 2 Me🎼. Unfortunately, They’re gonna make me Fight 4 it. I’m Prepared, 2 do that. Please Dont advertise/buy them🎈💓,” she wrote in a March tweet.”
🎁Miraculously… i have out-lived *ALL, of my Artists Contracts🎈 They no longer “Own”, My Name & Likeness. And, by Law…30 yr old, Mstrs are 2B Returned, 2 Me🎼 Unfortunately, They’re gonna make me Fight 4 it. I’m Prepared, 2 do that. Please Dont advertise/buy them ABXO🎈💓 pic.twitter.com/PXe9xzsJK0
— Anita Baker (@IAMANITABAKER) March 9, 2021
“I’m cheering you on in your fight to get back your work, and appreciate your support so much!! Thank you 🙏 💗.”
I’m cheering you on in your fight to get back your work, and appreciate your support so much!! Thank you 🙏 💗
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) March 25, 2021
This Solidarity 🎼is a Beautiful Thing!🎁
— Anita Baker (@IAMANITABAKER) March 26, 2021
While Swift addressing Baker may have been a faux pas in the community, it would seem that she meant no disrespect to the living legend.