Anita Baker Boots Babyface From Tour After ‘Cyber Bullying’ by His Fans

Anita Baker arrives to the Grammy Awards 2013 on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Anita Baker has shown Babyface the door.

The “Sweet Love” songstress dropped R&B hitmaker Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds from her tour because she said his fans were bullying her online.

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

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She included a new poster for the 15-stop tour — and Babyface wasn’t on it.

The “Tender Lover” artist released a statement on Twitter, saying he was “saddened by the news.”

The trouble between the two Grammy winners started when Babyface’s opening set was cut from a May 10 concert at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, reportedly due to technical issues. Babyface had been scheduled to open the show as a surprise guest on the tour, but that night his set didn’t happen.

“I am truly sorry to my fans who have been waiting for us to hit the stage this evening at @PruCenter. I was asked not to perform in order to give Ms. Baker her space and time to perform her show in its entirety. My band and I are extremely saddened we didn’t get to perform for y’all tonight,” he tweeted that night, adding a broken heart emoji to the post.

Since then, Baker says she’s been constantly bullied by Babyface’s fans, who she dubbed “Kenny’s Crazies.”

The situation escalated after the “Whip Appeal” singer-songwriter’s NPR Tiny Desk concert debuted online June 9.

Some of Babyface’s fans took to Twitter to say he’s a legend and should have equal billing to Baker on the tour. She fired back saying it’s her tour and that’s why she gets top billing.

The “You Bring Me Joy” singer slammed Babyface in a June 9 tweet for not stepping up to defend her, writing: “You have an Opportunity, to Say Something/Correct it.”

On June 12, Baker took to Twitter again to say some of Babyface’s fans were threatening her.

“As you can see… Some of his fans, are not accepting of the reality, that he is contracted, as special guest/support, on my tour. Some even want to hurt me… Crazyyyy. Town,” she tweeted.