Looks like Ani DiFranco has now posted a real apology on her Facebook page for the retreat she planned at an actual plantation (and eventually cancelled after the internet rightfully issued a collective "What the hell, Ani?!?").

everyone,
it has taken me a few days but i have been thinking and feeling very intensely and i would like to say i am sincerely sorry. it is obvious to me now that you were right; all those who said we can't in good conscience go to that place and support it or look past for one moment what it deeply represents. i needed a wake up call and you gave it to me.
it was a great oversight on my part to not request a change of venue immediately from the promoter. you tried to tell me about that oversight and i wasn't available to you. i'm sorry for that too.
know that i am digging deeper.
-ani

Also, Lady Gaga seems to have replaced Terrible Human Being R. Kelley with Christina Aguilera in a newly released version of "Do What U Want." Which doesn't exactly make up for all of the questionable stuff Lady Gaga has done/said in the past, but like... tentative semi-yay, at least?