Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Erykah Badu strips naked at JFK assassination site in Dallas, Texas, for new 'Window Seat' video

FROM THE NY DAILY NEWS - I think this video is just amazing and has some valuable substance. You go Erykah :)



Erykah Badu's new album is taking a window seat to her controversial new video.

For her "Window Seat" music video, released Saturday, Badu strips as she walks down a Dallas sidewalk before collapsing naked near the spot where John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.

The video was shot for Badu's new album, "New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh" without a crew in one take on March 17, according to her Twitter.

Badu says she was verbally harassed on the day of filming, though the taunts did not make the final cut.

"they were yelling, 'THIS IS A PUBLIC PLACE : YOU OUGHTA BE ASHAMED : PUT YOUR CLOTHES ON : DAMN GIRL! etc," she tweeted.

As the music video progresses, a naked Badu reaches Dealey Plaza and a gunshot rings out in the distance. Badu's head snaps back and the naked singer crumples to the floor.

Badu wrote that she was "too busy lookin for cops" to be shy about her nudity, though she was aware that children were around and “prayed they wouldn’t b traumatized.”

When the cameras stopped, Badu tweets that she and her cameraman fled.

According to the singer, she was speaking out against "groupthink," a psychological term referring to a group of people who sacrifice individuality in order to embrace collective thought and avoid conflict.

A Dallas Police spokeswoman told CNN that the songstress would not be charged for indecent exposure.

Badu's Tuesday morning post on Twitter appeared to ring true, "The butt naked truth is powerful America !!!!"

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