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Originally posted 06/30/2014 02:15PM
That's exactly what happened to Mario Diaz of New York City's PIX11 news during the 5 p.m. nightly news broadcast on Friday. Just as he was trying to explain the bizarre antics of another celeb, Badu strode into frame and then tried to plant one on Diaz, who handled the kiss ambush like a pro.
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Originally posted 08/17/2010 02:45PM
The drama surrounding Erykah Badu's controversial music video may soon be coming to an end.
Five months after filming the video for "Window Seat," in which the singer strips off all her clothes and feigns being shot in the head in the spot where John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Badu paid a $500 fine on Friday and will serve six months of probation, a Dallas city spokesman tells the Associated Press.
Badu, 39, was issued a disorderly conduct citation in April after a witness filed a complaint.
Originally posted 04/03/2010 11:45AM
Erykah Badu says her new video is about liberating herself from layers of inhibiting demons. Now police want to liberate her wallet of some cash.
The singer will be issued a disorderly conduct citation carrying a $500 fine for stripping off all her clothes and feigning being shot in the head in Dallas's Dealey Plaza, where John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Police initially said no citizens complained after the video for "Window Seat" was filmed March 13, but after it hit the Internet one witness came forward: a woman with two children who said she was offended to see Badu disrobe in public, the Dallas Morning News reports.
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Originally posted 04/01/2010 02:05PM
Erykah Badu says her buzzed-about new music video, in which she strips off her clothes and references the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, has been "grossly misinterpreted by many."
The singer and native of Dallas, who is raising her three children there, Tweeted: "I would never disrespect JFK. his revolutionary thinking is my inspiration. my performance art has been grossly misinterpreted by many."
The video for her song "Window Seat," which was filmed on March 17 and has been pulled from several sites, shows Badu stripping as she walks along a sidewalk in Dallas's Dealey Plaza, now a popular tourist attraction. After Badu removes all of her clothing, she feigns being shot in the head, falling to the ground near where Kennedy was fatally wounded on Nov. 22, 1963.
Originally posted 03/31/2010 02:35PM
In the video for her new song ""Window Seat," Erykah Badu leaves nothing to the imagination.
The singer, who released her album New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh Tuesday, strips off all her clothes and feigns being shot in the head in Dallas's Dealey Plaza – the same spot where John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
"The song 'Window Seat' is about liberating yourself from layers and layers of skin or demons that are a hindrance to your growth or freedom, or evolution," Badu, a local resident, explained to the Dallas Morning News. "I tied it in a way that compared the assassination to the character assassination one would go through after showing his or herself completely."
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Originally posted 07/22/2004 06:00PM
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