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30Mar
2010
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Erykah Badu’s New CD Drops As New Video Causes Controversy

The new video "Window Seat" from Erykah Badu is causing some controversy while her new CD comes out today.

In the video above, she falls to the ground nude where JFK was shot.  The video was shot guerilla style and in one take. 

Some people in her hometown of Dallas are not amused"I don't understand how someone who lives here, who is a resident of this city, could do such a thing,"said Lindalyn Adams.

"It's in poor taste and poor judgment, in my opinion," says John Crawford.

Badu stands by the video and says it was a protest and is about liberating oneself. 

"I tied it in a way that compared the assassination to the character assassination one would go through after showing his or her self completely," she said. "That's exactly the action I wanted to display."

The city of Dallas got involved for a moment stating the video was filmed without proper permits and was upset that children were around when Badu stripped down. 

Us?  We just think they were upset that her booty was blurred out. 

What do you think of the video and it's message?  Do you get the statement or is it in poor taste?-Dr.FB

P.S., pick up New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh as it is in stores today!-Dr.FB

Comments (6)
  1. love it! when she was shot and the blue letters/blood split out….what did it say/mean?

  2. Streaking is a popular British pastime, gets people attention & gives everyone a good laugh, no harm done.

  3. I am so feelin’ this vid Miss Badu. IN other words, I understood where she was going with the concept. It’s an audio visual that makes you think.

  4. Love it she has a nice body. Its time 4 someone to push buttons again and she has tastefully

  5. Controversy over nothing…this video is amazing & my take on it is as follows;
    Symbolism: The sister (Erykah Badu) is shedding her superficial layers. Exposing herself to the world. Facilitating her own evolution. She is assassinated at the end only to raise again in her EVOLVED STATE.
    This is also a reference to the John F. Kennedy assassination. Erykah falls at the same spot, where JFK was shot, except it’s on the sidewalk. When the camera turns after she’s down, you can see the “X” on the street. That “X” marks where Kennedy was shot in the car.
    Reference also goes for the title “Window Seat”, the video intro and the “Group Think” speculations about the assassination.

    Very well done & I applaud her for making this!

  6. Ok..I’ll respond.

    I do not see anything wrong with the video honestly. Yes u could argue the nudity but it was tastefully done. Just as the song goes..ppl are quick to assassinate what they do not understand. She bared her entire self and without hesitation she (the character) was destroyed. How simplier can it get folks. Like Spike Lee has said many times…WAKE UP!

    If you think this is graphic, controversal, etc., then I must ask this.. have you seen some of the video games our kids are playing or the tv shows they watch? Erykah Badu’s video is G-Rated compared to video games like Halo and God Of War and G-rated compared to even movies like the latest Alice in Wonderland (Disney) and the Jersey Shore Reality Show (MTV). So please folks…let the art be and if you don’t like it then simply fast forward…no one is making you watch it.

    I am The Rigoman…this is my truth and I’m sticking too it. Word Up!


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