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  1. 1

    She's a fucking asshole.



  2. 2

    She's REVOLUTIONARY…



  3. 3

    i love her.



  4. 4

    i love what she did!



  5. 5

    Re: Bellagio – i SECOND THAT… EXCEPT I WOULD AD A DERANGED, SELFISH. DESPERATE, NEROSIS OVER FLOWING JUNGLE MONEY GONE MAD AND MAKING US PAY WITH THIS SHITEOUS VIDEO, OF AN ASSHOLE. TY. TY VERY MUCH.



  6. 6

    Taking it "too far" is often what makes takes art to the next level - from interesting, to genius. In my opinion, she hit the mark. She didn't disrespect - far from it. She paid tribute in a very real way. I wonder if the criticism doesn't come somewhat from the fact that she's black and JFK was white. Just a thought.



  7. 7

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  8. 8

    Doing what she did in front of children was inappropriate. Although I admire what she was trying to accomplish, she/her people could have given people with children a heads up as to what was going to happen. Guess what Erykah, you DID tramatize some children and quite possibly some adults as well. Not impressed.



  9. 9

    Love, love, love this video and the inspiration/message behind it. If people actually were able to hear that message in the media, mabye there would not be such outrage.



  10. 10

    YouTube search Fella Gaga his videos are hilarious!



  11. 11

    i dont fucking Get it…..i dont understand her point…

    and i still thing youre a fucking fat Pig.



  12. 12

    OOOOH so DEEEEEP!



  13. 13

    She's an asshole? I don't think so. I think what she did was PERFECTLY executed. Definately an eYe opener to what it really is living on this fucking plant. The PPL commenting that she's horrible, asshole, e.t.c. are the very ones this video targets. The type of PPL she is talking about. If you got offended then you are one of those PPL>…



  14. 14

    What a whore!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope no one buys here stupid music…………amazing how she can spit on JFK, but God forbid anyone say anything negative about the horrible "anointed one". The good old double standard regarding race is alive and well………..just like I can't say the "N" word, but they can say it all day………



  15. 15

    SHE IS A FUCKING LUNATIC!!!!! THE VIDEO WAS TRYING TO PAINT AMERICANS AS PEOPLE WHO KILL EVERYBODY WE DON'T UNDERSTAND. THAT IS SO RIGHT ON KEY CONSIDERING WE LEFT ENGLAND TO GET AWAY FROM THAT BEHAVIOR, WE FAUGHT TO END THE HOLOCAUST, WE GIVE MILLIONS TO THIRD WORLD NATIONS TO STOP PAIN AND HUNGER, WE ARE ALWAYS IN THE FRONT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND ALL AROUND WE HAVE BEEN A GREAT NATION. THE SONG SUCKED ANYWAYS, THIS SLUT NEEDS TO GET A LIFE. PETAFILE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  16. 16

    Perez is just mad because Lady Gaga doesn't have enough amazeballs to actually do what Erykah did.



  17. 17

    Stupid.



  18. 18

    dumb,lame,stupid get a fucking life.



  19. 19

    Way to overreact there is nothing wrong with the video. Again people are being TOO SENSITIVE.



  20. 20

    She should have been arrested for indecent exposure. "Artist" or not, no one is above the law.



  21. 21

    She just proved what a piece of shit she really is. I hope her child disrespects her when its older.



  22. 22

    1. who?
    2. she looks white.
    3. who?



  23. 23

    awww i love this she is so unique
    she has a nice hot sexy body



  24. 24

    this is NOT revolutionary.. this was teh stupdiest video i have ever seen in my entire life and the song itself was even worse!! who the hell is SHE to imitate the death of one of the greatest presidents in american history?! shes an asshole



  25. 25

    Re: barbygurl – Well said.



  26. 26

    She's a plain-looking, boring, talentless singer with a fat arse, whose mother is too 'nice' too tell her she should've went to secretarial school.
    Of course she needed to so something to get people to talk about her, else she'd have to return to sucking cheesy cocks off at $29.95 a pop.
    I'd have preferred she'd performanced-art her fat caboose being kicked mercilessly by stiletto-heeled Texas drag-queens !!



  27. 27

    Re: SnowBoarder4LIFE – # 17 We are NOT always at the front for civil rights. Check your history & look at current events ! ! Re: pgal – #8 So she made a "disgusting" video because she's black? Last time I check there are bad people of every color.. I personally don't think the video is all that vulgar, I've seen way worse. But yeah, nice comment you FUCKING RACIST !!!!



  28. 28

    Re: rachelshavon – Rachel, all I can say is this…I am not offended by the whole JFK thing….WHAT BOTHERS ME, is that there was no reason to get naked. People say getting naked is being free, blahblahblah. Why show your body? Letting your titties hang out when the only person that should see them is the one you love. What's really frustrating, IF THIS WAS DONE BY A MAN IN FRONT OF CHILDREN, THE COPS WOULD HAVE BEEN CALLED IMMEDIATELY. This whole getting naked "to make a point" is cheesy at most, and just makes her look desperate….and WHORISH.



  29. 29

    matt and kim's video was better



  30. 30

    Your lack of thinking, lack of planning, lack of insight, lack of decency, lack of civility, lack of education, lack of artistic talent led you to do the sensational. What a mess of a video. Grow up…involve yourself with people who understand the meaning of "artistic expression" and pray that the ridiculousness of this video is soon forgotten.



  31. 31

    Re: proudtoberepublican – you are the asshole, you claimed that you can't say the n word but blacks can. why would you even want to say it in the first place ? can you answer that?



  32. 32

    Re: SnowBoarder4LIFE – AGREED. AND NOTICE SHE TOOK HER CLOTHES OFF RIGHT WHEN SHE APPROACHED THOSE PEOPLE. IF SHE WAS SO EMBARASSED AS SHE CLAIMS TO HAVE BEEN, SHE WOULD HAVE STRIPPED BEFORE GETTING SO CLOSE. Like you said, she, in my opinion is a pedophile.



  33. 33

    She's from Dallas, and one of the most original artists of our time. Whether it was interpreted the wrong way or not, she meant it as an honorable thing.

    Badu DEF comes from a place of love and honor, always.



  34. 34

    Re: pgal – hey another racist on a forum, you my friend are the porch monkey, you are the one who is for show. if you're so brave enough to post how you feel i would like to know who stands before this computer, if u are ballsy to be racist then be ballsy to have your identity known



  35. 35

    I think she was shocking people for the WRONG reasons. She could have been WAYYYY classier about this, and let the people know, that would have been weird and disturbing for anyone to encounter.

  36. jevro says – reply to this


    36

    NO WAY i watched it last night and it's athought provoking awesome video



  37. 37

    I don't think the concept of the video itself was taken "too far"…but I have to agree with the small children thing though. I live in Dallas and tons of school children go there for field trips, and I doubt that's what they want to see when they look at that spot. For more mature audiences only!



  38. 38

    Re: SnowBoarder4LIFE

    JFK knew too much, and wanted to bring to light many things we still aren't aware of today, unless we dig deeper. YES…the original Costa Nostra…which btw the CIA runs rampant with, ESP when they were formed. JFK wanted to do the right thing, so they killed him to protect their secrets. If you think for a second out gov't gives two shits about us, other than to collect taxes and keep us sick, underpaid, and docile. They do things Nazi's did, liek putting floride in our water to dumb us down. It goes on and on. One of my closest friends is a renowned conspiracy and exopoltics expert. go seek for your self…the ones who die mysteriously are the ones you want ot pay attention to.

    Sorry, I truly wish it was a prettier picture, but it's not. :/



  39. 39

    Re: pgal – oh to answer your question her name is not ebonics they are a shorting of african words fool , yes she is black but that was not the message being portrayed but i can tell you this you're granddaughter is going to marry black, i take pride in knowing that in the future you having a black blood line.



  40. 40

    So, what exactly is the "performance art" here? To take focus off of the shitty song?



  41. 41

    The Amendment does not only cover "Freedom of Speech", but also Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Expression…which is what this citizen was doing. If she broke any laws, she should be punished appropriately for it if found guilty. Otherwise - back off you jackasses; if you are offended don't watch it or support this artist. I for one will be supporting her.



  42. 42

    OK She knew what she did was wrong because she wouldn't have said I hope the children weren't traumatized?! WTF What an idiot. She just wanted attention and now she has it.



  43. 43

    what is so damn traumatizing about seeing someone naked? It's a body, we all have a naked body. Nothing traumatizing about it. Now if she was in the middle of the street getting gang banged I could see the whole traumatizing point.



  44. 44

    The police said they couldn't arrest her because no one pressed charges….So it's ok for anyone to take off all of their clothing & walk around naked in public?



  45. 45

    Now imagine the UPROAR if a white artist had the audacity to make a music video on the hotel balcony where MLK was shot and they pretended to get shot in the head too. PLEASE! What people won't do for attention or to sell an MP3 these days, pretty goddamn sad!!!



  46. 46

    I LOVE HER, SHE'S REVOLUTIONARY AND INSPIRATIONAL. =D



  47. 47

    Love it. Good Job !!!
    Taking it "too far" is what art is about. Pushing it and continue pushing it. Creative. Love it. People who don't get the fuck over it.



  48. 48

    Nothing worse than Madonna, Gaga or anyone else with controversial lyrics or videos, America, grow some balls.



  49. 49

    That is seriously disgraceful. She should crawl back into the crack den she slithered out of.



  50. 50

    She's an asshole. Sometimes people seem to rally aroung bullshit because it's called art and hard to put in real world terms. But really… she can call this performance art all day and, as a real artist with a degree and performance art experience… all she did was sensationalism. It's not ironic. It's not especially clever. It's not even elevating her music.

    Janet sang naked. D'angelo sang naked. Even Alanis Morissette did it. She can't do it without sounding like a copy cat. So she adds in a death scene and calls it art. Whoopdee god damn doo.

    She was looking for people to talk. They did. And some of her fans are actually so hungry for her to have another hit that they are supporting this crap and calling it deep. It's not. But doesn't matter. Her mission was accomplished. Now she can go back to piling her hair on her head like Marge Simpson and acting moody and strange at red carpet events. YAY!!



  51. 51

    Many have done it and did not get the attention. I view her as a total artist. Very unique in her own way. Art is Art. It makes people talk then it is a good thing.



  52. 52

    She took it way WAY to far! How could you EVER think that was even slightly okay!?



  53. 53

    Matt & Kim did this not even a year ago



  54. 54

    She had NO RIGHT to do that with Children around! NO RIGHT!



  55. 55

    Why is everyone talking about the fact she is black?!!?!?! SO WHAT??? JFK was pushing for EQUALITY, he wasn't the white citizens president he was ALL of ours !!! A lot of people did not like JFK because he was pushing so hard for equal rights. CHECK YOUR HISTORY ignorant people !!!! If you don't like the video or think it was disrespectful fine, but being black has nothing to do with this. Racist much?

  56. Nesa says – reply to this


    56

    Wow that took guts. No way in hell I would have done that.



  57. 57

    I miss her outlandish headdress!
    now she is trying to outdo the GAGA by shocking the public with her new video.
    the FOX NETWORK jerks called her stupid…



  58. 58

    "I F'ING LOVED IT",Erykah is a genius. the people who r complaining are mad because she's to deep for them.



  59. 59

    Re: SeedyPetee – YOU ARE 110% CORRECT



  60. 60

    Re: SeedyPetee – I read every comment here and most seem to have gone to arms about some invented black/white issue here. It's a video, people. There isn't really need for a predictable discussion about racism. Were some of you actually thinking you were going to use Perez's comment section to change some minds & convert racists?? Not likely! However… I think SeedyPetee's comment is pretty thought provoking. I wonder, also… if reenacting assasination of a powerful black figure, would this have brought the same reaction? Worth thinking about.



  61. 61

    Disgusting and disrespectful!

  62. Rokk says – reply to this


    62

    That's ghetto TRASH



  63. 63

    revolutionary? edgy? i think not.. like anyone here has never seen a woman strip nake in public, its old!



  64. 64

    Re: Nala28 – I agree!



  65. 65

    Erykah DEFINITELY took it too far! Isn't public nudity against the law anyways? All I know is that if I was standing somewhere in public with my family and a naked woman walked by I was be sooo pissed and humiliated for her! I would be outraged!



  66. 66

    the dumb bitch just did it for publicity.



  67. 67

    Call me stupid but how does walking around naked in public (where we can all see there are kids there) considered "art". Anyone feel free to reply =)



  68. 68

    Re: pgal – umm excuse me but are you implying race played a part in her actions?



  69. 69

    But this is the same thing people say about Lady GaGa, what is the difference? GaGa is more culturally relevant than Erykah Badu? She's more popular, therefore it's more acceptable?



  70. 70

    Re: pgal – The message behind the video is that sometimes individualists are assassinated by groupthink when they differ from the norm. Your thoughts, actions, are even physical self maybe shot down because you disagree with them. Groupthink also involves the mob mentality and peer pressure, if everyone is doing something you just might want to join in to be apart of the crowd.

    P.S. I don't have to result to name calling, how mature of you.

  71. Rokk says – reply to this


    71

    I have Obama toilet paper in the can….now that's deep!



  72. 72

    IF THIS WAS A WHITE ARTIST DOING THE SAME THING WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING JR EVERYONE WOULD BE SHOCKED AND APPALLED. BUT NO.. SINCE SHES BLACK AND JFK WAS WHITE ITS "ART".
    .

    ART?

    BULLSHIT!

    .

    DOUBLESTANDARD



  73. 73

    I love the video now. So many people are bringing "race" into well to the white people who have something to say about her being a whore and such what about Britney and Madonna who kissed on stage what about lady gaga and her dumb ass. yall are just made NONE OF YOU HAD THE BALLS TO DO THIS. White people can always knock us but if u really pay attention to the media and pop culture yall try to be us so bad. Sorry you can't be.



  74. 74

    Re: pgal – Well said.



  75. 75

    She's a fucking racists whore with too much junk in her trunk. She's a fucking asshole for stripping down in front of little kids. Have some respect you fucking whore.



  76. 76

    Re: rachelshavon – we would expect nothing less from someone like you.



  77. 77

    Re: mystomachurts – How can you imply that, I would think the same thing if it was a white artist w/ MLK. Race has nothing to do with my opinion. And it shouldn't have to do with anyone else's either.



  78. 78

    I think of her as an artist, not just a pop star, so I respect her judgment when it comes to her music and her videos.



  79. 79

    Wow. She has a Big Point actually. JFK was said to be an honest Pres that money couldn't buy (He was already rich) and he did a lot for people and made some changes that threatened the status quo for a lot of people. He was disrupting the comfort zone and thus…yeah, was assassinated. She has a very big point. (It was an inside job, btw)
    -Sir Joshua



  80. 80

    Re: jazzie32 – That's all very well and nice, however, an artist should be able to get her point across without offending a generation of people who looked up to and admired this slain president and whose murder is (almost 50 years later) still a VERY SORE subject of controversy amongst American people. So Erykah, gonna do your next video at Ford's Theatre?



  81. 81

    Tell that asshole to be revoluntary at the place Martin Luther King was killed–maybe that would make some sense–



  82. 82

    It amazes me how ignorant some people are. I am specifically referring to those that think she was somehow tarnishing JFK's memory when in reality she was honoring him. JFK was at the forefront of civil rights and she was acknowledging that. I can understand people being offended by the nudity but in NO WAY was she trying diminish was JFK did in his short life. Plus she wasn't even naked until the very end and it was for a few short seconds and the only way a kid would be traumatized by what she did is if the parents overreacted and made the child feel like shit for seeing a naked woman.
    Oh by the way. I am a 40 yr old white male and have been a fan of Erykah since I saw her on the Chappelle show many years ago. .



  83. 83

    THINK PEOPLE! NO! She DID NOT take it too far. In fact, the rest of you "posters" should be re-examining what your moral/ethical (most of you want to push the concepts together) value boundaries truly are. This is a challenge to do what's best in regards to the greater good. Our country was founded on those persons who pushed for their voices to be heard. It's all relative. Be sure what you sow is what you all are willing to reap. KARMA! Alive and kicking!



  84. 84

    Re: pgal
    boo!



  85. 85

    Re: Sir Joshua
    AGREE! Rational, logical point of view. You are correct!



  86. 86

    Re: CeeJayRocks – LOL that was funny.



  87. 87

    I'm really getting sick and tired of FREEDOM OF SPEECH and FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION when no one is respecting their right. I get it. I get it. No one has a responsibility of freedom, they just keep pushing the envelope of respectability. I don't think FREEDOM OF SPEECH was meant as something that hurt people.



  88. 88

    Love Erykah, Love the song, Love everything. But i've been a fan since Baduizm came out 10 yrs ago. This is how she's always been to any long time fan this is not surprising or new. This is how she is and what she does. She probably just garnered a whole new fan base with this video. She did exactly what she wanted, got attention and now we're all talking about her newest video. Roxk on Erykah your still strong 10 yrs later..Love the Rick James inspired dreads too…



  89. 89

    Beautiful.



  90. 90

    I love it, everybody is so caught up, and I think is not listening or hearing the end of her message!!! Quit Hatin Batches!!



  91. 91

    Wow I didn't know it was live!!!!!!!!!



  92. 92

    Re: the thing is… – I don't think it's whorish.. I think it's pointless.



  93. 93

    I would just like to know what the hell happened to Tyrone.



  94. 94

    Re: PENNSYLVANIA GIRL – I would love to see you live in a country where there is no such thing as FREEDOM OF SPEECH or FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION. Then tell us what you think about the freedoms you are SICK and TIRED of!!!!



  95. 95

    Woooow for those of you who think this is art please shut the hell up. Think of the children. If a normal person stripped their cloths in public they would have charges (INDESCENT EXPOSURE) against them so why should she get away with it?

    If she did this crap in front of my children she would definitely be arrested and sued. THIS IS 100% NOT ACCEPTABLE.



  96. 96

    Re: widownixon – Hey just curious WTF does 'revoluntary' mean?????????????????????/ The funny thing is you were responding to a post that spelled the word correctly and you weren't even close to spelling it correctly. LOL You may want to rethink posting any comments anywhere.



  97. 97

    The nudity made sense in terms of the piece. Just seeing nudity should be fine for any age. It's not like there was pornography. It was very natural. It made sense. The vid was super boring until the end though when she actually spoke her message. I support her in this.



  98. 98

    Re: TheRealJerseyShore
    Ah….yes, grasshopper…..but true!



  99. 99

    i like this vidoe……………………….this a form of art………..n it was courage of her too be naked in a public place i know i'll be soo scrade to do it………..this is how God mad us………….rite now we soposs too be nake rite now ….butt eve eat the fruit…sooo that why we have colths on todayy………….soo for all those haterr don't hate……..just be proud wat she did n i know u guys wouldnt do wat she did..but it okayyy………she just talkin about u should bee afriad to be naked in public……….Word



  100. 100

    omg..watch me walk around naked….this is soooooooooo deep yall.
    STFU.
    Woulda been a great video if it actually had substance…

    OMG, walking around naked is soooooo like, totally revolutionary. yall totally dont like, get it.

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