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Dallas Police May File Charges Against Erykah Badu

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As we previously mentioned, Erykah Badu filmed a controversial music video for her single Window Seat where she stripped naked in and feigned being shot similar to the JFK assassination.

Now the Dallas police department may file charges again the singer for disorderly conduct.

Watch the news report (above) for all the deets!

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  1. 1

    OH MY GOD a woman's body!!! Quick call the police, we must protect our children's eyes from this abhorence….. f*(kin idiots!



  2. 2

    I think anytime you get buck naked in a public place you run a risk. I dunno..that's just me. I think her intention was to make an artistic statement, so I support that. But DAMN girl!!!! Can't you get a permit to film or something???



  3. 3

    NEWSFLASH- Charges of "disorderly conduct" have already been filed. This site is really going to shit.



  4. 4

    BLACK WHITE OR PURPLE, THIS ONE JUST HAPPENDS TO BE WHITE…THIS IS WHAT THAT IGNORANT SELFISH, RIGHTEOUS, ANYTHING BUT EVOLVED BITCH GETS. YOUR DELUSIONAL, UNETHICAL, IMMORAL ASS WITH RECKLESS ABADONMENT AROUND THE ADULT PUBLIC AND KIDS WARRANTS LEGAL ACTION FROM THE POLICE. I HOPE THE ADULTS OF CHILDREN THERE FILE CHARGES TO WAKE THIS LOONEY OVERSIZED FULL BLOWN BUFFALO ASS UP. ITS OBVIOUS HER HEAD IS SOO THICK SHE AINT GETTING IT YET AND IS TRYING TO GO SO LOW AS TO USE THE RACE CARD. SAD, PATHETIC AND EMBARRASSING.



  5. 5

    I read that several children got an eyefull. I can see how parents would be upset if the kids were young.



  6. 6

    That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard, and it's probably not even true you douche.



  7. 7

    King Kill 33° is a popular conspiracy novel by James Shelby Downard. …Badu said she shot the video in one take at 3.30pm on 13 March



  8. 8

    I'm sure the Dallas police have more important things to be concerned about than an artist being nude in public. If not, then they need to go after real criminals and stop wasting tax payers' money on absolute nonsense….like laying charges. What the f**k!!!



  9. 9

    It's a stupid $500 fine. Stop trying to make it into something big.



  10. 10

    that was such a sick thing to do to children! Totally confusing the living shit out of them! All this chic wanted was to go from has been to INSTANT celeb over night, total ATTENTION WHORE!



  11. 11

    Good.



  12. 12

    I'm sick of people saying JUST BECAUSE IT'S DARING, IT'S ART! BULL SHIT IT'S ART! Oh yeah you probably heard of an "artist" in Europe that starved a dog to death in an art gallery ON DISPLAY as "art!" this is the kind of fucking bullshit I mean, shocking kids and couples in a public place where there are decency laws isn't ART.



  13. 13

    WOW..THAT IS WACK IF THAT HAPPENS.I LIVE IN DALLAS AND THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER THINGS PPL DONT GET ARRESTED FOR.LIKE CRAZY SHIT DRUNK PPL DO ON A FRIDAY NITE NEAR CLUBS AND SUCH.ITS BULLSHIT.



  14. 14

    Why couldn't I have been there to see her nudity first-hand? Sucks to be me. Oh well, she deserves it. How she can shoot that type of a video WITHOUT A CONTROLLED-SITUATION is beyond me.



  15. 15

    Why is nudity so fucking frighting? It's just a naked body people.



  16. 16

    thats what she gets for being a gross skank.. if anyone wanted to see a naked woman they could always just go to a strip club, watch porn, or a Lady Gaga video.. NOT THE STREETS



  17. 17

    she is doing nothing sexual…
    its a naked body as a natural being. And as for the parents, do they make their kids shower with clothes on, i think its horrible that we see a naked person and think sex, its how were born is natural i think its great that we teach our kids to be comfortable in their body.



  18. 18

    Sorry but I have kids and if I ever came upon this I would go nuts. They were reenacting the Kennedy assasination and she was nude. It may be just the human body to some, but there is enough violence and garbage in the world, my kids don't need to see her b s "art" up close and personal.



  19. 19

    I hope that white ass pedo mofo who made his daughters watch porn gets his ass BEAT, then gets put in jail. Someone needs to get that man and keep him away from his children.



  20. 20

    Re: bacoop – oh ok so if the man in my avatar walked around outside and stood near you while u sat on park bench eating a sandwhich, and he just happened to be facing about 1 ft. from you looking at you…that would be ok?



  21. 21

    Re: bacoop – I couldn't have said it better myself!



  22. 22

    Did you all even get the significance of this video. Dealey Plaza: JFK: assassination. She is just not in Dallas just to be in Dallas. Where she is shot is signficant as well. This is not about being nude for attention this is about being nude: being stripped away from all your insecurities and infedilities. Being naked to society is a good thing. that is why she got shot. Daring to be different, daring to be OK with herself and not DRESSED by the world. Come on people. Lets not be ignorant on understanding.

  23. Dovey says – reply to this


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    Cops are fucked for this they get all in a hype but all the other bullshit that is going on they say nothing WTV



  24. 24

    I think the video concept is that when people don’t understand something, they either verbally or literally assassinate you. No one asked Erykah why she was walking down the street naked. Instead, they assassinated what they didn’t understand. Just my thoughts. In any event, this video is worth open dialogue. As always, good work Erykah.



  25. 25

    This is about "group thinking", the song is awesome and the meaning behind this is fantastic, Erykah has always been crazy, her fans like me are used to this and for the prudes, FUCK YOU, this is a fucking natural body, not everything that is "naked" has to be "sexualized" or "erotic", WE ARE SUPOSED TO BE NAKED, the human body is a natural thing, why go crazy for something like this? Do you really need to insult and tag a person because you were brainwashed by your society? Guess what, this little kids will see tons of naked bodies and even pornography. Instead of hating on someone that is doing a natural thing like being naked, hate the ones that kill, rape and torture other people or animals, think before you speak, you too can have your own morals and ideas, brain washing is an awful thing, free your fucking mind.



  26. 26

    getting totally naked in public bottom line it was a bad move! if they would have gotten permits and stands ins, extras or whatever their called, thats a different story and not that big of a deal. For my husband and myself, if it was us and we were there, OF COURSE we would laugh point and have a ball. we probably would just shrug it off like no big deal. Now if we had a kid with us, thats a different story.
    Point blank with as sensitive as people get these days about personal space and what their kids are exposed to, it was a dumb move. BUT then again it could have been a genius move seeing at how much press this has gotten. well worth the couple thousand dollar fine.



  27. 27

    Re: bacoop – Yes, actually some do. That neo con religious lunatic, Elizabeth what's her name, on the View, said she baths her daughter with a swimsuit on. I will refrain from making further comments.



  28. 28

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    NUDITY IS A HUMAN RIGHT!! JUST LIKE HEALTH CARE!!!
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    FUNNY HOW ALL YOU CONSERVATIVES SUPPORT GOVERNMENT MANDATES FOR CLOTHES!!!
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    THE NAKED BODY IS 100% NATURAL!!
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  29. 29

    You're late on this Perez! and it's only 500 dollars so it's not a big deal for her



  30. 30

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    KIDS DON'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT NUDITY
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    ONLY STUPID MOSTLY RELIGIOUS TYPE ADULTS DO!!
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  31. 31

    She must be Hedro or the Gay's would be all up in arms.



  32. 32

    its ART, F*ck Off



  33. 33

    Hey Perez you're a bit slow…News Flash: Charges WERE filed, misdemeanor charges, a $500 fine.



  34. 34

    oh w0w just for a music video people should arrest people who play viloent video game seriously look at lady gagas infulence violne its fake why do peole take it soo damn seriously



  35. 35

    It's not her female body koi, blah, blah. Obviously, you do not have children. Her poor son, Seven,has to live with her crazy self all the time. Thankfully his Dad that's in the biz, um ever heard Hey Ya, is a Vegan with a brain and hopefully a good lawyer.



  36. 36

    oj yea like there wont be nobody naked a artist and get naked jst an act is like she is full of herself i should go naked and get cameras and say its like normal music video



  37. 37

    if she wented to get naked in a video why not try pron ,+ you got paid and don't have to pay anything out win win lol

  38. iStar says – reply to this


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    Let's get real.. Erykah Badu hasn't had a hit in a very long time, so long I don't even remember what her last hit was. She ain't no beauty like Rhianna and she don't have the voice of Whitney Crack-Houston either. Erykah did what she had to do to get attention and publicity for her song. Plain & Simple.

  39. Shaun says – reply to this


    39

    she is stupid. she knew there were kids there. cover up that ugly rug



  40. 40

    Re: Aussieone – You have got to be the biggest fucktard ever to be born on this earth. What in the world did your parents do to you to create such a bitter, pathetic loser? Oh well, at least your completely ignorant, non-thought out replies on these posts act as a form of amusement for the rest of us!!!!!

  41. Shaun says – reply to this


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    Re: blubabiecutie – lord you are so stupid. i dont think there are children of say 9 and 10 hanging out with drunk people outside of bars.

  42. Shaun says – reply to this


    42

    what did the stupid woman say something about "i knew there were children there, i just channeled good thoughts to them" idiot. shut thee fuck up



  43. 43

    Yeah wow. Someone in their natural state. WHO CARES?!



  44. 44

    SO WHAT that is a FINE!! She still made her video and still got everyone talking!!!



  45. 45

    If this was a MALE PERFORMER, say Michael Jackson, and he stripped nude publicly in front of children they would throw his ass in jail. Same thing should happen to this "has-been" biotch……….



  46. 46

    I don't think there is anything wrong with nudity but this bitch did it for publicity….and it worked.



  47. 47

    I never heard of this artist but her video is sure getting a lot of attention.



  48. 48

    Re: iStar
    Erykah released one of the most critically acclaimed albums of 2008. She's never been one to care if a song is a hit or not, because she's the least commercial R&B artist there is out there right now, and if you told her she isn't as pretty as Rihanna, she'd probably be flattered.



  49. 49

    As far as the thing with children being around. If it's a girl, she already has(or will have) those parts so what's the big deal? And if it'a a boy and he's traumatized by the sight of a naked woman. He's probably gay.



  50. 50

    Stupid bitch! I think it's pretty weird that she did it in front of children!



  51. 51

    It was a public setting and people shouldn't be walking around naked. There are laws against it. It may have been traumatizing to the kids because in the video, not only was she was naked, you pretended to get shot. I am an adult and I would be traumatized if I saw that.



  52. 52

    Re: meanqueen – Exactly and thank you!



  53. 53

    Just taser her already, in/about her TWAT area, repeatedly, and then film it … and then upload it to a video hosting site …. now, that would be 'controversial' performance art !!



  54. 54

    Ok, I am in Art II, when we went over Greek art, it was FULL of nudity! What ever happened to the human body not being a sin? It's like we're living in the Middle Ages all over again, it's like we're saying "Oh no, your body is a sin." Ok, I'm only 15. But I mean, seriously, what is the big deal? Hey, if Michael Jackson did it, it'd be ALL over the news, and I would of supported him possibly. I actually could CARE LESS if there was a naked chick right next to me, seriously. Art has nudity in it sometimes people. Think about it. Get used to it. If I had kids, which I hope I do, I'd teach them to LOVE their bodies, not shun it. Though I'd still make sure they wore clothes. But I know Erykah isn't a nudist, but I'd let them know there are people who are called nudists and let them know that people shun them when they are showing their bodies. Ok, I don't need to see a naked person everywhere, but it's not like it's supposed to be a huge deal. You shower naked, I hope - or else you're not getting as clean as you should be, so it's not like you're going to just be like that. Going back to Greek art, it wasn't always sexual either! Nudity can be a beautiful thing sometimes people, just…get over it. :/ Or at least, that's what I think. Who listens to a 15-year old? I don't think anyone does…but oh well!



  55. 55

    Re: jeremyandkristy
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    WHAT PART GOT YOU SO ANGRY ??
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    YOUR THOUGHTLESSNESS REPLY HAS NO MEANING IF YOU DON'T EXPLAIN WHAT PART YOUR ATTACKING.
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    ALL KIDS COME FROM A VAGINA AND FEED FROM A BREAST!! SO REALLY WHAT ARE YOU SO ANGRY ABOUT ?
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    NUDITY IS 100% NATURAL!!
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  56. 56

    Re: SammiDe
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    hey sammide hows things babe ?
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  57. 57

    The left-leaning council people in Dallas are just mad because they didn't get any (extra) money for Erykah filming in their city. It's about money, not decency.



  58. 58

    Who the Hell is Erykah Badu? I had to copypaste his friggin name just to remember it.

    I thought this was celeb gossip not wannabe loser gossip.



  59. 59

    It's quite hilariously controversial how this simple, yet debatable act has spawned such an uproar! Now I don't the artist or her music, but clearly she did this in the name of art….Nudity I have no problem with if it's for the sake of art/music but professionally it would have better if the district area in question was alerted or warned beforehand….the JFK tribute is positively strong, but it's the abrupt nakedness I think has caught people off guard….there could have been a warning at least…but kudos to her, because if she wanted the 'shock factor', she nailed it, and also it's quite despicable how this topic has started some racial backlash……..(not that i'm surprised! lol! I'd love to hear Chris Rock's opinion on this :D hehe, love him!!) But i really wonder, if that was a white woman, sure there would be an outcry, but because she's black I wonder if many people take it as an ethnic deficiency or stereotyping or something ludicrous as such?!

    Song's quite different, i like it, and the video's brave, it's art in motion, you can't please everyone! plus people love to bitch anyway! so have at it! you crazy bastards!! :D



  60. 60

    ATTENTION WHORE, she got what she wanted, publicity, good for her! But she got attention for the WRONG REASON THE WRONG WAY.

  61. Sezzy says – reply to this


    61

    how about they try to solve some murders. homicide clearance rates are at a shitballs 40% or so. then if they get bored of that, they can arrest some drug dealers, sex enslavers, child abusers even. BTW shes got a fabulous ass im jealous



  62. 62

    I loved the video!



  63. 63

    Re: JackWad – omg I never heard about that artist starving the dog that is so incredibly sad! Although I do think this is very different, nobody was hurt. And I do think this was a beautiful video.



  64. 64

    Oh NO a naked woman! I have seen more skin on tv. Also, I have 2 small children and I am glad I am not raising them to think just because someone is naked it is sexual. People in the states are soo uptight.



  65. 65

    Re: poopoobear – me too!



  66. 66

    Re: Styxhexenhammer – Just because she isn't well known does not make her a wanna be. You don't have to be mainstream to make great music. She is actually very talented I saw her in concert with Sade awhile back.



  67. 67

    HAHA They ought to sue her for 50% of her profits off that video. I'm not sure who would benefit more from the trial - her for the publicity, or the police dept. for the large fine / reward.



  68. 68

    ERYKAH BADU IS NOT A SKANK! THIS VIDEO IS NOT ABOUT BOOTY!



  69. 69

    …and was began new wave of sexual (r)evolution.
    (by isexbar.com )



  70. 70


    bet she gonna kawl Tyrrrrrrronnnne



  71. 71

    Yes teaching our kids to be comfortable with their bodies is a good thing, but having respect for our bodies and other people is another. Parents don't make their children shower out side do they? I am all for beauty anf the human body, but there are limitations. Those goods are supposed to be special and if you let them all hang out, they are just like everyone elses.



  72. 72

    Let her have her ART!



  73. 73

    Taking a big steamy shit is nautural, but you dont see people doing that in public!!!! Enough with the whole "naked body is natural thing" uuuugh



  74. 74

    Honestly, if I had been there with my kids, I would have ushered them away the minute she started stripping off her clothes to begin with. They wouldn't have been there to see her rolling around nekkid. I'm thinking that's probably what the responsible parents would have done. I don't have a problem with my children knowing what a woman's body looks like, but seeing a woman stripping her clothes off in public just sends the wrong message to them.



  75. 75

    You only live once. This event is moot.



  76. 76

    Re: Samxox
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    Taking a shit is done in a toilet or in a hole in the bush… for hygienic reasons…
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    Walking down a street naked has no affect on hygiene.
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    You see more of the human body on a beach in Australia then you do in this clip



  77. 77

    Re: obbie doobie! – i have said this too many times…the idiots here are THICK!!! they dont get it. thats why so many people are in jail and prison these days…they just never got it!!



  78. 78

    Re: poopoobear – if i am ever near or around that artist that starved that dog…im telling you, im going to tie his white ass up and via web cam starve his ass so that the whole world can watch. fucking ignorant prick. i had no idea about that.



  79. 79

    I hope they go through with the charges and not just make the threats. Why should she be above anyone else? I don't think it has anything to do with being prudish or unappreciative of the naked human body. It has more to do with what is lawful, and if they allow her to get by with disrobing in public, then they would have to allow the same for anyone and everyone. It would set precedents that would create loopholes for other exhibitionists to slip through. A flasher who exposes him/herself to children would have a leg to stand on in court, and I don't believe any of us want that.



  80. 80

    Re: ohpleaseshutup – since she was running and acting like a doped out mess, im sure she had everyone there traumatized. i wouldnt doubt she was on something when she did it. she is a pure let down to all women and children. dumbass cheap over sized buffalo ass too ass broke to get a set, permit and extras? wtf. dumb bitter bitch. erica, never bought your shit, never will cuz.



  81. 81

    Re: lolamaemama – HAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!!!!!!!!



  82. 82

    Guys - you have to wake up. Those of you making comments about 'real celebrities' are admitting to being brainwashed by marketing. Erykah is one of the most sincere, original, 'actual' artists that we have right now. A lot of people are just products - their art MEANS nothing. It's meant to sell albums and you should be sad for that. Our art in society is dieing, slowly with things like the Kardashian sisters and yes - Rihanna. She's lovely but her art MEANS nothing. Good art is supposed to make you think. No, starving a dog isn't ok but don't polarize everything. If you don't choose to use critical thinking FIRST in all of these situations - the machine has you. It owns your mind. Look away! Think first, 'what am I being shown here? why is this pertinent? why do I think this is inappropriate? is it because of what I'm taught or is it my own personal reaction?' - then you've really got something. You're here on this planet to THINK, RUMINATE, GROW. She is an incredibly profound artist - many are. I wish many more, really. Do I agree with what she did? I think it was meant to ruffle feathers. Art is meant to make you re-examine why you think the way you think. Did her performance art work? Yes, yes it did.

  83. fiona says – reply to this


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    It is rude and disrespectful. No judgement on nudity, but an individual who chooses to offend the majority must be penalized for their arrogance.



  84. 84

    guess the sayings true don't mess with texas!!big deal she'll get a fine which im sure won't break her bank



  85. 85

    Re: Shaun – STFU,IM NOT STUPID…ANOTHER THING KIDS ARE GOING TO SEE NUDITY REGARDLESSS….HELLO THE INTERNET??DUMBASS.



  86. 86

    erica, next time your over the bottom triple xxx sized ass gets into another psychological crisis mode over your blah-ed OUT, sizzled out career, just call adrianne scary ass dip shit for brains starving for attenion twat curry. adrianne is such a drugged out attention whore like yourself worried bout her career, i think you and her could be good for one another. "dis" seeks "function" … there u go! DISFUNCTION!! lolS.
    both could give a crap about others…she hates animals, you could care less about children! match made in heaven!



  87. 87

    Re: RandomNYgirl – dunno buddy, the fine was was worth 500 times more than her video.



  88. 88

    ughh big deal
    *sighs* americans….



  89. 89

    love her



  90. 90

    Re: blubabiecutie
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    There was nothing stupid about what you wrote!
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  91. 91

    damn E, nice ass



  92. 92

    Guess the album sucks so much that she had to resort to this for publicity.

  93. VIKOR says – reply to this


    93

    Nobody gives a shit to see her body. She's downright disrespectful for doing this in front of innocent children - (their poor eyes!) Gross. Keep your blatant disregard to yourself, Er-YUCK-uh. Oh yeah - your star meter has fizzled so low you had to do some kind of shock value to get your name in the press. Pathetic.



  94. 94

    Lol the people there are obviously wondering wtf was going on, but they don't look that shocked



  95. 95

    As if we ever expect Texans to respond to anything with reason. Fucking idiots.



  96. 96

    let me get this straight the police are gettin involved because it depicts the same image as a greasy, smary, womanizing president gettin shot. hmmm… i always wonder why bill clinton got dragged throught the media mud for one affair while jfk had countless (even as disrespecttullly high profile as monroe) but he's suuuuuuch a hero. fuck america



  97. 97

    wish i were there to catch the panties



  98. 98

    Dallas needs to find better things to do with its time, they're just pissed off because they didn't get any money (no permission slip). Nobody in the video said anything to Badu while she was stripping, not even these shocked parents with their now supposedly traumatized children. Badu was only naked for about 5 seconds, then she falls to the ground. Not shocking and certainly no reason to be traumatized.



  99. 99

    Wow…no wonder people have complexes about their bodies. Everyone is so shocked that she would be naked around children. Guess what??? We all have bodies, you F___in pervs. It's not like she was molesting children. I'm sorry my child has to grow up in a world in which people are so afraid of their bodies.



  100. 100

    Re: Opalsmama – yes it is like sexualizing children a bit. children don't give a shit about people being nude or not. only adults do because they think of sex when they see somebody naked. why force ur prejudice and ur own lusty thoughts onto ur children. when i have kids i wouldn;t care if they walked in on my sister or whatever in the shower. so what?.bottom liine? children do not find it hard or awkrad looking at naked people. they don't care. don't try to transfer ur perverted thoughts to ur children. the parents may not be innocent but the kids are. i would actuallly say most the complaints were made by mums who were pissed off their husbands were staring at a naked hottie.

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