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Erykah Badu Charged With Disorderly Conduct!

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The charges have been filed!

The Dallas PD has decided to slap Erykah Badu with one charge of disorderly conduct for stripping down to her birthday suit and pantomiming being shot in the place of JFK's assassination for the singer's Window Seat music vid.

"Having a fact witness that was there is what let us file the charges," said Sgt. Warren Mitchell in a statement on Friday afternoon.

"After much discussion, we feel that these charges best fit her conduct. She disrobed in a public place without regard to individuals and small children who were close by," he concluded.

Badu has been cited a $500 fine, which the police department will mail to her home shortly.

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266 comments to “Erykah Badu Charged With Disorderly Conduct!”

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  1. 1

    Doing it without notify the public - yeah, I think she was out of bounds.



  2. 2

    Dude you are SO LATE!!!!!! Step your game up! Seriously.



  3. 3

    is yo ass always behind.



  4. 4

    I am not sure why so many people have issues with public nudity.. the human body is a beautiful thing, she wasn't being sexual, or having sex in public…. She was simply being free and at peace in her own skin… I don't believe that she should be charged, and America needs to take a deep breath and accept the human body for what it is… beautiful



  5. 5

    $500 - so easy! I have no opinion in this matter.



  6. 6

    I get her ideas and really, I love her music and I also and the feel of this video.
    So, yeah, big deal.



  7. 7

    It's getting her lots of press. Sounds like "mission accomplished" to me.



  8. 8

    Stupid bitch



  9. 9

    Gringos hipócritas… Nudity is not a problem….



  10. 10

    WTF! THE CUT THE PART WHERE BBD WAS FISTIN' HER ASS ON THE GRASS KNOLL!!!! MUTHERFUCKERS!!!



  11. 11

    Re: face_time – Huh. Good point.



  12. 12

    Re: Lulu-2 – If she had notified the public, it would never have been possible to do it. A bunch of uptights would have surely protested and she would have probably been required to obtain some silly permit, at some outrageous price. So instead she pays $500, gets her art out there, and shitloads of free publicity. And seriously, what is wrong with the human body??? Artists have been painting it, sculpting it, immortalizing it on film and in photo since time began - it's not like she got naked and starting diddling herself or acting obscene. She laid down.



  13. 13

    gringos hipócritas There' s nothing wrong in nudity



  14. 14

    America is far too uptight about nudity, I mean people can be scantily clad and far more offensive, but here you have just natural nakedness and people are up in arms about it. Big deal, she was naked for a few seconds and then on the ground.
    That said, she has gotten tons of publicity for the cheap price of 500 bucks!



  15. 15

    art has no price….ha!
    guess again….



  16. 16

    God made the human body to be beautiful and enjoyed in His Way but not to be shoved in everybody's face. The site where she did this marks the site where a man was murdered, namely JFK, and it is beyond disrespectful. She should be charged. God made Rules so we can follow them. Without them, we are pure animal in a jungle. Even if you don't believe in Him, laws are the fabric of our society because it instills respect for each other. And for those who complain about the gringos, which I am not, you should leave the U.S. and go live in the country of your ethnicity if you don't like it here. I was born of immigrants in this beautiful country and appreciate everything it has given me.



  17. 17

    IN BEFORE:

    WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN!

    NUDITY IS GWRONG!

    RACIAL SLURS!

    PUBLICITY STUNT!



  18. 18

    OMG! BFD! $500 will certainly bankrupt her……pahleeeze



  19. 19

    Good, make the perverted bitch pay for it! There are laws and if you break them, you pay. No one wants to see her nastiness!



  20. 20

    Re: Nommykins
    While the naked part isn't a problem for me personally, even though it IS a crime, she is TOTALLY disrespecting the history of the place she chose to make a MUSIC VIDEO. A person was shot and killed there and it's disgusting that she would mock that. Dealey Plaza is a place that should be treated with the utmost dignity and respect and am glad that she was fined for her conduct.



  21. 21

    If this were NY City, people would not even bat an eye. They'd walk over her and continue chatting on their cell phone. Laws and life are different in the W State of Duplicity…….



  22. 22

    Re: Isabel5Justice
    You proved yourself to be an idiot and no nothing about God. We were born naked and would've remained that way if it wasn't for sin that made us feel ashamed of out nudity. And Badu was expressing just that.

  23. Rokk says – reply to this


    23

    She's trash!!!!



  24. 24

    Honestly. I DO NOT find nudity to be offensive. Everyone in the US is so uptight about showing skin, and I don't see the need for public uproar. A lot of art has nudity and most people don't even turn the other cheek. But when someone walks around naked for half a minute everyone goes crazy. There was nothing sexual going on here. There is a ridiculous double standard here that needs to be addressed!



  25. 25

    Good! …. and while they're at it, I hope members of the public that show up in her video WITHOUT their authorization should also sue her ass!!!!!!



  26. 26

    What about the childrens?



  27. 27

    Yea the human body is wonderful



  28. 28

    ALL THE OTHER BLOGGER'S had this yesterday!
    .
    You are sooooo LAME Ogre Boy :(
    .

  29. hehee says – reply to this


    29

    gross



  30. 30

    i don't give a rat's ass if she is nude. what does this have to do with the jfk assassination?



  31. 31

    that video sucked

    if a man did this and stripped down he'd be in jail. pay the fine apologize and stop bitching



  32. 32

    Good! She should not have done that on unexpected visitors, especially children.



  33. 33

    What's wrong with America! Unless you are a disgusting fat ass, I don't see what's wrong with being naked, it's natural, beautiful!
    To those who ask "What about the children?" I hope you taught your kids to be confortable in their own skin! And everybody wonder why teens commite suicide!
    In the US people can have guns, shoot anybody, the KKK can protest as they want, they have the biggest porn industry of the world, and a singer cannot lay on the floor naked? You're just a bunch a crazy people!



  34. 34

    I don't think getting naked in public should be called "art" that is just trying to get cheap attention, and she got it.



  35. 35

    Re: lalalanddreams – What an appropriate user name-fantasy world. How convenient to take bits and pieces just to make your point which is hollow and disrespectful and speaks just who you are. Yes, we were born naked and sin came into the world and the fall is part of His Plan. If you knew anything about Him, you would know this, and it's obvious you don't, about Him and/or anything else. Erykah Badu was proving the depth of depravity just for publicity, honoring no one, but her own greed for attention and success, and completing dismissing the pain of a man's murder and laws that apply to every person. Grow up, already.



  36. 36

    Re: Nommykins – LOL, yeah a naked body is a beautiful thing, we all have hang-ups about nudity, etc. You are SO evolved nommykins. I hope some dude exposes himself to you daily and a homeless bum beats off in front of your children - BEAUTIFUL.



  37. 37

    GOOD!



  38. 38

    Re: mschaterlaine – I see your point, I really do - but I know if I was on my way to work and I saw a nude woman lying on the pavement, I'd be more than startled. If I had a child with me, I would not appreciate having to explain why that lady is lying there nude. Because, to a child, it would appear (I think) she was hurt.

    -
    Well, I think I would also think she was hurt.
    -
    I do wish the US were not so sicko-republican-jerk-of-in-the-closet mentality. But, all I can say is I would truly be concerned if I saw a nude woman lying on the ground.
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    Nude, walking around (obviously fine) woudn't startle me quite so much.



  39. 39

    Re: kimrob444 – You have a very good point. also, Erykah has said that there were no children around, but then they showed her the children and she was like, well i hope they don't get too traumatized..what kind of thing is that to say? First of all, she has no respect for the laws. I'm sure if I disrobe in public, I would not only get a citation, but I'll probably be thrown in jail. What is a $500 fine gonna do to her? She wanted to get arrested or fined for the publicity. She didn't get a permit to film, she disrobes in front of elders and children and disrespects history and all she got was more publicity and a measly $500 fine?



  40. 40

    Re: Big Black Dick – hahah you crack me up. :)



  41. 41

    Re: mschaterlaine – Hey, me again - its her lying on the ground that woudl - immediately - signal to me that she was hurt. Just our sociey - if I came upon it, I'd be running to her and calling 911 at the same time.
    -
    It that "fallen" position - which I get - but that's what woudl frighten me.



  42. 42

    the body is beautiful blah blah blah.

    fact is, didn't anyone feel uncomfortable while she was stripping down in front of all those little kids? THAT's why she should get cited.

    who cares if some guys saw her, they probably liked it, anyway.



  43. 43

    Re: Isabel5Justice – jfk was a fucking disgusting womanizer and you sound like a bloody angel the way your going on. so over the top



  44. 44

    why is this even considered news?



  45. 45

    Re: kimrob444 – haha don't make me laugh. treated with respect. we all know what jfk was. and also people are shot and killed everyone. what are they less just cause they were president? you sound like a faciast.



  46. 46

    Re: onafishhook – no he fucking wouldn't. get real. if a pervert did it for no reason who got a sexual thrill from it then yeah maybe. sexist twat



  47. 47

    What is the big deal? I don't believe she was being disrespectful, she was more likely paying homage or honouring his memory. And yes she was naked, but there are way more graphic and obscene nude scenes in many many movies (which, by the way, kids watch). And it's actually a good song. She got free publicity, which was probably not her intention, and will no doubt sell more copies of the record than she otherwise would have done. Job done.



  48. 48

    Love her music, BUT:
    1. Yes, all of you running around talking about how the human body is beautiful and we should not be ashamed, well, do you think it's fair to simulate a death by gunshot in front of children?
    2. She didn't apply for a permit to shoot.
    3. The public was not notified.
    4. One may think that there is nothing wrong with public nudity, unfortunately, they do not have the right to decide what my children see or don't see.
    5. This is all working rather well for her -publicity wise - don't you think?
    This little incident has actually lose a little respect for her. Sad.



  49. 49

    Re: mschaterlaine – I should be more honest here.
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    I was sexually abused as a child, and that "snapshot" of a broken, naked woman would horrify me. That's what I was thinking of when I said "I wouldn't want to explain it to a child. How would I tell them what — immediately in my head — would be the story.
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    I do think the human body is beautiful - and I think the renaissance paintings are are an applaude to the human form. But that "broken" figure — well, that's a different thing.



  50. 50

    Re: missnasty – Speaking of God and the value of a life is going over the top????? You know, MLK, that's Martin Luther King, Jr, was a womanizer, even adulterously bedding women, including white women, while fighting for his cause-freedom and equality for black people. Yet, he is a revered civil rights leader. Is his death of more or less value, especially since he was a pastor? Each life deserves its respect.



  51. 51

    Still love Erykah and get her message. Ironic how her message is proved by the events following the video. More than a month after the video is shot someone files a complaint because it made national news and got a lot of attention, smh.

  52. su16 says – reply to this


    52

    that transexual lady gaga makes a mass massacre and jail lesbian brutality video, and "sHE" doesn't even gets a slap in the hand. Children are watching her trash everyday and no one cares..



  53. 53

    i believe that there is a right time and a wrong time to walk around naked.. and in public, without warning or permit, is NOT the appropriate time.. it has nothing to do with whether or not nudity is a beautiful thing, it has to do with the fact that there are children out there who shouldn't see grown ups naked.. if i had a child and we were out sight seeing, i wouldn't want him/her to see some naked person.. it shows no class and no respect for other parents…



  54. 54

    Another ignorant attention whore devoid of talent.
    She should've just bleached her hair like Lady Gargoyle.



  55. 55

    Well before this happened, I had never heard of this person. I would say she accomplished exactly what she wanted. Well done.



  56. 56

    people act like they don't have breasts asses and vaginas big deal seen em one seen em all



  57. 57

    Re: Isabel5Justice – why did you bother to mention that he "bedded women, EVEN white women: — what, the fact he slept with a white woman is any different than him sleeping with a black woman? Can you explain?



  58. 58

    I'd say she got a great deal on promotion and exposure! HAHAAA– Go Erykah!



  59. 59

    Re: Isabel5Justice – you are going waaaaay off the point but i'll respond. martin luther king did more for this country than jfk ever did. and since you mention it, it is not only his womanizing ways i have a problem with. if i say anything more detailed bout him it probably won't be shown coz perez is like that but i think he was a shit president. MLK had real soul. you can not fake that. i don't agree with his adulters ways but he really cared about america and americans.oh and if someone got naked where he was assainated i would not care either. it's just a place. people die in loads of places. it's not where someone died, it's about their memory and what that means to you. but i think jfk was nothing great and laugh at people saying how "sacred" where he was shot is.



  60. 60

    Re: Isabel5Justice – Thank you!!!



  61. 61

    Re: Isabel5Justice – I'm still trying to figure out where your, even "white" women - is coming from.
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    For the record, I'm white. And last I heard Martin Luther Kind was fighting for "equal" rights - which, in effect, would make sleeping with other races a non-issue.
    -



  62. 62

    Re: Isabel5Justice – God did not make laws. WE made them. I'm pretty sure God wasn't around when the Constitution was being written. Also, what makes you think the person saying "hypocritical gringos" is from the US? My guess is that they are in another country (I know, it's crazy how the internet works that way!). Their comment has nothing to do with ethnicity. They were just criticizing the US, like another (English) poster did before her, but of course you just read over THAT comment because you assumed they were white. I'm of Mexican descent and I feel like I can criticize my country, the US, just like you can and your being white should not give you more of a right to do so. So your parents parents parents came from somewhere in Europe. Mine came from Latin America. We're both American though. Don't let the Spanish scare you!



  63. 63

    OMG some children saw a naked lady. There going to be fucked up for life now.



  64. 64

    Re: Lulu-2 – i understand your point and urs is the only one that made me reconsider my opinion a bit. yes it is not nice to see a woman fallen. that would be a little scary for the kids. ps hope your ok now. and the piece of shit who did that should be put down or given a lobotomy. anyone who'd hurt a child is a filthy piece of shit.



  65. 65

    This is a joke. charge the sickos out there who harm kids, deal drugs, perpetuate violence…NOT someone making art, expressing themslves. This a beautiful video with a thought provoking message. Such a shame….although now its getting media publicity will probably work in her favour!



  66. 66

    Wonder if the fine will be more or less - when she shoots her next music video at the deathsite of Martin Luther King?



  67. 67

    Re: missnasty – I am so sorry that you missed the point. Each life is worth respect.



  68. 68

    What's all the fuss about? The Libs are so distraught about one of their icons being disparaged but it was OK to put out a video about George Bush being assassinated? STFU



  69. 69

    Re: viper1st – hahhaa lmao



  70. 70

    OH WELL A SMALL PRICE TO PAY FOR A HUGE OUTCOME OF SUCCESS THIS VIDEO IS EPIC!!! 500$??? THAT'S HOW MUCH HER DINNER COST! O WELL!!! THIS VIDEO WILL MAKE MILLIONS SHE COULD BUY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT!!



  71. 71

    WHO CARES? THIS IS NOT NEWS PEREZ. STEP IT UP



  72. 72

    WOW- that is indeed a small price to pay for a fucking beautiful video. Didn't know what to think about it all hearing the reports- but now that i have seen the video- it totally makes sense. would have not been the same at all if any public was "notified" this video was truly a conscious work of art. very impressed.



  73. 73

    Re: Isabel5Justice – god i just read ur reply to lala. you are such a creep obssessive catholic shoving ur shit down everyone's throat. are you going to convert perez's site to His way. i have a very spirtual side but i don't go on about it cause it's my business. you say that lala is wrong for what he/she said. well i think that saying he/she doesn't know anything about anything is a very unchristian thing to say acutally.



  74. 74

    Re: taylor_love – Ay ay ay!!! God is the Creator of Life and He set down the "laws" starting with the Garden of Eden. Since you may need it in writing, the 10 Commandments, and it goes from there. As for the "gringos" comment, did you not read it completely? I don't know how you confused being born of immigrants and loving my country as being of European descent???? What's your trauma???!!!I am so sorry that you were in such a rush to fight. I am Mexican blooded, American born.



  75. 75

    Re: Lulu-2 – she's a nut. i didn't even bother askin her that because it was such an irrelevant and clearly prejudice remark to make.



  76. 76

    O'bama is having his way with the country every day and nobody will lift a finger. I say we should have more of this.



  77. 77

    Re: missnasty – I Believe in God. It's who I am. Spirituality is not a business. It is Faith. I state plainly what I think just as you do. So now you want to control what I say and do not???? Wow:( Well then, you're right about your spirituality. Why have a need for God when your pedestal runs so high.



  78. 78

    In the state where I live - if a male exposed himself in public that way, he'd be arrested & registered as a sex offender.



  79. 79

    Re: face_time – Amen!



  80. 80

    Re: viper1st
    Right on! Let's see her also use a crucifix like Madonna used it on the balcony where MLK got his. It's ART! It's no worse than a crucifix in a toilet or others I've seen liberals do proudly.



  81. 81

    I live downtown. If anyone walked around on the sidewalk naked the police would come and arrest them right away and fine them. Why should this girl be treated any differently because she is an artist?! Im sure she can spare $500 anyways.



  82. 82

    Re: su16 – lady gaga does not strip down naked in public. its your choice to watch her shows or her videos. why do people like you have to bring her into every comment board on this site anyways? Go to a lady gaga hate page or something.



  83. 83

    She's just another fame addicted fool like Ga Ga and Lamebert that keep the one up factor going instead of relying on talent alone….smoke and mirrors.

    Plenty of porn sites if ya need your nude body fix Nommykins…go back to Alt.



  84. 84

    Re: Isabel5Justice – your post makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. and i send my spirtuality is MY business not A business.yeeesh!



  85. 85

    She's a pig. Keep promoting her fellow piglet.



  86. 86

    Re: FloridaLady – don't blame the shit on texas. you're right, no one would have batted in an eye in new york city. probably wouldn't have batted an eye in parts of california either. but do something like this anywhere else, it probably would have had the same thing happen. even in other parts of the state of new york. and even in parts of your state, florida. so yeah, don't make an ass of yourself and try to blame it on the fact that it was done in texas that she got fined.



  87. 87

    Re: topper – madonna is such a god slag and not on a par with this lady whatsoever. but yet she gets away with anything. well, maybe not exactly. look at the state of her now.



  88. 88

    [re=4902224]Re: Nommykins[/re Nudity is a private issue. Whoever started making it o.k for it to be displayed publicly, made a foul mistake. Anyone who respects themselves and their loved ones, will know to keep, what was made as private to remain private. Only in Hollywood, would it be deemed acceptable. Not a surprise.



  89. 89

    Re: shanghai84 – texas is a backwards shithole. i would rather die than live there. it's a pig infested, obesity hot spot. yeeeeee hawwwwww

  90. amish says – reply to this


    90

    She couldn't have gotten a permit for that price! You GO Girl!



  91. 91

    Re: missnasty – funny how you said something about someone making a prejudice remark when pretty much everything i've seen you say (including what you just said about texas) is so full of prejudice.



  92. 92

    Re: missnasty – I would agree that most of Texas sucks, but Austin is different. Remember that's where Perez just had his pahtay during SXSW.

    Dallas is not a place that is open to anything and I think this video shows she made her point. If this was Austin or NYC, SAN Fran or any other forward thinking city we would not really have the 'same' type of discussion.

    I could care less - let the lady show her vajayjay if she wants to - she considers it art so I really could care less.



  93. 93

    Re: missnasty – You are a winner! I wish I knew people like you in real life so I could enjoy your prejudice and hypocritical bullshit on a daily basis.



  94. 94

    Oh dear. It sounds like Badu's video turned into a Badon't.



  95. 95

    What a moron! But at least it distracted me from the crap singing.



  96. 96

    hmm, diz bitch already made enough money to pay that 500…



  97. 97

    *
    KIDS DON'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT NUDITY
    *
    ONLY STUPID MOSTLY RELIGIOUS TYPE ADULTS DO!!
    *
    A KID WILL SAY WHATS THAT MOMMY ? THEIR BREAST THAT'S WHAT MOMMY'S USE TO FEED BABIES…. AND WHATS THAT MOMMY ? THAT'S A VAGINA THAT'S WHERE BABIES COME FROM.
    *
    ADULTS TURN NUDITY INTO SOMETHING WEIRD KIDS DON'T!
    *
    THE NAKED BODY IS 100% NATURAL!!
    *
    ALL KIDS COME FROM A VAGINA AND FEED FROM A BREAST!! SO REALLY WHAT ARE YOU SO ANGRY ABOUT ?
    *



  98. 98

    get over it people. obviously, she's made her point.



  99. 99

    Re: alwaysthelovesongs – haha god almighty take a joke you freak



  100. 100

    OMG $500!? YUP, THAT'LL SHOW HER. =/

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