Erykah Badu Calls Controversial Video ‘Tasteless, Meaningless’


Mikey Fresh / June 7, 2012

Over the weekend, some provocative visuals were dropped for Erykah Badu‘s track “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.”

The ubersexy and un-edited video of her and her sister swimming in a tub of various erm…liquids was allegedly leaked by Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne without the singer’s approval, which struck a nerve and started a frenzy of furious tweets.

Though the Flaming Lips issued a statement to Pitchfork accepting all responsibility for releasing the visual, Badu wasn’t having it.

“I have not one need for publicity . I just love artistic dialogue,” Badu (@fatybella) responded in a long-winded tweet to @waynecoyne. “And just because an image is shocking does not make it art.”

“U disrespected me by releasing pics and rough vid on the internet without my approval… That is equivalent to putting out a security camera’s images of me changing in the fitting room,” she added.

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