- Article wrote by antonfkip
Singer Erykah Badu Strips Naked – Erykah Badu has published a provocative new video on its website to accompany the song “Window Seat”. Currently # 28 on Billboard R & B / Hip-hop, the song appears on the album New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh.
In the video, walks Badu Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, his hometown and place of the November 1963 shooting of President John F. Kennedy. Apparently filmed on St. Patrick’s Day, viewers see how slowly removes articles of clothing until a shot rings out. Badu then falls naked in the street near the approximate spot where the motorcade was passing at that fateful day.
It is an interesting piece of performance art. Gutsy, to say the least, and hopefully, too, that no police came.
UPDATE: Reports The Dallas Morning News that the municipal authorities say Badu broke the law by not obtaining a permit for filming. The newspaper quoted from his Twitter account, where it feeds on who was making a statement against the “groupthink,” the rule “unwritten” that “I will not express my true opinion when it is contrary to love and fear of . He adds: “I was petrified to shoot this video … but the release began to take hold i conquered many fears at the time.” She said she was “too busy watching the police,” she was ashamed of her nakedness. “I’ve been naked all the time in my actions, words and deeds. Thats the real vulnerable spot. ”
She said she knew there were children nearby while stripping, adding: “I prayed it wouldnt b traumatized.”
He said the adults around were shouting, “THIS IS A PUBLIC PLACE: You should be ashamed: PUT ON YOUR CLOTHES: Damn Girl! Etc”
UPDATE # 2: Badu has given an interview to your local newspaper. Highlights:
Q: To begin, what can you tell me about the thought process behind the video of “Window Seat”?
EB: The song “Window Seat” is free of the layers of the skin or the demons that are an obstacle to their growth or freedom, or evolution. I wanted to do something that said exactly that, so I started to think about shedding, nudity, take things out of a very ingenious way. I am a theater, and this is only part of the expression for us, a part of art. And I saw a video of a group called Matt and Kim, and was shot in Times Square. And I thought it was the bravest, the most liberating that I have never seen two people do. And I wanted to dedicate this act contagious liberation and freedom for them. I was hoping that would become contagious, people want to do in some way or another.
Q: What was the thinking of the location and Kennedy element to it?
A: Times Square is the most monumental of New York, and when I was thinking of the monumental sites, the grassy knoll was the most monumental of Dallas that came to mind. I tied it in a way that, compared to the murder of a character assassination go after showing through your car completely. That is exactly the action I wanted to show.
Q: And I assume that he knew would have a similar reaction in real life when the video was released?
A. Yes, I knew that would happen, so as soon as the thought came to my mind, I decided to kill as a gesture. Because he was going to happen anyway. The video is a prediction of what is happening now
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