Dallas Pissed Over Erykah Badu Naked Video

Singer was naked in public...without a permit
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2010 9:32 AM CDT

(Newser) – Dallas officials aren't happy with Erykah Badu's new video, in which she gets naked, in public, at the site of JFK's assassination. But of all possible reasons to be mad, they're upset she didn’t get a permit for filming first, the Dallas Morning News reports. Luckily for her—though some onlookers were shouting for her to put her clothes back on—no police arrived during filming.

The video shows Badu slowly removing her clothes while walking around Dallas’s Dealey Plaza, then falling to the ground after a shot rings out. Badu tells the Dallas Morning News the video was inspired by a similar piece filmed in Times Square: “I thought it was the bravest, most liberating thing I've ever seen,” she says, adding that she chose Dealey Plaza because “the grassy knoll was the most monumental place in Dallas I could think of.” Watch the video here.

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