Erykah Badu was on “The Wanda Sykes Show” on Saturday, discussing her music video for “Window Seat” that ignited a firestorm in both the music and media world. In opening up about the controversial video, which features a nude Badu walking down the street in downtown Dallas before getting shot in the head, the neo-soul singer said that her detractors did not walk away with the correct message from the video.
“My point was grossly misunderstood all over America,” said Badu, who didn’t clarify much beyond that statement.
Despite the nudity, a lot of the uproar stems from the location of Badu’s video. Taped at Dealey Plaza, many believe Badu disgraced the location of President Kennedy’s 1963 assassination. Badu, however, says she has the utmost respect for the 35th President of the United States.
“JFK is one of my heroes, one of the nation’s heroes,” said Badu.
“John F Kennedy was a revolutionary; he was not afraid to butt heads with America, and I was not afraid to show America my butt-naked truth.”
Sykes then showed Badu a video that she taped, a “Window Seat” parody featuring the stand up comic struggling to take off her clothes, eventually falling to the ground with blue blood trickling out of her head that reads “OW!”
“That was dope,” said Badu, laughing.
“You know what? In the tradition of performance art I think its beautiful because that’s funny as hell,” she added.
Watch Erykah Badu on “The Wanda Sykes Show” below.
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