Erykah Badu has pleaded not guilty to a disorderly conduct charge stemming from her controversial “Window Seat” music video, which featured the New Amerykah Part Two singer stripping down naked while walking through Dallas’ Dealey Plaza.
Badu shot the video in broad daylight while hundreds of Dallas residents, some of them children, watched, and while no one called police at the time, authorities actively sought witnesses to step forward in order to charge Badu after the video became a viral sensation.
One witness finally complained earlier this month, telling officers “she and her two small children were offended,” leading to Erykah being charged with a Class C misdemeanor, which carries a $500 fine.
Rather than simply pay the fee by mail, however, Badu has opted to challenge the charge and officially entered her plea of “Not Guilty” during Wednesday’s court hearing.
I love Erykah but I think she’s stretching her free press to the limit with this one. The fine was minimal why not just pay it?
Erykah Badu‘s “Window Seat” video is causing quite a stir in Dallas, Texas! The video was shot guerrilla-style in Dealey Plaza, where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and Erykah disrobed fully in the streets of the historic venue to make a bold statement for her new project.
So the internet has been buzzing over Erykah Badu’s newest video. You either love it or you hate it. And most people are loving it. Well the people of Dallas are not feeling it. She even posts on her twitter page how the people were shouting “Put your clothes back on”.
Dallas city officials issued a statement saying the video was filmed without the proper permits and that Erykah could have been arrested for indecent exposure and disorderly conduct.
Well let’s hope that no charges come about from this. In the mean time go ahead and check the video out!
Light some incense…Erykah’s back! Ms. Badu, joined by Questlove mark the return of good music with “Window Seat”, Badu’s official single from the highly anticipated New Amerykah pt.2: Return of the Ankh drops, which hopefully drops March 30th.