Erykah Badu - Erykah Badu 'Violated' By Nude Flaming Lips Video07 June 2012
Erykah Badu 'Violated' By Nude Flaming Lips Video
According to today's story from the Bbc on the issue, Erykah refused to sit in anything but water, for the video, so asked her "more liberal" sister to act as a body double in some of the scenes. Nayrok then sat in "glitter, a blood-like liquid and a sticky white liquid made from corn starch." After the video appeared on Pitchfork, though, Badu released a statement saying "she thought the concept for the accompanying video was "disturbing" but went along with it "out of respect for you and the artist you 'appear' to be." She also accused the Flaming Lips of "desperately releasing a poor excuse for shock and nudity that sends a convoluted message that passes as art (to some)."
Badu directed a message to the band as well, saying "As a director I am unimpressed. As a sociologist I understand your type. As your fellow artist I am uninspired. As a woman I feel violated and underestimated." Flaming Lips apologized and accepted responsibility for an un-approved version of the song being posted online.
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