Soul and R&B star Erykah Badu is defending a controversial new music video where she walks down a Dallas sidewalk before collapsing naked near the exact spot where John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.
In the five-and-a-half-minute "Window Seat" video–which instantly went viral Monday on YouTube–the Dallas-born entertainer strips down before crowds in Dealey Plaza. The video was shot for Badu's new album, "New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh" without a crew in one take on March 17, according to her Twitter. As the music video progresses, a naked Badu reaches Dealey Plaza and an edited-in gunshot is heard. Badu's head snaps back and the naked singer crumples to the ground.
In an interview with the Dallas Morning News, the singer says she chose the famous "grassy knoll" at Dealey Plaza because "it was the most monumental place in Dallas I could think of."
Badu tweeted that she was "too busy lookin for cops" to be shy about her nudity, but was aware that children were around and “prayed they wouldn’t b traumatized."
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