Last week, a video for the Flaming Lips/Erykah Badu cover of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" appeared online, and instantly drew attention due to the very obvious nakedness of Badu and her sister, Nayrok. The video was subsequently pulled from the web, and now Badu has issued an extended rant on Twitter railing against Coyne and claiming that he acted in bad faith by posting a rough cut of the video for shock value.
"U disrespected me by releasing pics and rough vid on the internet without my approval. (Contract breech )That is equivalent to putting out a security camera's images of me changing in the fitting room," Badu wrote. "Consequently, brother, As a human I am disgusted with your what appears to be desperation and poor execution. And disregard for others . 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. Hope it works out for ya ,Wayne. Really i could give a shit less. Still love your live show tho."
She also takes issue with the recording itself, "which displays crappy 'rough 'vocals by me . I let it go , perhaps iiiii was missing something, I thought. I Should have followed my first mind back in studio when recording the vocals "your way". ( Red flag.) It was uncomfortable. For that I am at fault."
Badu concludes by telling Coyne to "KiSS MY Glittery ASS," which apparently Coyne did judging by these photos he posted in response on his Twitter page. (You can see Badu's full statement on Pitchfork.)
In other equally silly Flaming Lips news, Consequence Of Sound reports that the band will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most shows in one day when they attempt to play eight on June 27 and 28. Check out a full schedule below.
New Fumes & The Flaming Lips
Gary Clark Jr & The Flaming Lips
Ground Zero Blues Club
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals & The Flaming Lips
Neon Indian & The Flaming Lips
Hunter Hayes & The Flaming Lips
Benny’s Boom Boom Room
TBD & The Flaming Lips
Hard Rock Casino
GIVERS & The Flaming Lips
Baton Rouge, LA
Grimes & The Flaming Lips
New Orleans, LA