Erykah Badu charged with disorderly conduct for naked video
It turns out you can, in fact, get into trouble for parading about naked as the day you were born, especially if you're being filmed for a much buzzed-about, controversial music video. That's what eccentric soul singer Erykah Badu learned recently after shooting a naked video in Dallas, Texas, for her single "Window Seat".
According to the Associated Press, Badu will face up to five hundred dollars in fines if found guilty of disorderly conduct. A nosy busybody/witness named Ida Espinosa offered a sworn statement to the police in a transparent bid to ruin everyone's fun. Seldom has the phrase "stop snitching" seemed more appropriate. On the plus side, Badu's Lady Godiva act undoubtedly created at least five hundred and twenty-five dollars worth of free publicity or at least semi-free publicity.
Will Badu's brave stand against the tyranny of wearing clothes inspire other attractive female musicians to doff their tops in videos for the sake of their art? We don't know for sure, yet we remain, as always, cautiously optimistic.