Thursday, June 7, 2012
Erykah Badu Releases An Angry Statement Against Video Director
She just released a video with the group Flaming Lips. It's been a controversial video since it's release. It contains full frontal nudity of her sister. Erykah Badu was upset with the final project and went off.
Erykah Badu went in on Wayne Coyne the director.
The video features a mixture of scenes with either Badu or her sister Nayrok Udab in a bathtub. The latter is completely naked and alternately covered in glitter and viscous red and white substances. It's NSFW.
"That is equivalent to putting out a security camera's images of me changing in the fitting room," she wrote. "I never would have approved that tasteless, meaningless, shock motivated video."
She says Coyne agreed to show her the edits of the video and that he ultimately misrepresented what would be in it. Badu also goes on to slam the song itself, with its "crappy rough vocals by me."
"Our art is a reflection of who we are. I have no connection to those images shot in their raw version. I was interested in seeing an amazing edit that would perhaps change or alter my thoughts. Never happened," she says. "You also did the same thing with the song itself which displays crappy 'rough' vocals by me. I let it go, perhaps I was missing something, I thought."
She ends by burning Coyne, saying, "As your fellow artist I am uninspired. As a woman I feel violated and underestimated. Hope it works out for ya, Wayne." She also tells him to "kiss my glittery ass" which led to Coyne sending her a pic of his mouth covered in glitter. "I did it," he said.
how do you feel about the video? If you haven't seen it, it's posted on On The 6th, search for it.