Flaming Lips to replace Erykah Badu in controversial video?

Wayne Coyne says he intends to remake the contentious clip with Amanda Palmer

Flaming Lips to replace Erykah Badu in controversial video?
Wayne Coyne has revealed that he wants to replace Erykah Badu with Amanda Palmer in the highly NSFW video to 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face'.

The controversial Flaming Lips clip shows Badu and her sister naked and in a bath of what appears to be blood and semen. It appeared online earlier this month before being removed a day later. Badu claimed that she felt "violated" by its contents and insisted that Coyne should have sent the video to her for approval.

Coyne responded to her comments in this week's NME which is on newsstands now or available digitally claiming that, "Erykah Badu knew what she was getting into". He also suggested that her angry reaction to the video was merely a twisted show of affection. "When she said that to me, I took it as 'I'm going to show you that the way I love you is that I'm going to scratch your face off and we're going to go for it,'" he said.

However, The Flaming Lips frontman has now revealed that he intends to re-shoot the controversial clip with a more willing participant - Amanda Palmer from Dresden Dolls.
He told MTV News: "At the moment I'm talking with Amanda Palmer about remaking the video and having Amanda sing it and just be in the video."

In spite of the ruckus, Coyne also told the NME that he would probably work with Badu again. "It's a joy to be with people like her. If it was just me and her I would fight with her all day. It's just a video, y'know. It's a silly thing."

Read More On This Artist

Flaming Lips Merchandise
More News
Kele to play album launch gig at Jack Rocks The Macbeth
Nick Cave announces solo tour for Spring 2015
Nicki Minaj to host MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow
Belle & Sebastian announce new LP 'Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance'
Billboard confirms Urban Outfitters' claim to be world's biggest vinyl retailer is false
Metallica's Lars Ulrich: 'Oasis has been the soundtrack to my life for the last 20...
Idlewild set for 'special announcement' following five-year break
Aretha Franklin covers Adele's 'Rolling In The Deep' - listen
The Maccabees announce first headline show of 2014
Funeral For A Friend announce release of new album 'Chapter and Verse'
Lorde reveals new song 'Yellow Flicker Beat' on anniversary of 'Pure Heroine'...
Brian Wilson and Brandon Flowers cover George Harrison at tribute gig – watch
Fleetwood Mac, AC/DC and Muse tipped to headline Glastonbury ahead of tickets going on sale
Ozzy Osbourne confirms Black Sabbath will record their final album in 2015
BitTorrent sales of Thom Yorke album not chart eligible – but vinyl sales are
HMV report £17 million profit in the year after nearly going into administration
The Ting Tings and Bipolar Sunshine to launch Oxjam 2014 in London tonight
Alt-J cover 'Latch' by Disclosure; band say they're 'over the moon'...
Prince streams two new albums on Spotify – listen
The War On Drugs announce 2015 headline tour
Kid Cudi insults crowd before storming offstage during OutKast support set
Queen and Adam Lambert announce 2015 UK arena tour dates

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today