Erykah Badu is charged over nude music shoot – video

Singer is expected to receive a $500 (£328) fine for stripping in public

Erykah Badu has been charged over a music video shoot which saw her strip naked in public and pretend to be shot near the site of President John F Kennedy‘s assassination.

The singer has been charged with disorderly conduct for taking her clothes off on a street full of pedestrians during the filming of her new single ‘Window Seat’ in DallasDealey Plaza on March 13.

In the video, which you can watch below, she also receives a fatal gunshot to the head at the scene where President John F Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.


The shoot was inspired by dance punk duo Matt And Kim, who stripped in Times Square, for their 2009 single ‘Lessons Learned’.

Sergeant Warren Mitchell said Badu was charged after a witness offered a sworn statement to police on Thursday (April 1), reports the Associated Press.

“Having a fact witness that was there is what let us file the charges,” he said. “After much discussion, we feel that these charges best fit her conduct. She disrobed in a public place without regard to individuals and small children who were close by.”

Badu is expected to receive a fine of up to $500 (£328).

The single is taken from her recent fifth studio album ‘New Amerykah Part Two (Return Of The Ankh)’.