Erykah Badu Fined for Naked Video
The Dallas Police Department has slapped singer Erykah Badu with a $500-fine on a disorderly conduct charge for walking in her birthday suit in Dealey Plaza, the place where former President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.
Badu stripped all her clothes off while filming her latest music video, “Window Seat.” The video features Badu taking off her clothes piece-by-piece while walking around Dealey Plaza. The naked Badu then falls to the ground as a gunshot is heard.
Police said they decided to charge Badu because she “disrobed in a public place without disregard to individuals and small children who were close by.” Dallas authorities said they have received several complaints from parents who happened to be with their children in the park when the video was shot last month. Badu said that her video does not in any way disrespects the memory of JFK, adding that “his revolutionary thinking is my inspiration. My performance art has been grossly misinterpreted by many.”