Flaming Lips member and producer of controversial video Wayne Coyne alleges that Erykah Badu is faking her outrage behind the recent video released featuring both Badu and her sister.
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
The internet went insane after a highly sexual and controversial video was released that featured a very naked Erykah Badu and an even more naked little sister of hers.
The video was met with heavy criticisms, as most fans of Badu were unable to get past the disturbing scenes of Badu’s sister being completely covered in blood, glitter, and semen to see the art the collaboration was supposed to portray. Despite the many unsettling images of a black woman’s body covered in the many forms of fluid, Erykah Baddu spent the majority of her time in the video singing in a bathtub of some unidentified liquid, while covering Roberta Flack’s classic, The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face.
Erykah originally seemed to be satisfied with the video, as she admitted on Twitter that she invited her sister onto the project to shoot the scenes that she herself was not comfortable with. In fact, the scenes of the video involving glitter, blood, and semen were actually scenes portrayed by Erykah’s sister, and not the singer herself.
Before Erykah leashed out against video director Wayne Coyne, Erykah was on the social network asking fans to tweet her their thoughts and reactions to the video.
Things went left when Erykah realized she was garnering more negative responses than good ones.
Not too long after, Ms. Badu tweeted Wayne and accused him of releasing a version of the video he had not cleared with her. She stated the video was edited without any of her consultation.
This seems to be news to Wayne, as he took to Twitter to suggest that not only did Ms. Badu know what the finished video looked like, but that she could also be trying to make a villain out of the director to appease and simmer down her fans who have expressed their disappointment in the video:
Here are Erykah’s earlier tweets before the outrage occurred:
In Erykah’s defense, she claims she only saw images and didn’t see a video until the entire internet did.
Who do you believe? Speak on it.