Erykah Badu Gets Shut Down by Reporter

Photo Credit:  Catfish Jim and the soapdish
Photo Credit: Catfish Jim and the soapdish

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

R&B singer Erykah Badu is no stranger to controversy, and now she’s making headlines again for having the oddest sense of humor.

According to reports, Erykah actually interrupted a reporter during a live broadcast and attempted to kiss him. However, he was not amused and actually pushed her away.

Rolling Stone writes:

Erykah Badu attempted to kiss her way into a local TV news broadcast on Friday, only to be rebuffed by the reporter. The singer snuck into the shot while New York’s Pix 11 reporter Mario Diaz was reporting on Shia LaBeouf’s recent arrest for disorderly conduct.

Badu edged into the frame wearing a giant white hat and a sneaky grin. After opening her coat to show off her outfit and then making an obscene hand gesture while standing behind Diaz, Badu approached Diaz with outstretched arms and puckered lips. He fended her off with one arm while continuing the broadcast, saying that he “couldn’t avoid a fan just now.”

Erykah originally denied that it was her in the awkward video, but later confirmed it was indeed her on Twitter and apologized to the reporter.

Check out the vine below:


  1. Ummmm….. this is embarassing. Her face when he pushed her off. I would’ve denied it was me too.

  2. that time coulda been spent making a new album or something.batty as hell lol….make some new music and cut the sh-t dang lol

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