R'n'B singer Erykah Badu strips off her clothes in a controversial video, released Saturday, for her song "Window Seat." The video shows the singer gradually undressing as she walked along a Dallas, Texas, sidewalk until she was totally naked and fell on the ground near where U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated.
The clip, shot on March 17 with one camera and no crew, ends in Dealey Plaza, a popular tourist destination since Kennedy's 1963 assassination.
The singer tweeted that "there were children there. i prayed they wouldnt b traumatized."
Badu avoids charges of indecent exposure for taking off her clothes in public. Although children were nearby, no one filed a complaint against her after the incident, Dallas Police Senior Cpl. Janice Crowther said.
Badu tweeted that "i was petrified while shooting this video ... but liberation began to set in. i conquered many fears in that few moments."
She wrote she was "too busy lookin for cops" to be embarrassed by her nudity. "i been naked all along in my words actions and deeds. thats the real vulnerable place," she tweeted.
Shouts from people off camera cannot be heard in the clip. "they were yelling, 'THIS IS A PUBLIC PLACE : YOU OUGHTA BE ASHAMED : PUT YOUR CLOTHES ON : DAMN GIRL! etc," Badu tweeted.
Badu said when the camera stopped "we ran."
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