Erykah Badu Fined for ‘Window Seat’ Video Shoot
Back in April, Erykah Badu plead not guilty to charges of disorderly conduct in Dallas, TX, after appearing nude for her ‘Window Seat’ video shoot. But the songstress won’t be let off the hook that easily.
The Dallas Morning News reports that Badu was served a $500 fine and will serve six months of probation — ending on Feb. 11 — for her misdemeanor violation. Badu infamously stripped down to her birthday suit in the middle of Dallas’ Dealey Plaza for the provocative video shoot, without obtaining the proper permits.
The 39-year-old songstress said that she choose the location where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated because it was the busiest spot in town. Police were forced to arrest and charge Badu when a witness made a sworn complaint about the controversial shoot. The one-take video was filmed guerrilla-style as tourists and bystanders looked on, and Badu later explained that the video was intended to draw parallels to Kennedy’s murder.
‘Window Seat’ is the lead single from Badu’s latest album ‘New Amerykah Part II: Return of The Ankh,’ which was released on March 30.