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Erykah Badu Feels Violated by Flaming Lips’ ‘Tasteless’ NSFW Video


Based on the reactions we saw, people either loved or hated the Flaming Lips‘ nudity-filled definitely NSFW video for “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” which featured Erykah Badu and her younger sister Nayrok. Now one thing is for certain — both Badus definitely hated it.

In a lengthy Twitter post, Erykah took Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne to task for his “tasteless, meaningless, shock motivated video.” In a nutshell, she accuses him of releasing an unapproved version of the bizarre video and photos from the shoot. She says the shots of her he posted on Twitter were the equivalent of putting a camera in her fitting room, and that as a woman she feels “violated and underestimated.”

She ends it all by telling Coyne that he can “KiSS MY Glittery ASS.” If you’re intrigued, read the whole note. It really is a doozy.

Responding to the outrage from Badu and her fans, the Lips released the following statement:

“The video link that was erroneously posted on Pitchfork by the Flaming Lips of the Music Video ‘The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face’, which features Erykah Badu, is unedited and unapproved.. Sorry!! We, the Flaming Lips, accept full responsibility for prematurely having Pitchfork post it. It has outraged and upset a segment of fans and we apologize if we offended any viewers!!! This is a Flaming Lips video which features Erykah Badu and her sister Nayrok and is not meant to be considered an Erykah Badu or Nayrok statement, creation, or approved version.”

So, there you have that. The video has been removed from most sites, but we’re sure you can find it somewhere.

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