Wanda Sykes Spoofs Erykah Badu’s ‘Window Seat’ Video
“That’s dope,” Erykah Badu laughed after comedian Wanda Sykes spoofed the singer’s controversial video, ‘Window Seat,’ on her Saturday night talk show. The original clip, meant to be a form of artistic expressionism that borrowed from a video concept by indie rockers Matt & Kim, has been met with scrutiny. It features Badu nonchalantly stripping as she walks through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas and ends with gunshots that some say recall the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy at the same location.
Badu, however, denies trying to insult the late Kennedy, even calling him one of her heroes. “John F Kennedy was a revolutionary; he was not afraid to butt heads with America, and I was not afraid to show America my butt-naked truth,” she told Sykes. The singer was charged last week with disorderly conduct after a woman submitted a complaint for the indecent exposure.
Sykes comes to Badu’s defense in her version of the video that was filmed in the same gorilla-style format. The difference is that during Sykes striptease, she gets no further than her taking off her pants before she falls over her feet. We’ll agree with Badu when she says it’s “funny as hell.”