Erykah Badu Gets André 3000′s Support for Bold Music Video

Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu has everyone talking about her new music video, in which she sheds her clothing while walking the streets of Dallas. Before baring it all, the soul songstress consulted her family, including her mother, children, and baby fathers.

Even the bold Badu had reservations about going through with risqué clip for “Window Seat,” the first single from her fifth studio album New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh. Filmed guerilla style in one take on March 13 in her Texas hometown, the concept was inspired by dance-punk duo Matt and Kim’s revealing video for “Lessons Learned.” Badu tried hard to ignore those around her as she walked along the grassy knoll where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

But she didn’t pay her detractors any mind. First she turned to Jay Electronica, producer and father to her youngest daughter Mars. “I asked @jayelectronica if i should go [through] with it . he said . IF YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT DO IT – YOU GOT 1 SHOT TO BE ERYKAH,” she tweeted.

Also on her board of advisors was former boyfriend and OutKast member André 3000, father to her son Seven. “Andre said,if u gone go ,go all the way.”

And what about father #3, West Coast rapper The D.O.C.? “D.O.C. said, U got huge balls kid.& gave me a high five.”

So she knew what she had to do. “I bathed,took a breath.i started the car had to put money in the meter cause i had to leave my car incase cops came … after last action , we ran like hell!”

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12 Comments

  1. Isis

    I love the video!! I love Erykah’s boldness and individuality! She is a TRUE artist!!

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  2. kekeluvsu

    Erykah’s indiviualtiy is what makes ppl love her. She doesn’t follow the status quo. I’m glad she did what she did.

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  3. beano

    DOC is the father of her 2nd child, not #3. Lol but anywhooo, Erykah can do no wrong. The song & vid are greatness!

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  4. Rap-Up

    @beano, It wasn’t intended to be in order of their birth.

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  5. Giselle

    I don’t see anything wrong with it. She’s expressing herself, and the beauty of her body, which is BOLD. Its not like she’s doing this on a daily.

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  6. 333

    ^^ I don’t think anyone was criticizing it??? Everyone seems to like it.

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  7. joey

    great message. great video, and not a bad song. good for her

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  8. GeeMan

    Ms. Badu always goes left but it works its always has a message behind her expression and this is why people love and respect Erykah and what she brings to her craft. This song and video continues to show her progression as an artist. She is truly the real deal.

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  9. Cameron (inspiredforgreatness.blogspot.com)

    The message in this video is simple…don’t shoot the messenger.

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  10. BOI-1da

    Love it! Total package.

    There, the BOI-1da said it!

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  11. davyd69

    march 30 coming soon

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  12. Jaelani

    It’s great that she had support from her “brothers”. New Amerykah Part 2: Return of the Ankh comes out tomorrow!!!

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