VIDEO: ERYKAH BADU- "Window Seat"
WOW. I knew Erykah had a fattie but DAAAMN! In one of her bravest videos, Erykah Badu publicly strips down fully nude to the soundtrack of her current single.
I found an article on HUFFINGTONPOST.COM detailing Erykah's video shoot. The article also points to an interview posted in The Dallas Morning News. Here is an excerpt:
Q: To start, what can you tell me about the thought process behind the video for "Window Seat"?
EB: The song "Window Seat" is about liberating yourself from layers and layers of skin or demons that are a hindrance to your growth or freedom, or evolution. I wanted to do something that said just that, so I started to think about shedding, nudity, taking things off in a very artful way. I am from the theater, and this is just a part of expression to us, a part of art. And I saw a video by a group called Matt and Kim, and it was filmed in Times Square. And I thought it was the bravest, most liberating thing I've ever seen two people do. And I wanted to dedicate this contagious act of liberation and freedom to them. I hoped it would become something contagious that people would want to do in some way or another.
Q: And what was the thinking on the location and the Kennedy element to it?
A: Times Square is the most monumental place in New York, and when I was thinking of monumental places, the grassy knoll was the most monumental place in Dallas I could think of. I tied it in a way that compared that assassination to the character assassination one would go through after showing his or her self completely. That's exactly the action that I wanted to display.
Due to all the controversy and backlash as a result of her daring video, copies online have been removed from most sites. Erykah recently appeared on "Chelsea Lately" on the E! network. Check out the interview below. Thanks to mrworldpremiere.net.