LOS ANGELES — Iconoclastic R&B singer Erykah Badu has struck a raw nerve in the United States, not just for stripping off in her new video but for being completely comfortable in her own skin precisely where John F. Kennedy was slain.
In her new video "Window Scene," filmed in Dallas, which lasts a longer-than-average five minutes and 35 seconds, Badu -- once known for her towering turbans -- progressively loses her clothes, keeps walking in black lingerie and then peacefully strips.
Badu, who was born in Dallas, in February 1971, just released a new CD "New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh."
Some of her fans were surprised at the public undress but she sent a message on microblog site Twitter saying "the people caught in the shot were trying hard to ignore me. LOL cept one guy grabbing clothes... it was the peeps off camera yelling."
Once appalled onlooker told her "THIS IS A PUBLIC PLACE : YOU OUGHTA BE ASHAMED : PUT YOUR CLOTHES ON : DAMN GIRL! etc," Badu added on the site, saying she has always shared her own vulnerable, naked truth.
A Dallas Morning News report cited police as saying Badu could face a charge for indecent exposure.
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