Please — let’s all agree not to tell Heidi Montag how effective this was at getting attention.
A new music video from Eryka Badu for the neo-soul artist’s single "Window Seat" is stirring up the internet and cable TV for her provocative strip-tease while walking the sidewalks of Dallas that ends with a very public full-monty moment.
But that’s not all. Badu removes the last of her underthings at the grassy knoll near the site where President Kennedy was assassinated — then pretends to be shot and falls to the ground, all in front of gawking tourists who have no idea what’s going on.
As blue paint spills out from Badu’s head and forms an illegible word, she delivers the following message in voice-over:
"They who play it safe are quick to assassinate what they do not understand. They move in packs, ingesting more and more fear with every act of hate on one another. They feel most comfortable in groups; less guilt to swallow. They are us. This is what we have become: afraid to respect the individual. A single person within her circumstance can move one to change; to love herself; to evolve."
Badu did some explaining on her Twitter feed, saying the message was against "groupthink."
She said she endured abuse while filming the video, but that she was "too busy lookin for cops" to pay them much mind. Dallas police told CNN that she would not face charges.