Erykah Badu: Window Seat

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This is a shot from Erykah Badu's new music video for her single "Window Seat".

In the video Badu sheds her clothing while walking through downtown Dallas, revealing the word EVOLVING written in giant black letters on her back..

The video is not only inspired by but gives props to Matt and Kims's "Lesson Learned", in which the duo strips in the middle of Times Square.

Just as she is completely nude, Badu is shot in the head, falling near the same grassy knoll where President Kennedy was shot.

Instead of blood, animated words that spell out "groupthink" leak from her head on the sidewalk.





I absolutely love this video! March has turned out to be an awesome month for epic music videos with strong messages through what we can consider to be visual art. Lady Gaga and Beyonce gave us "Telephone" which is still buzzing like crazy and is stirring up controversy wherever you can get it.

Following the premiere of the music video on her official site Badu began to discuss the video in much detail on her twitter account @fattybella

"The people caught in the shot were trying hard to ignore me," Badu tweeted. "Lol, [except] one guy grabbing [my] clothes. ... He disappeared. Didn't have time to look for him or clothes. We ran. It was the peeps off camera yelling.

Despite people who shouted at her, she said, "I held my head up and kept moving. ... There were children there. I prayed they wouldn't b traumatized."

This video is nothing short of genius, sending a very strong message.Using nudity as a reference to people not wanting to conform to the masses and shot down for their beliefs,the JFK reference is culminating.I am not shocked at all that this finesse is being provided to us by way of Miss Badu. I always loved her work, her art, and her soul. She never ceases to blow me away.



Badu's new LP New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh, will be released tomorrow.



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