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Badu's disrobing in public brings her trouble; busted on nudity charge

Badu tried to defend her nude video by saying that the “Window Seat” video was a tribute to Kennedy.

Eyrkah Badu recently shocked the entertainment world by stripping naked for her video 'Window Seat' in the same spot where John F. Kennedy was shot. The singer has now been charged with disorderly conduct for stripping in public.

The Grammy-winning singer took her clothes off last month on a street full of pedestrians during the video shoot for recent single ‘Window Seat.’

Badu disrobes
The music video was shot in Dealey Plaza on March 13, and pretends to be shot near the site of President Kennedy’s assassination.

In the music video, Badu is seen walking through a crowd, taking off an item of clothing until she is naked without any care to other people and or children passing by, according to multiple tabloid records.

In the video, the R&B singer also receives a fatal gunshot to the head at the scene where President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.

Disrobing brings trouble
Seemingly, Badu’s act of giving people an eyeful has resulted in getting an earful from authorities, who charged her with disorderly conduct for her nude video shoot.

Badu was not cited by police at the time she was filming the video in the nude, but the Dallas police questioned people who were at the scene and insisted that anyone who saw her in the nude to step forward so that charges can be pressed against her.

Badu will be receiving a citation for disorderly conduct, which is for a fine for up to $500, reports TheCelebrityCafe.com.

Badu was not cited by police at the time she was filming the video in the nude, but the Dallas police questioned people who were at the scene and insisted that anyone who saw her in the nude to step forward so that charges can be pressed against her.

Witness appears
A witness came forward Thursday saying that she, “observed Ms. Badu remove her clothing on the public street. The witness had two small children with her and was offended,” according to a police statement.

After consulting with prosecutors, Badu will receive a citation for disorderly conduct, Genovesi said.

Sgt. Warren C. Mitchell of the Dallas police said that Badu was charged after a witness offered a sworn statement to police on Thursday (April 1), reports the Associated Press.

"Having a fact witness that was there is what let us file the charges," he said. "After much discussion, we feel that these charges best fit her conduct. She disrobed in a public place, without regard to individuals and small children who were close by."

Defends the video
Meanwhile, Badu has said the video of her single, which is taken from her recent fifth studio album 'New Amerykah Part Two (Return Of The Ankh),' was inspired by a video in which the Brooklyn indie rock duo Matt & Kim disrobed in the middle of Times Square.

She tried to defend her nude video by saying that the ‘Window Seat’ was a tribute to Kennedy.

“My point was grossly misunderstood all over America. J.F.K. is one of my heroes, one of the nation’s heroes… Kennedy was a revolutionary; he was not afraid to butt heads with America, and I was not afraid to show America my butt-naked truth,” Badu said while appearing on the Wanda Sykes Show.

Badu tweets
According to ABCNews, on the complaints about her decision to bare all before camera, she recently tweeted, "Funny thing is, the physical nudity is nothing lol. I been naked all along in my words actions and deeds. thats the real vulnerable place."

"They were yelling, THIS IS A PUBLIC PLACE: YOU OUGHTA BE ASHAMED: PUT YOUR CLOTHES ON: DAMN GIRL!.. There were children there. i prayed they wouldn’t b traumatized," Badu reportedly posted on her Twitter page.

Reportedly, she also tweeted about the charge earlier today, while also plugging her in-store appearance at Dallas' Good Records, in support of Record Store Day. “1 dollar for every 'New Amerykah' product sold at Good Records tomorrow will go towards my bail money. Thank you. (kidding) but I'm just sayin,” she added.