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What do you think about the charges against erykah badu about her walking down the street naked for her new video?

you might want to you toutube the video before you watch "erykah badu-window seat"

(CNN) -- Erykah Badu's naked stroll through downtown Dallas, Texas, for a music video has earned her a disorderly conduct citation.

The singer shed her clothes as she walked through Dealey Plaza until she was nude and then fell near where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

Badu said the video was "shot guerrilla style," without a crew and in one take March 17.

A Dallas Police spokeswoman said earlier in the week that they wanted to press charges against Badu because children were present, but no one had called police or filed a complaint that day.

Police now have their witness.

"One witness did come forward yesterday, thus leading to the charges filed today," a statement from Dallas Police said Friday.

A citation of misdemeanor disorderly conduct has been mailed to Badu, who is a Dallas resident, police s

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Asked by mommy16love at 3:32 PM on May. 1, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • "After much discussion, it has been determined that this charge best fits her conduct when she disrobed in a public place without disregard [sic] to other individuals and children who were in close proximity," the police statement said. If convicted, Badu could be fined $500, police said.

    "It will be up to her as to how she wants to proceed further with this case," police said. "She can contest it in a court of law or simply pay the fine."

    Badu and her representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    She did post a series of short messages on the social networking site Twitter last weekend, soon after the "Window Seat" video was released on her Web site.

    She tweeted that "there were children there. i prayed they wouldnt b traumatized."

    Answer by mommy16love at 3:32 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • If she was aware of the risk, she deserves no sympathy for whatever actions may be taken against her. A misdemeanor charge isn't enough.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 3:36 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • 1) It was dumb 2) she needs to go for a bra fitting becaus bras are not supposed to ride of you back like that 3) Her picking her ass before taking off her pants was gross 4) she can bare her entire body but still covers up her hair? What kind of statement does THAT make?

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:41 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • If it was a white woman it would be ok.


    Answer by Anonymous at 3:48 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • It would not be ok if it was a white woman. Laws are laws it is indecent to be naked in public, for any reason. She deserves to be punished.

    Answer by theosgirl45 at 4:00 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • I think that this might actually be covered under her right to free speech.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 4:07 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • I think as Americans we are too uptight about the nude body. She was not provocative in her actions, so there should be no question about the appropriateness of her nudity. She is a performance artist, she was making art.

    I think it especially ridiculous that they are trying to charge her with indecent exposure even when nobody that actually saw her nude called the police.


    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 4:18 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • If she broke the law, she should pay the consequences. Just like everyone else.

    Answer by Whatkids at 4:27 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • I really like the message she was portraying and I dont believe that the nude body is obscene, BUT as a parent I wouldnt have appreciated it if I was walking with my young son and he saw that. She should have let the public known before hand that something that some might deem inapporiate would be taking place. If she didnt want children to be traumatized she should have let parents known what was going down so that there would be no opportunity for them to be traumatized.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:46 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • What was she saying exactly? I havent seen the video but love her music (you better call Tyrone)

    Answer by txdaniella at 4:50 PM on May. 1, 2010

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