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The late ’90s were good to Erykah Badu — she had a bunch of hits, starred in some flicks … so maybe that’s why she was rockin’ her best 1998 henna tattoos in Miami on Thursday.The 42-year-old mother of three debuted her latest highlighted…
Janelle Monáe‘s fab collab with .fun on We Are Young made her the queen of our heart, but now her royal spot in our souls is OFFICIAL!
She joined up with the totally talented Erykah Badu on their new cut and the song is friggin’ sweet!!
Ch-ch-check out the intensely funky Q.U.E.E.N. for yourself (above)!
Critics say the lyrics of her new song may explicitly reference Janelle’s sexuality, but she neither confirms nor denies those reports, LOLz!!
On Twitter, she admitted:
Late 2 class? “Q.U.E.E.N.”was inspired by private discussions between Erykah & me. JAM. DANCE. FUNK OUT. Listen in the car. dialogue later.
— Janelle Monae (@JanelleMonae) April 23, 2013
Ooh, “dialogue later”? How mysterious!!
We approve! Ha!
After controversy surrounding nudity-filled video, frontman Wayne Coyne says the Lips might re-record song and clip with Amanda Palmer.
By Ryan J. Downey, with reporting by Jim Shearer
The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne performs during the O Music awards
Photo: Rick Diamond/ Getty Images
THGossip: Erykah Badu Goes Off on Flaming Lips for “Soft Porn” Video: http://t.co/WVJX4VXi
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Oh dear… it seems like the Flaming Lips got a little TOO excited about their bloody, semen-stained, glittery Erykah Badu featured NSFW music video…
‘Cause they prematurely sprayed that sh*t alll over the internetz!
Aaaand without asking permission from the film’s leading lady.
According to her Twitter, she is pretttty pissed.
Erykah has tweeted a diatribe over the hotly-contested video – a First Time Ever I Saw Your Face cover – but her feelings are perfectly represented in a ‘longer tweet’ aimed directly as Lips frontman Wayne Coyne.
Read Erykah’s ENTIRE account of what went down …AFTER THE JUMP!
“Again: if this is not clear then u just don’t get it.
@waynecoyne then… perhaps, next time u get an occasion to work with an artist who respects your mind/art, you should send at least a ROUGh version of the video u PLAN to release b4 u manipulate or compromise the artist’s brand by desperately releasing a poor excuse for shock and nudity that sends a convoluted message that passes as art( to some).
Even with Window Seat there was a method and thought process involved. I have not one need for publicity . I just love artistic dialogue . And just because an image is shocking does not make it art.
You obviously have a misconception of who I am artistically. I don’t mind that but…
By the way you are an ass.
Yu did everything wrong from the on set .
You showed me a concept of beautiful tasteful imagery( by way of vid text messages) .
I trusted that. I was mistaken.
Then u release an unedited, unapproved version within the next few days.
That all spells 1 thing ,
Self Serving .
When asked what the concept
meant after u explained it , u replied ,”it doesn’t mean anything , I just want to make a great video that everyone is going to watch. “
I understood , because as an artist we all desire that. But we don’t all do it at another artist’s expense .
I attempted to resolve this respectfully by having conversations with u after the release but that too proved to be a poor excuse for art.
You begged me to sit in a tub of that other shit and I said naw. I refused to sit in any liquid that was not water. But Out of RESPECT for you and the artist you ‘appear’ to be, I Didn’t wanna kill your concept , wanted u to at least get it out of your head . After all, u spent your dough on studio , trip to Dallas etc.. Sooo, I invited Nayrok , my lil sis and artist, who is much more liberal ,to be subject of those other disturbing (to me ) scenes . I told u from jump that I believed your concept to be disturbing. But would give your edit a chance.
You then said u would take my shots ( in clear water/ fully covered parts -seemed harmless enough) and Nayrok’s part ( which I was not present for but saw the photos and a sample scene of cornstarch dripping ) and edit them together along with cosmic, green screen images ( which no one saw) then would show me the edit. .
Instead, U disrespected me by releasing pics and rough vid on the internet without my approval. (Contract breech )
That is equivalent to putting out a security camera’s images of me changing in the fitting room.
I never would have approved that tasteless, meaningless, shock motivated video .
Our art is a reflection of who we are . I have no connection to those images shot in their raw version. I was interested in seeing an amazing edit that would perhaps change or alter my thoughts . Never happened .
You also did the same thing with the song itself which displays crappy “rough “vocals by me . I let it go , perhaps iiiii was missing something, I thought.
I Should have followed my first mind back in studio when recording the vocals “your way”.
( Red flag.) It was uncomfortable.
For that I am at fault .
Consequently, brother, As a human I am disgusted with your what appears to be desperation and poor execution. And disregard for others . As a director I am unimpressed . As a sociologist I understand your type. As your fellow artist I am uninspired. As a woman I feel violated and underestimated.
Hope it works out for ya ,Wayne.
Really i could give a shit less.
Still love your live show tho.
And , you’re welcomed.
Lesson learned .
By the way I have guested in very few videos. But I have always been given the opportunity to see the edit and contribute to it when my roll is substantial. Not this time .
I guess u feel it better to apologize than ask for permission and be refused . Hey, Love u man, but your ways are not very nice .
O, And on behalf of all the artists u have manipulated or plan to manipulate, find another way .
These things have been said out of necessity.
And if you don’t like it
you can KiSS MY Glittery ASS .
O and Nayrok told me to tell u to kiss her ass too .
Badu rips frontman Wayne Coyne after nudity-filled ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ video leaks without her approval.
By James Montgomery
Photo: Kitra Cahana/ Getty Images
Last week, the Flaming Lips raised eyebrows with their wholly NSFW video for “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” which featured collaborator Erykah Badu and, more prominently (or nakedly), her sister Nayrock, who spends the majority of the clip nude, slathered glitter, blood and all other manner of fluids.
Of course, soon after the video’s premiere, it was yanked from the web, and the Flaming Lips issued a statement that read, in part, “The video … is unedited and unapproved. We, the Flaming Lips, accept full responsibility … it has outraged and upset a segment of fans and we apologize if we offended any viewers.”
Well, if you were offended by the clip, you weren’t the only one: On Wednesday, Badu lashed out at Lips’ mastermind Wayne Coyne (via one epically long tweet), calling him “self-serving” and the video itself “tasteless, meaningless [and] shock motivated.”
“Perhaps next time u get an occasion to work with an artist who respects your mind/art, you should send at least a rough version of the video u plan to release b4 u manipulate or compromise the artist’s brand by desperately releasing a poor excuse for shock and nudity that sends a convoluted message that passes as art (to some),” Badu wrote. “By the way, you are an ass.”
Badu then goes on to rip Coyne for his behavior leading up to the “Face” shoot, saying he had originally shown her a concept for the clip that was full of “beautiful, tasteful imagery,” but, once on set, he had changed his mind, and “begged” Badu to sit naked in a tub filled with various fluids (blood, fake semen, etc). She refused, but “out of respect,” Badu had her sister Nayrok — whom, she points out “is much more liberal” — to film the scenes in the tub. Badu said she had Coyne’s assurance that he would edit the video in a way that made it clear that the nude woman was her sister, and not her, but that never happened … and Badu didn’t realize it until the video premiered online.
“I told you from jump that I believed your concept to be disturbing, but would give your edit a chance … U disrespected me by releasing pics and rough vid on the internet without my approval,” she wrote. “That is equivalent to putting out a security camera’s images of me changing in the fitting room. Our art is a reflection of who we are … I have no connection to those images shot in their raw version.
“As a human, I am disgusted with your what appears to be desperation and poor execution,” she continues. “As a director, I am unimpressed. As a sociologist I understand your type. As your fellow artist I am uninspired. As a woman I feel violated and underestimated.”
Badu — who is no stranger to nudity in videos — (eventually) concluded her rant with a whole-hearted “You can kiss my glittery ass,” and adds “O and Nayrok told me to tell you to kiss her ass too.”
Of course, hours later, an unrepentant Coyne responded — with an image of his glitter-covered lips and a message to Badu: “I kissed it! Thanks!”
As of now, that’s as far as things have gone, and a spokesperson for the Lips did not respond to MTV News’ request for comment on the matter.
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We are utterly speechless after seeing the new Flaming Lips music video featuring a really, really, really naked Erykah Badu!!!
If you like that or glitter, or blood, or white stuff(?) then you’re totally going to love this.
WARNING: This video is really intense, and a total mind f-ck!!! Also, it’s NSFW!
If anyone can explain what this video is about, we’d really appreciate it, thanks!!!
Muslim-majority Malaysia on Tuesday banned a planned concert by Erykah Badu after a photograph appeared showing the Grammy-winning singer with the Arabic word for Allah written on her body.
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