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  • Singer Erykah Badu fined $500 for nude video stunt

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    R&B singer Erykah Badu was hit with a disorderly conduct citation for stripping nude at the site of JFK’s assassination for her new video.

    The singer will have to pay a $500 fine for the striptease, which took place in broad daylight in Dealey Plaza in Dallas.

    Badu, who is a Dallas native, filmed the video for her single “Window Seat” last month. It features her slowly removing her clothes until she is naked. Later, gunshots are heard and Badu falls to the ground before blue “blood” streams from her head.

    Badu claims the death is an homage to President John F. Kennedy.

    In an interview with Wanda Sykes, she says, “J.F.K is one of my heroes, one of the nation’s heroes. He was not afraid to butt heads with America and I was not afraid to show America my butt-naked truth.”

    But despite her claims that she was honoring the late president, Badu’s stunt caught the eye of Dallas authorities, who cited her for disrobing in public without a permit and while children were around.

    City officials told Fox News it was an incident of “..guerilla filming, where production companies… usually shoot these scenes in one take knowing that if they are discovered they would face arrest and/or penalties.”

    The ticket will be mailed to Badu.

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