R&B singer [artist id="872"]Erykah Badu[/artist] is learning the hard way that the naked truth isn’t always such a good thing.
Having made headlines throughout the past week for shooting a music video for “Window Seat” while completely in the buff, Badu has been charged with disorderly conduct after police officers in Dallas received a formal complaint over the nude shoot, TMZ reported Friday (April 2).
According to the site, a Texas woman filed an indecency complaint with police officials after she and her mother witnessed Badu shooting the guerrilla-style video completely naked.
Dallas Police Department Senior Corporal Janice Crowther spoke with MTV News earlier this week and revealed that Badu and her colleagues did not file an official permit requesting to shoot the “Window Seat” music video, which filmed near the same spot where President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Dealey Plaza in 1963.
“They definitely did not get a permit,” Crowther said. “To shoot that video, they would have had to get a special-events permit from the events office, and it would have had to specify what type of filming they were doing, what subjects they would use and any traffic control they would need.”
Indeed, directors Coodie and Chike of Creative Control revealed to MTV News that they did not seek out permits for the shoot and were well aware of potential attention from law-enforcement officials. Chike said Badu was fully prepared for the consequences.
“We had bail money and everything,” Coodie said. “I think she really wanted to get arrested and even make a bigger message.”
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