Nude Erykah Badu Fined By Dallas Police

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com April 03 2010 2:30 AM ET

Erykah Badu stripped naked and strolled  to the location where John F. Kennedy was assassinated for a clip in her new music video for the song “Window Seat” — but because she didn’t get a proper permit, she’s being cited by the Dallas Police Department.

The 39-year-old singer caused quite a stir when she took off all her clothing for a video shoot in Dealey Plaza last month. According to police, one witness “observed Ms. Badu remove her clothing on the public street. The witness had two small children with her and was offended.”

Badu was fined $500, which she can choose to pay or opt for a court appearance. According to the singer, the video was purposely shot “guerilla style” and without permits.

She told police the video was “a protest” and about “liberating yourself.”