Erykah Badu Defends Controversial “Window Seat” Clip on “Wanda Sykes”

MTV points out that Erykah Badu showed up on “The Wanda Sykes Show” on Fox this past weekend, where she discussed her controversy-courting “Window Seat” video. In the clip, Badu strips naked in Dallas’ Dealey Plaza, the site of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, calling up memories of the Kennedy assassination film. It earned Badu a disorderly conduct charge last week, though the vinyl pants/top hat combo she rocked on the “Sykes” show was arguably more insane than any act of public nudity.

Talking to Sykes, Badu defended the video, claiming “that’s what performance art is about… I think my point was grossly misunderstood all over the United States of America.” She also said that she wasn‘t doing it to disrespect Kennedy’s memory, calling him “one of my heroes” and “a revolutionary, a rebel.” She goes on to say that Kennedy was “not afraid to butt heads with America, and I was not afraid to show America my butt naked truth.”

We also get Sykes’ off-key parody of the “Window Seat” video, which is funnier than it could’ve been, and Badu performing “Window Seat” live on the show. Click below for clips of the interview and performance. You can also watch the “Widow Seat” video on Badu‘s own site.