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Erykah Badu to Be Charged Over Nude Video

4/2/2010 6:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Erykah Badu will be charged with disorderly conduct over her nude video shoot that took place in the middle of Dallas ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Our sources say the announcement will be made at a news conference held by the Dallas Police Department momentarily.

Erykah took her clothes off in the middle of Dealey Plaza -- the place where JFK was assassinated in 1963 -- for a music video shoot.

A Texas woman filed an indecency complaint with the PD.

UPDATE 6:17 PM ET: Cops say they have charged Badu with disorderly conduct and will mail her a citation. Badu faces up to a $500 fine.

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76.

Clinton    

Listen here MORON! There are many ridiculous laws out there. They just reflect our suppressed and uptight society. And I am sure that you follow every law in the book, every day and never question what is right and wrong! It's much easier for someone else to tell you what is right and wrong!

For such a conservative society why do you think that teen pregnancy is so high? Because people do not discuss issues openly and honestly. Instead we just say that is bad and that is wrong! We all are nude everyday and we all participate in sex, then turn around and pretend it is bad and wrong. by jamesmesee

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You're such a FOOL! I have lived in foreign cultures from Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and South America. It's the LIBERAL societies that are the ones that are the most screwed up and with the LEAST freedoms. For YOU'RE information, freedom is ONLY exercised when there are restraints on the wackos trying to legalize anything their degenerate minds can think of over the protests ot the normal and decent peoples of their country. Sure, you can try to go to the other extreme of totalitarian societies to shore up your views, but any moderately intelligent person can spot a low IQ arguement a mile off.

1476 days ago
77.

J.Lee    

Boobs charging boobs....Sure lets waste court time and money on a naked body.

1476 days ago
78.

PolarBear    

Dallas is the national capital of prostitution. How did they notice someone who was only nude for a few seconds? Very bizarre.

1476 days ago
79.

PolarBear    

No point arguing with Texans, they are no smarter or capable of learning than their main source of pride, their cattle and sheep. What you get in Texas is a sci-fi nightmare. Watch out! Here comes the Slime Creature from Dallas! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

1476 days ago
80.

Clinton    

- jamesmesee. The actual reason there are so many teen pregnancies is because of the loosened morality in this country. What's allowed on TV, the movies, music, "art", now compared to then is why what was unacceptable before is now acceptable and "tolerated" as normal by the media, Hollywood, and our sorry excuse for a president.

1476 days ago
81.

Wow    

Americans are still in the dark ages when it comes to nudity. It's only the human body people. It's not as if she had sex in public and in the middle of the day.

1476 days ago
82.

Clinton    

Jamesmesee, you really need to get your head out of your ignorance.

1476 days ago
83.

rainbow4321    

I can tell you locals are trying to make a big deal about this..one lady said her "two young children saw this and were offended". Translated, it is localese for the kids probably had no clue til mommy made a big deal out of it and used the "the children, the children" wail after it made the news.

Secondly, a law official felt a need to "scare" the locals with this:
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/040310dnmetbaducomplaint.20ba68e58.html




In this case, Caraway said he is concerned about whether Badu or others could take the public nudity concept to the next level.

"What if there is another take to her bizarre activity?" Caraway said.

"What if there is a part two and we don't take some type of action or put it up for discussion and she comes out and really gets with it and does a Michael Jackson-type video and have 15, 20 people and all of them take their clothes off?"
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1476 days ago
84.

Whatever    

Erykah is from Dallas and still lives there. She's nothing but a hippie skank who has babies from multiple daddies. How disrespectful of her to "re-enact" the assassination while being nude nonetheless. Nobody wanted to see her bush and floppy milk bags...especially children. I'm sure her kids are used to seeing her goods, but she shouldn't have forced that on others. If she was "keepin' it real" why did she braid up her hair? She has a nasty long frizzed out afro.

1476 days ago
85.

Wow    

Native Texan, I'd love to see what you look like considering that the majority of people in your state and in your country are overweight or obese. I'm sure you have a huge belly, double chin, and fat face. Maybe you should be working out somewhere instead of posting stupid comments on TMZ.

1476 days ago
86.

Warren    

For all the news coverage Badu is getting for this video its worth the up to $500 fine she'll have to pay. She could write off the fine as a business expense to promote her new CD.

1476 days ago
87.

Whatever    

Native Texan, I'd love to see what you look like considering that the majority of people in your state and in your country are overweight
or obese. I'm sure you have a huge belly, double chin, and fat face. Maybe you should be working out somewhere instead of posting stupid comments on TMZ.

Posted at 7:44PM on Apr 2nd 2010 by I Bet You're Fat


LMFAO! You dumba$$...I'm not from Texas, but I did get your attention. You're too easy...just like yo' momma!

1476 days ago
88.

A-Hole    

@hmm - If a "wonderful, white" female recording artist did the same action at MRTIN LUTHER KING'S assination-site claiming the same "ARTISTIC" reason - would you be the same condolesence?

1476 days ago
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jamesmesee    


You're such a FOOL! I have lived in foreign cultures from Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and South America. It's the LIBERAL societies that are the ones that are the most screwed up and with the LEAST freedoms. For YOU'RE information, freedom is ONLY exercised when there are restraints on the wackos trying to legalize anything their degenerate minds can think of over the protests ot the normal and decent peoples of their country. Sure, you can try to go to the other extreme of totalitarian societies to shore up your views, but any moderately intelligent person can spot a low IQ arguement a mile off.

Wackos's, degenerates minds, decent people? It's a naked women! JACKASS!

1476 days ago
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lynmarsh.com    

Sick ass b***h!

What a disgusting a** wh***!

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