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Erykah Badu Charged With Disorderly Conduct Following Risque Music Vid

Erykah Badu Visits BET's
Recording artist Erykah Badu visits BET's "106 & Park" at BET Studios on March 29, 2010 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »The Dallas Police Department has issued recording artist Erykah Badu a citation for disorderly conduct, following the release of her controversial video for the song "Window Seat." She faces a maximum fine of up to $500.

Erykah Badu in the video for "Window Seat." (erykahbadu.com)
In the video, Badu is seen walking on the Dallas streets nearby where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. While walking towards the spot that Kennedy was shot, Badu to remove her clothing, before finally appearing completely nude. Shorty after there's a the sound of a gunshot, and Badu drops to the ground as if shot. Blue liquid is seen leaking from the gunshot wound to form the word "groupthink."

An uproar immediately followed the release of the video, with some in Dallas offended both by the public nudity, the use of a historic landmark, and Badu's failure to obtain a permit before shooting the video.

No word as of yet whether Badu will pay the fine or attempt to fight the citation.

Check out these stills from the video and visit erykahbadu.com to see the full video.



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