ERYKAH BADU PUT THE FLAMING LIPS FRONT MAN ON BLAST FOR RELEASING THE CONTROVERSIAL VIDEO “THE FIRST TIME”

Erykah Badu lying naked in a white tub

Erykah Badu put Wayne Coyne on blast for the NSFW controversial video that was released last week. Erykah apparently didn’t appreciate the final unapproved version of the video “The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face”. Some are calling it bizarre and took to twitter to express their displeasure to Wayne…..

Wayne responded via Twitter:

To all the haters who think Erykah Badu has lost her mind!!! She has NOT!!! The Flaming Lips take full responsibility ..

For the making of and the content of the controversial video !!! We are very sorry if it has offended some of Erykah Badu’s more

Conservative audience! The video was intended for mature audiences and is NOT an Erykah Badu statement.. It is a Flaming Lips video!!!

Erykah got wind of his statement and decided to put his asz on blast about his dishonest and misleading ways, and had this to say:

@waynecoyne then… perhaps, next time u get an occasion to work with an artist who respects your mind/art, you should send at least a ROUGh version of the video u PLAN to release b4 u manipulate or compromise the artist’s brand by desperately releasing a poor excuse for shock and nudity that sends a convoluted message that passes as art( to some).
Even with Window Seat there was a method and thought process involved. I have not one need for publicity . I just love artistic dialogue . And just because an image is shocking does not make it art.
You obviously have a misconception of who I am artistically. I don’t mind that but…
By the way you are an ass.
You did everything wrong from the on set .
First:
You showed me a concept of beautiful tasteful imagery( by way of vid text messages) .
I trusted that. I was mistaken.
Then u release an unedited, unapproved version within the next few days.
That all spells 1 thing ,
Self Serving .
When asked what the concept
meant after u explained it , u replied ,”it doesn’t mean anything , I just want to make a great video that everyone is going to watch. ”
I understood , because as an artist we all desire that. But we don’t all do it at another artist’s expense .
I attempted to resolve this respectfully by having conversations with u after the release but that too proved to be a poor excuse for art.
From jump,
You begged me to sit in a tub of that other shit and I said naw. I refused to sit in any liquid that was not water. But Out of RESPECT for you and the artist you ‘appear’ to be, I Didn’t wanna kill your concept , wanted u to at least get it out of your head . After all, u spent your dough on studio , trip to Dallas etc.. Sooo, I invited Nayrok , my lil sis and artist, who is much more liberal ,to be subject of those other disturbing (to me ) scenes . I told u from jump that I believed your concept to be disturbing. But would give your edit a chance.
You then said u would take my shots ( in clear water/ fully covered parts -seemed harmless enough) and Nayrok’s part ( which I was not present for but saw the photos and a sample scene of cornstarch dripping ) and edit them together along with cosmic, green screen images ( which no one saw) then would show me the edit. .
Instead, U disrespected me by releasing pics and rough vid on the internet without my approval. (Contract breech )
That is equivalent to putting out a security camera’s images of me changing in the fitting room.
I never would have approved that tasteless, meaningless, shock motivated video .
Our art is a reflection of who we are . I have no connection to those images shot in their raw version. I was interested in seeing an amazing edit that would perhaps change or alter my thoughts . Never happened .
You also did the same thing with the song itself which displays crappy “rough “vocals by me . I let it go , perhaps iiiii was missing something, I thought.
I Should have followed my first mind back in studio when recording the vocals “your way”.
( Red flag.) It was uncomfortable.
For that I am at fault .
Consequently, brother, As a human I am disgusted with your what appears to be desperation and poor execution. And disregard for others . As a director I am unimpressed . As a sociologist I understand your type. As your fellow artist I am uninspired. As a woman I feel violated and underestimated.
Hope it works out for ya ,Wayne.
Really i could give a shit less.
Still love your live show tho.
And , you’re welcomed.
Lesson learned .
By the way I have guested in very few videos. But I have always been given the opportunity to see the edit and contribute to it when my roll is substantial. Not this time .
I guess u feel it better to apologize than ask for permission and be refused . Hey, Love u man, but your ways are not very nice .
O, And on behalf of all the artists u have manipulated or plan to manipulate, find another way .
These things have been said out of necessity.
And if you don’t like it
you can KiSS MY Glittery ASS .
O and Nayrok told me to tell u to kiss her ass too .
Almost forgot.
Peace

Ms. Badu

Damn, it doesn’t matter at what stage in the game you’re in, in this thing called show biz, somewhere, somehow, somebody is always trying to screw you.

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THE FLAMING LIPS & ERYKAH BADU “THE FIRST TIME I EVER SAW YOUR FACE” NSFW VIDEO

Erykah Badu lying naked in a white tub

Erykah Badu is a visionary, who knows how to evoke emotion via song, sexual images, or just by being free. She does a collaboration with The Flaming Lips covers Roberta Flack’s classic “First Time I Ever Saw Your Face“. Thinking outside the box has always been a strong point for Badu.

If you liked “Window Seat”….the video displaying Badu au naturale, then you are going to marvel over this. This video was directed by George Salisbury starting off with Badu lying naked in the tub, finishing with her Lil sis Nayrock showing all her goodies covered in glitter and white protein dripping from her mouth, lips, and tatta’s………..Leaving nothing to the imagination.

 Check Out the Video …..WARNING IT CONTAINS NUDITY……ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK

THOUGHTS???????

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