Erykah Badu Blasts Wayne Coyne Of The Flaming Lips Over Video

Eyrkah Badu attacks Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips over their recent NFSW video.

Earlier this week, fans were shocked to see the bizarre, very-NSFW video for the Flaming Lips's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" with guest vocalist Erykah Badu. Now, Badu opens fire on the group's frontman and video director Wayne Coyne over what she called a "tasteless, meaningless, shock motivated video."

Badu took to Facebook today to write a blistering message to Coyne decrying the video, which she said was prematurely released without her consent and ultimately breached her contract with the group. She explained that she felt the video - which features nudity and sexually sugesstive imagery of her and her sister Nayrok - was conceived in poor taste and was not submitted to her for approval prior to its release.

"You showed me a concept of beautiful tasteful imagery (by way of vid text messages). I trusted that. I was mistaken," she wrote. "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...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...sooo, I invited Nayrok, my lil sis and artist, who is much more liberal [than I], to be subject of those other disturbing (to me) scenes. I told u from jump that I believed your concept to be disturbing. But [I] 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."

"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...you can KISS MY Glittery ASS. O and Nayrok told me to tell u to kiss her ass too."

Check out the full note over on Erykah's Facebook.

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42 Comments

  • K.O.L

    I PERSONALY WAS DISGUSTED BY THAT VIDEO TOO, IM A FAN OF HER BUT I COULDNT WATCH THAT VIDEO TWICE! I KNEW THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THAT VIDEO.... ERYKAH DONT JUST DROPS SHIT LIKE THAT JUST TO SHOCK PEOPLE SHE IS A REAL ARTIST AND PUTS HER HEART TO EVERYTHING SHE DOES... GOOD THAT SHE SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT, SHIT HAPPENS! SHE STILL THE QUEEN, I WANNA HEAR HER ON THE KENDRICK LAMAR ALBUM

  • Anon

    This isn't a race issue, this isn't a sexist issue, this is not exploitation. This is just Erykah trying to get attention and save her "activist" status from the fact that her fanbase now thinks she's a dirty bitch. Very little of you would actually know who Wayne Coyne is, if you did, you would know Wayne isn't that type of person.

  • SMH

    You still a Goddess nonetheless!

  • SMH

    1st mistake....trusting a white man with a motive..smh c'mon sister

  • pienman

    i thought ms. badu had more sense than that 2 believe them! but, yeah for shock value the groud did that... ms.badu u got played, ma! at the end of the day its artistry, but u also have to get attention & be paid as well... sorry u fell victim to a group tryin to get over by having ur name attached to it

  • Anonymous

    That's no way to talk to your next baby daddy.

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  • Anonymous

    Wayne Coyne has 100% credibility Eryka Badu... a LOT less than that.

    • ^^^COSIGN

      EB is a goddess... 300% COSIGNED Erykah Badu is what I imagine the Virgin Mary mother of GOD appeared as in true life but with more hair...same vibe

    • Anonymous

      fuck off white boy. EB is a goddess... its clear this prick is taking the piss!

  • 905

    "As a sociologist..." Sorry Erykah, but you are not a sociologist. Can I see you're degree please?

    • Sheepshooter

      you dont need a degree to be a sociologist you stupid fucktard brainwash government sheep cunt

  • Anonymous

    so that WAS a tub full of skeet i knew it!!

  • Jimmy

    I agree with Erykah... Period. Edits make ALL the difference. The average blog poster may not know that, but even the average artist does.

  • Anonymous

    Both sisters are sexy af.

  • Anon

    Erykah Badu and Nayrok are compulsive liars, first of all, if anyone on here knew Wayne Coyne, he is not the type of person to exploit anybody. That by far, is the biggest bullshit lie to justify the fact that Nayrok willingly did dirty shit in that video, pfft feminists. As far as I'm concerned, Nayrok willingly got into that tub of semen, she willingly pretended to eat it, she knew that it was being recorded and everything. The Whole concept of what the music video would contained was explained to her beforehand, she had no problem with it back then. Neither did Erykah Badu, in fact Erykah praised the 'rough edit' of the video before all the 'fans' started whining about 'exploiting women sexually', then all of a sudden, Erykah has a problem. As far as approval goes, you don't willingly get in a bathtub of semen, pretend to eat it and expect a kid-friendly Disney movie. All of this so-called 'controversy' is simply the sake of starting an arguement for the sake of starting an arguement. Erykah needs to get off her high horse and stop whining.

  • Dont Fall For It..

    3 kids by 3 different entertainers and never been married. 4 relationships with rappers. 2 videos thus far where she has taken her clothes off. She is a H*E but she still gets a pass from the masses. Too many people can't see past the head wrap, dashiki, and hoop earrings. She is a garden tool just like ShaQueeQuee standing at the bus stoop with 3 kids by 3 different man. Stop sticking up for this garden tool. All that fake pseudo 5% moon, sun, ancestor and earth bullsqueeze. She's is the same as every other hoodrat. She is beautiful and has a nice body, but still a hoodrat.

  • Ruff

    Uhh, didnt she do that window seat video where she strips down naked in public. Is her memory that foggy?

  • da1

    they video was wack. thats all she mad about. that video could not of been edited to be any better. no concept she said. she coulda of been like its about sex and violence or something.

  • Anonymous

    I can understand the sentiment behind where she tried to take the letter but I think she missed the mark. Everybody involved in the project is grown. Her sister knew what it was when she got in that tub asshole naked. Be clear. A woman ain't gonna do nothing she doesn't want to do. Real live.

    • Anon

      @NoDuh, no she's not, Erykah and her sister willingly sat in bathtubs full of semen knowing that the final result would be just that. It's stupid to do something like that and then expect the end result to be a Disney Movie. All of this 'controversy' is just Erykah complaining for the sake of the attention.

    • No duh

      The video was wack. But isn't that 1 of the points she made? Thats the point! They put out some shit that she didn't approve. You never know what a video will look like as it is being recorded and with technology, an editor can make the video look anyway he/she wants. I'm riding with Badu. She's right.

  • merv

    These dumb women are ridiculous. Her sister Nayrok is naked in most of the video, with white liquid dripping on her, looking like a bunch of men put some work into her. It was monkey beating material that about it. Artistic my sicilian a55.

  • merv

    These dumb women are ridiculous. Her sister Nayrok is naked in most of the video, with white liquid dripping on her, looking like a bunch of men put some work into her. It was fap material that about it. Artistic my sicilian a55.

  • merv

    These dumb women are ridiculous. Her sister Nayrok is naked in most of the video, with white liquid dripping on her, looking like a bunch of men put some work into her. It was fap material that about it. Artistic my sicilian a55

  • merv

    These dumb women are ridiculous. Her sister Nayrok is naked in most of the video, with white liquid dripping on her, looking like a bunch of men put some work into her. It was fap material that about it. Artistic my sicilian a$$

  • Fredricko

    Just checked out the vid...It is pretty graphic for Erykah Badu standards but I can see it being seen as art 30-40 yrs down the road. It looks like its a visual interpretation of modern society and how they sexualize all black females in the entertainment industry. At the present time though...I can see where she's coming from especially if they didn't see the final cut before it got released.

    • Grizzle

      No one is going to be checking for this video 30-40 yrs from now, and dude already said that the video was style over substance with no meaning, so stop trying to make up one for it.

  • ASEE

    yo gotta check this vid!

  • nutthing

    wow erykah sounds pissed, but she's right.

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