Following the release of The Black Eyed Peas’ music video for their record “Yesterday,” fellow artist Erykah Badu noticed a few similarities between that video and her “Honey” music video.
In a Facebook post added over the weekend, the Dallas, Texas-born songstress stated that she thinks The Black Eyed Peas “borrowed” the idea for their “Yesterday” video from her.
Despite calling out the group over the similarities between the two visuals, Badu took a relatively light-hearted approach with her Facebook post. At one point, she even called The Black Eyed Peas’ video “cute.”
“I think THE BLACK EYES PEAS borrowed my idea a Lil lol …I’m gone beat up Will I AM. I wrote and directed this joint. Won best director @ VMA’s.. So I understand, Pasha Shapiro.. Flattered. Cute video non the less,” Erykah Badu wrote in a Facebook post on July 19.
The singer also added links to both music videos to her Facebook post.
Both videos feature the artists performing in a small, record store, occasionally pulling out classic records.
“Honey” was featured on Badu’s 2008 album, New Amerykah Part One (4th World War). The music video was directed by the singer and Chris Robinson, and went on to win a MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction at the 2008 awards show.