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Erykah Badu 'disgusted and violated' by Flaming Lips video post

Erykah Badu is raging at the NSFW video that Flaming Lips released without her approval, featuring extensive nudity

Last week we reposted a video from Pitchfork for the Erykah Badu/ Flaming Lips collaboration The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face. It was a very NSFW effort featuring Badu's sister Nayrok visibly naked and covered in a variety of substances resembling glitter, and a bunch of bodily fluids (use your imagination...) SInce then the video has been unceremoniously removed- although it was out long enough that we're fairly sure it'll resurface- and Badu is mad as hell. First of all, The Flaming lips tweeted the following about the video:

"The video link that was erroneously posted by the Flaming Lips of the Music Video “The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face”, which features Erykah Badu, is unedited and unapproved.. Sorry!! We, the Flaming Lips, accept full responsibility for prematurely having Pitchfork post it. It has outraged and upset a segment of fans and we apologize if we offended any viewers!!! This is a Flaming Lips video which  features Erykah Badu and her sister Nayrok and is not meant to be considered an Erykah Badu or Nayrok statement, creation, or approved version."

This apology appears to be nowhere near enough for Badu, how has responded in a long, angry tweet. In it she calls Flaimg Lips lead singer Wayne Coyne 'an ass', and states that she "never would have approved that tasteless, meaningless, shock motivated video.... As a human I am disgusted with your what appears to be desperation and poor execution. And disregard for others...As a woman I feel violated and underestimated."

She concludes that Coyne "can KiSS MY Glittery ASS"

You can read the full text of her tweet here.

It seems however that Coyne isn't taking this all to seriously-- in response he tweeted the following picture, with the text "Hey @fatbellybella I kissed it!!!! Thanks!!!!!!!"



Looks like this one is gonna run...


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