R&B singer Erykah Badu may be facing jail time for her hi-jinks, indecent exposure music video romp in Dealey Plaza on St. Patrick's Day. Erykah is no stranger to narcissistic attention-seeking behavior. But this time her antics might land her behind bars. What will she do for an encore? Write a letter from the Dallas jail ala Martin Luther Kings's famous letter from Birmingham jail?

And after all this publicity, still no one is talking about her song. #MajorFail

"They definitely did not get a permit," Dallas Police Department Senior Corporal Janice Crowther said about the filming. "To shoot that video they would have had to get a special events permit from the events office and it would have had to specify what type of filming they were doing, what subjects they would use and any traffic control they would need."

Though so, Crowther further revealed that there is "no charges have been filed thus far." She stated, "We need a witness to testify to prosecute a case, but people were probably so shocked, and it happened so fast, that we don't have any record of anyone calling 911. We have not had any witnesses come forth to press charges."

Erykah could face a class B misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure, which may cost her $2,000 and a jail term of up to 180 days, Crowther explained. The singer might be also charged with a class A enhanced indecent exposure, which carries a fine of up to $4,000 and up to one year in jail, considering that there were children during the shoot. Read More...

  • http://www.twitter.com/karazinatl KaraZ

    She broke the law, she should pay for it *shrugs*

    Groupthink my azz. She always gets a #hositdown from me

  • kwall

    Didn’t Miss Badu already tell folks to stay up out of her uterus? DANG! I think “stay off the fact I was nekkid in the middle of the skreet”…falls under those SAME guidelines…I think she would do a weekend in jail to get her point across…she’s that type of artist.

  • Ebony

    If they arrest her they need to arrest the parent that just came to my school to pick up her child. She was half nakid :coffee:

  • CivilEngineer

    Well no witnesses sooooo

  • shannon04

    Sandra...I thought you said it was shot in front of a green screen and there was no way that could have been real???? :whistle:

  • FloridaChick813


    Hmmmmmm :waiting:

  • http://twitter.com/dckim74 dcwife1622

    According to you Sandra it was green screen. Make up your mind and you are full of bullshit because everybody (Yahoo, MSN, CNN, Huffpo...) has been talking about this video and song..even the white Jewish folks I work for.

  • FloridaChick813

    @ shannon -

    We are >>>>>>HERE<<<<<<

  • glamdiva83

    I bet just cuz she some sort of celebrity she won't get jail time only pay whatever fines associated with this charge

  • Ms. Thickness


  • http://twitter.com/ChaiLife Yadda Yadda

    I thought this was in front of a green screen, that's why we never saw her feet :coffee:

  • Soulstar81

    Good morning everyone!!

    I live in Dallas. Ms. Badu did an interview on the local radio station yesterday to explain herself and when they asked her about her possibly going to jail, she said she would take one for the team. Artists need to be able to fully express themselves. Her family gave her the okay so she isn't really worried about anything else.

  • Al-Ameera

    So much for the green screen huh?

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    she not gonna do no time or get a fine probably. they already said it was no 911 calls so a witness would have to come forward and having them try to persecute her would cost more than the lil fine money they would even get

  • http://twitter.com/sherita78 mizzdallas

    Ummmm SR stop hating on my homie, you know damn well you were all up in her crotch! she is not doing any time and she wont get fined! and oh yeah you talking about her so what...?

  • http://twitter.com/sherita78 mizzdallas

    @soulstar you live in dallas, I worked in dallas but I live in desoto! "how you doin"??? lol!

  • http://www.twitter.com/karazinatl KaraZ

    I believe one woman has already come forward saying that her child was traumatized by this :rolleyes: (seriously Americans and nudity kill me). But if it's against the law, then hey.

  • Rod Boogie

    lol @ SR for being all 'Matter of Fact' about the green screen..Oh what- you didn't know?? lol

  • speakinmymind

    @ KaraZ
    was it a YT woman who is claiming her child is traumatized?

  • SoulWithSass


    "Nobody's talking about it?"

    You's a damn lie. On Monday, there were talking about it on every single one of the 4 radio stations I rotate between. It's been covered in my local newspapers and all 4 of my newscast stations since yesterday and rickey smiley had her on there via telephone this morning.

    It's a whole lot of "nobodies" talking about it, alright.

    Stop it, Sandra.

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

    People get so worked up over nothing....

    I get it...she should have gotten a permit. However, she didn't give her a fine and move on.

    Child is traumatized??? People and thier get rich schemes...that child seen a naked ass before. GET OVER IT.

  • ontaya brooks

    @Karaz, and the games begin, watch everyone wanting to get their 15 minutes is going to start saying that their child was traumatized by seeing her.lol

  • ontaya brooks

    and what about Lady Gaga my daughter is traumatized by the way she dress and act.

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

    "Nobodies talkin bout it???" Isn't this the 3 post on this video?

  • gypsyeyes

    Why let your child watch it? If you look at Matt and Kim video, there were plenty of children. There was this one guy looking and so was his son. Hypocrisy kills me. It was just a naked body not a sexual act.

  • SoulWithSass

    Please. Her child is probably a little white boy who is so "traumatized" by "Black booty" that his momma is scared he's going to grow up and get him one!

    And if it's a little girl....she'll be putting her new a** on layaway before she's 15.

    Sit down with that mess. They've seen cooch, a** and tits before. They come out from one, which was near one and was fed by the other one.

    Get real.

  • Soulstar81

    @ mizzdallas Says:

    Hey! I'm in Desoto every Sunday. I live in Las Calinas (Irving). Work in Dallas.

  • Karamelkisses76

    Another slow news day I see :coffee: I definitely will be getting her cd when I tire of Raheem's.....

  • shannon04

    @SoulWithSass ...I do agree ....@KaraZ and ontaya brooks you are correct, just give it a few moments and I truly believe "Dallas" will try their best to make an example out of ms. Badu

  • anti-PC

    'What will she do for an encore? Write a letter from the Dallas jail ala Martin Luther Kings’s famous letter from Birmingham jail?'


  • Anna

    ontaya brooks Says:

    and what about Lady Gaga my daughter is traumatized by the way she dress and act.
    Lady Gaga even has that affect on grown folks.

  • http://www.twitter.com/karazinatl KaraZ

    I have no problem with nudity, but I don't think its what I want to see when i'm walking down the street... however I wouldn't go as far as saying I was traumatized by it.'

    RE: the woman who said this I don't know if she is YT, but she is in the video with her daughter apparently. I think they're laws against photographing children with parental permission (at least there is in MA).

  • http://www.twitter.com/karazinatl KaraZ

    Anna Says:
    ontaya brooks Says:

    and what about Lady Gaga my daughter is traumatized by the way she dress and act.
    Lady Gaga even has that affect on grown folks.

    Why do I say a prayer every time I see her on the screen or hear one of stanic chants at the beginning/end of her songs though :lolol:

  • http://twitter.com/dckim74 dcwife1622

    Still nothing on Studen Loan Reform ... :coffee:

  • Reese

    Cue the lawsuits in 3...2...

  • SoulWithSass


    Whats goin on with student Loan Reform? Everybody who accumulates loans before 2015 will get them forgiven? (I hope.)

    I need to know about that. Tell me where the story is.


    I like the video it's different from everything else out there right now
    She killed it as always

  • http://twitter.com/ChaiLife Yadda Yadda

    SoulWithSass Says:


    Whats goin on with student Loan Reform? Everybody who accumulates loans before 2015 will get them forgiven? (I hope.)

    I need to know about that. Tell me where the story is.


    Fill me in on that! ASap

  • LilMissRed

    LMAO HARD @ those recapping Sandras inital comment about it being filmed infront of a green screen!!! PURE. 100%. COMEDY.

  • free

    everybody's talking about her *ss. i guess a girl gotta do what a girl gotta do [even our so called "conscious" artists] to sell records these days.

  • pointhimout

    bag lady was the last cut she made that I could listen to. i dont listen to any new material from her. it's not cuz she's "out there," i just dont get what she's singing about so I dont buy it.

    publicity stunts and attn whoring by any artists turns me completely off. i was actually disappointed in her as an artist doing a video like that. she should have offered to do a peta ad and use the song. she would then get away with it, no questions. FAIL.

  • http://twitter.com/dckim74 dcwife1622

    @ Soulwithsass and Yadda

    When the Healthcare bill was signed the Student Loan bill was signed. Some key points are:

    *Doubles funding for Pell Grants
    *Cap a graduate's annual student-loan repayments to 10% of their income
    *Ends subsidies to special-interest lending companies (banks)
    *It will help and additional 5 million people earn degrees over the next decade by revitalizing programs at community colleges....

    I was just waiting for Sandra to post this....

  • pointhimout

    damn child aint traumatized. surely if sandra can come out the closet at 5, this child, in 2010, can understand erika walking up the street butt naked with a bald cooch. support the arts. FAIL ERIKA. you're better than this.


    PETA would not have anything to do with her, as far as the publicity stunts go they are the norm these days from all artist, I guess it's something we have to get use to...............

  • SoulWithSass

    Thanks @ DCWIFE!

    That's good to know! Too bad they still aren't going to forgive my current loans though.


  • Daisy

    I :heart: E Badu and I am loving her new cd :dance:

  • http://youtube.com yesindeedio

    If there weren't kids around, I wouldn't care. I'm surprised it took this long for a statement to be made. However, I would be shocked if someone comes forward and if they do, it will be one of the parents of those kids. Why didn't they just do this mess the right way? It would have had the same effect, but I guess they were doing it the cheap way.

    Still not buying the CD. Whatevs. :coffee:

  • GirlBlue

    Lock her narrsy n fake conscious ass up!

  • LLani

    WHATEVER!! whats the big effin deal? ironically, the people who are bothered by Badu being naked, would overlook the impact that overly hyper-sexual videos have on young and impressionable kids.

    Kids are watching Trey Songz sexual video, and don't get me started on Nikki Minaj bisexual message she is sending to little girls. Walking around talking about wanting to be "Barbie" GTFOH!!! people get outraged and mad for the wrong mothatruckin reasons!

    It's just funny that the Neo-Negroes missing the message are playing right into what the message was about. Idiots!!! lmao

    She knew this would happen and that is why she had the commentary at the end of the video, just to prove how ridiculous people are. We are some effed up individuals, walking around like sheep! Monkey see monkey do

  • http://myspace.com/jazmyneh Jazmyne

    Sandra had her facts all wrong...saying this video was shot in front of a green screen.

  • ReadTheBlog

    It wouldn't matter, she would embrace it and make it work for her :-)

  • AAA

    @ Sandra I thought you said in the earlier post about her video that it was green screen behind her. So are you recanting your story now?

  • SugarPieHoneybunn

    :nono: Ms. Rose, you are hating. Stop that. Anybody who isn't Racist as hell HAS gotten the meaning of her video and it has been on all the major news stations and websites so I would say that everyone IS talking about this song. So Im sure that Ms Badu is saying :nana: to all her haters out there because they represent exactly what she was talking about in this video.

    Oh yeah, I though u said she was in front of a green screen??? Did you change your mind about that?? I didnt see the update on that. Oh well!!!

  • SugarPieHoneybunn

    And please, jail time?? Really?? She has money to bail herself out if she has to go so that is not a problem, I'm sure. She would gladly go to futher prove her point.

    I mean, if dez negros can go in and out of jail over guns, weed, pills, dui's and other bull, then why people wishin jail on this lady for just being naked??? Boy stop!!!

  • speakinmymind

    this shy.t right chere...

    pointhimout Says:
    damn child aint traumatized. surely if sandra can come out the closet at 5, this child, in 2010, can understand erika walking up the street butt naked with a bald cooch. support the arts. FAIL ERIKA. you’re better than this.


  • SugarPieHoneybunn

    The last time I was "traumatized," I ran. So please tell me why these poor little people just sat there and watched??? With their poor little children, HUH?? Why did they just sit there and watch?? Ok, I'm done.

  • yerkesbabe

    Green Screen huh? :coffee:

  • leat

    DAMN Sandra I had no idea u dislike Erykah so much....WOW!! her CD is excellent by the way....Kanye shrug

  • Dhoward1913

    @sugarpie.....to funny about last time she was tramatized she ran. I'm dying laughing!

  • http://gravatar.com/avatar/0e3dd0989333fb4dbfefdb522ee5bd4e.png aniyvwiya

    Sandra you really showed your azz on this one.
    No retracting your statement about the "obvious" green screen usage? Now the woman is a narcissist too? I'm an abnormal psych major, you don't seem to understand wtf the criteria is for such a diagnosis, even an amateur one. By your definition literally every artist is a narcissist, every celebrity, hell even yourself.
    I <3 E Badu, her music, and her swagger.
    Stop the h8.

  • http://smokiesays.blogspot.com/ Smokie

    OK - Sandra, you were so wrong about the green screen and feet. But we already knew you were being sarcastic. ;-p

    Anywa..., where's the uncut version?

  • DeliciousOne

    Ok why is Erykah catching a charge if the video was shot in front of a green screen??? :rofl:

    Just playin'. But really these prudes are too much! Kids being traumatized by a natural God made, not 'sexualized' in any way, body? wtf! Kids will only think it is wrong if an adult tells them that is wrong.

    In other news, Lady Gaga is kicking herself silly for not coming up with this idea. Elsewhere, Beyonce is thinking about how she can go one. :grin: I also think that if Badu has to do jail time it will only help in getting her point across perfectly.

  • tagmebrown747

    Dallas has too much crime to be effing with Erykah Badu. People film videos on the streets every day. Her video was film like a person sightseeing capturing landmarks. She did not block off the streets or use any special equipment so she did not need a permit. They are reaching on this one, a SMU law student could shut this down in milsec. They are pissed off because she left them with egg on their faces. People who complain better make damn sure their house is in order because the computer will be run on them, too. Trying to put Erykah in jail they could whine up there themselves.

    The police might be pushing this because of who she is and trying to sucker somebody into filing a complaint. It’s just a waste of time as the DA is not about to play with this BS as he knows exactly what it is and where it's coming from. There are too many other cases more worthy to spend the taxpayer’s money on. If the kids parents does not traumatized them with some of their actions, seeing a naked woman for two minutes should not bother them at all.