Erykah Badu strips down in Window Seat
Erykah Badu has been doing these types of videos for a while. So why all the hooha about this one? So she takes her clothes of, so what? That’s the most natural thing to do is it not? Why are we so obsessed with nudity? Why is it such a big deal to see people naked or making love?
We all accept the horrible visuals we see on the news every day. Bombs going off, blood on the street, violence and all that. Yet when someone shows the most natural thing we have the world is up in arms?
The video for her new song “Window Seat” is all over the net at the moment but I suggest you go see it at www.erykahbadu.com after all that’s why she made it in the first place…
Erykah Badu was born Erica Abi Wright in South Dallas, Texas, on February 26, 1971. Her mother raised her and her brother and sister alone; their father, William Wright, Jr., had deserted the family early in their lives. To provide for her family, the children’s grandmother often helped in looking after them while Erykah’s mother, Kolleen Maria Gipson (Wright), performed as an actress in theatrical productions. Influenced by her mother, Erykah had her first taste of show business at the age of 4, singing and dancing with her mother at the Dallas Theatre Centre. By the age of 14, Erykah was free-styling for a local radio station alongside such talent as Roy Hargrove. In her early youth, she decided to change the spelling of her name from Erica to Erykah, as she firmly believed her original name to be her ‘slave’ name. The term ‘kah’ signifies the inner self. Badu is also an African name for the 10th born child used for the Ashanti people in Ghana. Additionally in a letter written to Erykah from her father, “Badu in Arabic means truth and light…good choice kid.” Erykah Badu currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
The video sees Erykah walking down Elm Street removing her clothes as she goes through the lyrics of the song Window Seat. In the end, once she is completely naked, she is “shot” and falls to the floor, re-enacting a famous assassination that took place on that infamous street. It is being hailed as an artistic masterpiece and is well worth the bandwidth. If not just for the song. I really like the tune, and could listen to the new album “Real Amerykah Part Two” all day long.