In the video in Dallas, Texas, Badu walks along the sidewalk shedding clothing until she is nude and then falls down (as if dead) on the actual location JFK was shot. Shot "guerrilla style" with only a single cameraman the R&B singer has drawn both praise and criticism for her courageous and controversial video.
Badu says she was making a statement against "groupthink" which she says is an "unwritten rule" that "i will not express my true opinion if it opposes those i love and fear."
Dallas police are currently contemplating pressing charges against both Badu and the cameraman, for public indecency and not obtaining a permit before filming.
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Sarah McLachlan her renewed "Lilith Fair" tours featuring music by Sarah McLachlan, Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Kelly Clarkson, Erykah Badu, Sugarland, Heart, Norah Jones, Ke$ha, Corinne Bailey Rae, Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, and Tegan and Sara.
Lilith Fair promotes women in music and feminist issues. Earlier today the Lilith Fair website crashed due to sheer popularity.
Fans who pre-order Sarah McLachlan's new album "The Laws of Illusion" at sarahmclachlan.com will have the chance to buy tickets to the revived Lilith Fair tour before anyone else. The Lilith Fair tour will be visiting 32 cities in North America.