Singer Erykah Badu says her controversial "Window Seat" video has been "grossly misunderstood."
In the video, Badu walks through the streets of downtown Dallas talking her clothes off. When the last garment is removed, viewers hear the sound of a gunshot, and Badu collapses on Dealey Plaza where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.
On the "The Wanda Sykes Show" on Saturday night, she told the host: "J.F.K. is one of my heroes, one of the nation's heroes ... Kennedy was a revolutionary; he was not afraid to butt heads with America, and I was not afraid to show America my butt-naked truth."
Sykes joked that the singer "wasn't afraid to show her badus" in public.
On Friday, Dallas police charged the singer with disorderly conduct for publicly getting naked while shooting her music video. She is now subject to a fine of up to $500.
Disorderly conduct is a Class C misdemeanor. The ticket -- about as serious
as a traffic violation -- will be mailed to Badu. Dallas police say Badu can
choose to pay the fine or go to court.
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