If there is one thing Erykah Badu knows how to do, it’s get our attention. Well, Miss Badu is at it again, this time in a racy, explicit video for her haunting cover of the beautiful Roberta Flack classic, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.” The music, provided by the rock band Flaming Lips, is quirky and moody—but it’s a naked Erykah and a really naked Nayrok Badu (Erykah’s sister), who will set off the avalanche of criticism and praise. Nayrok is completely nude in the video, showing her breasts, her quivering butt, near glimpses of her vaginal area—all in the service of her sister’s art. While Erykah pushed the envelope walking nude through the streets of downtown Dallas in “Window Seat,” this time Erykah is setting fire to the envelope.
Watch the video below and tell us what you think. Is it too much, or is it beautiful art?