April 5, 2010 / 7:15 AM / 10 years ago

R&B singer Erykah Badu in trouble for naked ambition

Singer Erykah Badu performs during the 42nd Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux July 4, 2008. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Erykah Badu has been charged with disorderly conduct over her nude video shoot for her latest single, “Window Seat,” according to TMZ.com.

The Grammy-winning R&B singer will be mailed a citation and faces up to a $500 fine. According to the site, a Texas woman filed an indecency complaint with the Dallas Police Department; an official announcement will be made at a news conference held by the police department soon.

The video was shot in one take at Dealey Plaza in Badu’s hometown of Dallas, where John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.

Once Badu gets all the way down to her curvaceous birthday suit, a gunshot rings out and her body collapses on to the sidewalk, as blue blood spills out to form the word “groupthink.”

On the complaints about her decision to go naked on camera, Badu recently tweeted, “Funny thing is, the physical nudity is nothing lol. I been naked all along in my words actions and deeds. thats the real vulnerable place.”

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