Erykah Badu Goes Off on Flaming Lips for "Soft Porn" Video

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Erykah Badu is one angry singer.

The artist has gone off on the Flaming Lips because it used naked photos of her and her sister in its video for "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," naked photos - such as the one below - Badu says the group did not have permission to release.

"I never would have approved that tasteless, meaningless, shock motivated video," Badu Tweeted this week, aiming her ire at frontman Wayne Coyne.

Erykah Badu Nude

Badu did collaborate with the band on the single, but insists she asked for no role in what she describes as "soft porn" and refers to the video as "unedited" and "unapproved."

"That all spells 1 thing, Self Serving," Erykah ranted. "When asked what the concept meant after u explained it, u replied ,'it doesn't mean anything, I just want to make a great video that everyone is going to watch.' I understood, because as an artist we all desire that. But we don't all do it at another artist's expense. I attempted to resolve this respectfully by having conversations with u after the release but that too proved to be a poor excuse for art."

The video has since been taken down and Coyne has tried to apologize via Twitter. He wrote:

"We, the Flaming Lips, accept full responsibility for prematurely having Pitchfork post it. It has outraged and upset a segment of fans and we apologize if we offended any viewers!!! This is a Flaming Lips video which features Erykah Badu and her sister Nayrok and is not meant to be considered an Erykah Badu or Nayrok statement, creation, or approved version."

A case of too little, too late? We assume so. Don't start lining up for Erykah Badu/Flaming Lips tour tickets any time soon.

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What's all this about? We did not see anything that the cameras did not see. Clearly Erykah thinks she is being forgotten so she is trying to get more publicity. If there was anything else to it, her lawyers would be doing all the work.

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Its crazy