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Wanda Sykes spoofs Erykah Badu’s nude video

Photo from EW.com

Photo from EW.com

It didn’t take long for Erykah Badu’s video for “Window Seat” to spawn imitators.

The artist, who’s been cited by Dallas authorities and given a $500 fine for the video, shot in downtown Dallas with no permission for the public nudity, appeared on Wanda Sykes’ television show Saturday night.

Sykes welcomed Badu (who was shod from head to toe in a top hat and long sleeved top and long pants with a gold jacket), with a special filming of the spoof.

“I did something similar,” Sykes said, before rolling “Middle Seat,” her take-off on Badu’s song. (Watch it here). “But it didn’t turn out as good.”

Sykes piece is brief and funny, in contrast to Badu’s work, which is meant to be serious and thought-provoking. She starts out in an outfit similar to the one Badu dropped all over downtown Dallas. Sykes lost a lot less of her laundry than Badu did, and topples over not by gunfire but by tripping over a pants leg.

“That’s dope,” Badu praised. “In the tradition of performance art, I think it’s beautiful. That’s funny as hell.”

11 comments Add your comment

Not surprised

April 5th, 2010
7:13 pm

Not surprised at Wanda’s disrespect for a white president.

Getback

April 5th, 2010
7:18 pm

I am not a big fan of Wanda’s but I did not see where the color of the president had anything to do with her spoof. Now you must admit that some of our dumbest presidents have been whtie. Clinton was a Rhodes scholar and Bush (the son) made D’s in college. Obama is a smart and very intelligent young man. I am afraid between Kenedy and Clinton there was not much for either party to praise. Including the fumbling Reagan.

Getback is an IDIOT!!!

April 5th, 2010
8:12 pm

Getback- Surely you are not that stupid to have said something so moronic as this…

” …Now you must admit that some of our dumbest presidents have been whtie.”

To begin with, none of them have been “whtie”… They are Caucasian…Remember, we cant say black or white anymore… That’s racist… Much like your stupid saying…To begin with, 43 presidents have been Caucasian…1 has been African American, or whatever he is…(Dont ask him, he doesnt know what he is either)
Think before you say ignorant racist things like that. When you do, you show how ignorant and racist you are as well…

DAN DEACON

April 5th, 2010
8:13 pm

GET BACK….It’s obvious that you are a racist. President Reagan and Clinton overshadow Obama by strides. Obama can’t hold a candle to either of the presidents. Reckon race didn’t have an influence on your statement…..usually does which causes Obama even more less credibility.

Fred

April 5th, 2010
8:53 pm

Dan, put the drugs down. President Obama is so intellectually ahead of Clinton and Reagen its not even close.

Wa Whoo Cares

April 5th, 2010
10:19 pm

At least Wanda is noticed for comments her attitude and looks will never get her noticed. Keep discrimination going girl or guy??

booberry

April 5th, 2010
10:23 pm

Dat’s a riot, black nubian queens be so dope…

White Power

April 5th, 2010
10:26 pm

Only a white man can make things so complicated darlin. Be real! Hug a veteran tomorrow!! God bless..

White Power

April 5th, 2010
10:26 pm

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terri

April 6th, 2010
1:39 am

funny…love it

A Fan of both

April 6th, 2010
8:25 am

That was hilarious. Wanda is super funny. Erykah is an uber good artist.