Yet Again, Erykah Badu's Naked. Ish.
Vibe's touting the cover of its June/July issue as "controversial" and "iconic." Not hardly. There have been plenty more naked magazine covers than the one seen here. Like this. And, this. And, all of these. Still, the Lady of the Lake continues to reap the benefits of a nude springtime stroll through Dealey Plaza, for which she was rewarded with a disorderly conduct citation to which she pleadededed not guilty.
But, of course, Erykah addresses that very thing in an an excerpt of the interview Vibe has posted for your previewing perusal:
"I look at some other videos. I'm not naming names, because I don't want that to be mentioned. There is the thing with sexuality. I'm naked for 13 seconds, and these people are naked the whole time and gyrating and saying come 'lick on my lollipop,' and 'suck on my cinnamon roll,' and, you know, suggesting sex. People are uncomfortable with sexuality that's not for male consumption. Could be 'cause I did it in public too. Do you think people would have been complaining if I had on high-heel shoes?"
Let's ask Jim.
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