And So It Came To Pass That Erykah Badu Bought All the Publicity in the World For Five Hundred Dollars


She ran naked through the streets, enacted some complicated restaging of the JFK assassination, then Tweeted about it. Matt & Kim were duly paid homage to, then interviewed, then paid homage to again. Law enforcement in Dallas put out an APB for witnesses who would come forward and testify to the harm the site of Erykah Badu’s naked body had done to their eyeballs and children. “I don’t think it’s going to be something she would go to jail behind, but certainly the message has to be sent,” said the city’s Mayor Pro Tem. And now the hammer has come down: “Cops say they have charged Badu with disorderly conduct and will mail her a citation,” TMZ reports. “Badu faces up to a $500 fine.” Surely that astonishing figure will convince her that stripping naked for a video that would soon be watched by hundreds of thousands of people and later slavishly covered in all corners of the media for an entire week straight was a huge, enormous mistake.