Erykah Badu Successfully Video-Bombs New York Reporter, Fails Kiss Attempt

The "eccentric" Erykah Badu performs live (Photo: courtesy of widescreen.com)

The “eccentric” Erykah Badu performs live (Photo: courtesy of widescreen.com)

I’d like to open this post with a question. Why is it when rich people exhibit strange behavior they’re called “eccentric,” when If I did this kind of thing I’d just be labeled crazy? Not that I’m refuting such claims. 🙂

In an attempt to seek some apparently much-needed publicity, singer/songwriter Erykah Badu did her best to steal the spotlight from a reporter broadcasting live in New York while wearing a “Pharrell-esq” big white hat. New York’s Pix 11 reporter Mario Diaz was reporting live on the recent arrest of movie star Shia LaBeouf, when this happened…

After sneaking around the frame for a few seconds with a creepy grin on her face, Badu actually attempts to kiss Diaz, who successfully pushes the singer away and states, “couldn’t avoid a fan just now.”

According to Rollingstone, Badu originally denied that it was her in the video, but eventually confirmed it as she tweeted an apology to Diaz, who then tweeted back with Prince lyrics. “I get it because… ‘Ain’t no particular sign I’m more compatible with I just want your extra time and your….. kiss.’ He then promised, “Next time I won’t do the NYC push back.”

All’s well that ends well, I guess. No one got mugged and no one got arrested. Well… except Shia LaBeouf, of course.