By Bill Matthews
(DALLAS) Jesus refused to take the wheel last week when Erykah Badu went for a stroll in the heart of Texas.
So to make a point, the songstress and part-time crazy person stripped naked during her walk before someone put us out of her misery with a clean headshot.
“I just couldn’t be responsible for her anymore,” Jesus told The Peoples News. “Sometimes you just gotta let crazy go its own way.”
Badu, who sang as she stripped, was best known for wearing headwraps that hid her giant head. She burst on the music scene in the mid-1990s as a exceedingly pretentious neo-soul siren who sang about female empowerment before a series of failed relationships took their toll.
Friends say they weren’t surprised by her naked romp, which took place in Dealey Plaza, the same area where John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.
“Erykah always talked about her, um, female parts, as her own grassy knoll,” says Jenny Cheng, who grew up with the singer.
Historian Dunbar Merriweather said it’s ironic Badu died in the same spot as JFK.
“The two of them had so much in common,” Merriweather says. “JFK was in poor health much of his life but gave the appearance of being vigorous. Erykah, on the other hand, looked normal except for the Kazoo-like helmets she wore, but was in fact a raving lunatic.”
While the public is mixed on whether Badu’s stroll was the greatest political statement of either the young century or of all time, most agree it was an artistic, bold statement.
“It really says that even if she never uses an Ab Blaster or tone your body, a woman can just take her clothes off anywhere,” says Malcolm Kile, who witnessed the entire spectacle. “That’s bold, daring and personally, turns me on like crazy. Too bad she got shot.”
© 2010 The Peoples News