*** Update - June 6th 2012: Video pulled ***
Erykah Badu posted this:
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM WAYNE COYNE/Flaming Lips
"The video link that was erroneously posted (...) of the Music Video 'The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face' (...) is unedited and unapproved. (...) We, the Flaming Lips, accept full responsibility (...) It has outraged and upset a segment of fans and we apologize if we offended any viewers!!! This video (...) is not meant to be considered an Erykah Badu or Nayrok (...) approved version.”
The video for Erykah Badu's collab with the Flaming Lips is here... and it's erotic (you've been warned).
Some say it looks like an experimental art school project. Others wonder if there were too many bath salts in the tub, causing everyone involved to be high...
What's your verdict?
The song is a cover of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (made famous by Roberta Flack).
Note: the most revealing shots are of Erykah Badu's little sister Nayrok's body, not her own.