Top R&B Scandals of 2010 PT2: The Videos That Left You Thinking

Earlier this year the eccentric and eclectic Erykah Badu released her new video “Windows Seat” to audiences and as expected controversy ensued. Amidst all the bucked eyes and gaping mouths at the Badu’s nude stroll through the streets of Dallas, were rumors of indecency charges being filed against the singer. Badu was thankfully able to avoid any legal issues. Directors Chike and Coodie think that secretly Badu wanted to get arrested though. Chike revealed to MTV that, “We had bail money and everything. I think she really wanted to get arrested, even make a bigger message.” Sadly, the R&B legend felt her message was so misinterpreted that she had to make a statement. She told fans via Twitter that, “my performance art has been grossly misinterpreted by many”. Badu went on to say, “all the controversy distracts us from the REAL news. The big cover up. Ya’ll know the drill. Stay woke.” Recently in the news, Keri Hilson is being chastised for her scantily clad appearance in her “The Way You Love Me” video. Hilson seen gyrating and dancing in a black bikini has caused quite an uproar. But the diva bites back in a video interview with Necole Bitchie saying, “I’ve probably had fewer sexual partners than a lot of people who are crucifying me doing a video like that… Not probably, I know I have.” More scandalous than Badu’s nude misrepresented video and Hilson’s barely there wardrobe is the hyper sexual “Single” video by R&B sensation, Raheem DeVaughn. The video was so explicit that many viewers have dubbed it “soft porn.” DeVaughn on the other hand does not see it as being void of taste – matter of fact, he tells that“I wanted to create an image that was tasteful, but cutting edge, provocative, grown… real.” Tasteful or tawdry? You be the judge. NEXT: Arrests, Mugshots, and Drug Busts – Why!


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