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by David Renshaw | Photos by Wenn

Wayne Coyne claims Erykah Badu is seeking controversy

Flaming Lips naked video row continues

 

Wayne Coyne claims Erykah Badu is seeking controversy

Photo: Wenn

Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips has said that Erykah Badu is seeking publicity in her outrage at the music video the pair made together.

Badu slammed Coyne earlier this week after he released the video for their collaboration 'First Time I Ever Saw Your Face', which shows Badu naked in a bathtub. She claims that Coyne did not have permission to release the video and wrote a lengthy and angry letter of objection to the singer, making it public via Twitter.

Speaking to BBC 6Music at Manchester's Parklife Festival yesterday (June 9), Coyne said thst he believed Badu's stance is merely an extension of the art she practises, saying: "She is a controversial entity in the world. So everything that she does has an element of her doing art."

Adding: "This video to me is not controversial, it's wonderful and I think Erykah knew she could play into it if we made a video that could be perceived as derogatory. Otherwise I don't think she'd be interested in it. I think [her reaction] is still in the realm of a creation of controversy."

These latest comments come in contrast to an apology Coyne issued following Badu's angry denouncement of the music video earlier this week.

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