Photo from AmazonErykah Badu's new album, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh drops today, and already there's controversy swirling around her video, "Window Seat." In it, Badu strips naked -- revealing, well, everything.
So why are people so upset by it? It must be because Badu channels the JFK assassination in the video and not because she's naked. Because, honestly? Nudity in music videos is nothing new. In fact, here are nine other music videos featuring people in varying states of undress:
1. "Justify My Love," by Madonna: MTV rejected the video because one woman in the video is topless, wearing only suspenders.
2. "What's My Age Again?" by Blink 182. The three band-mates run around in their birthday suits -- the image is forever burned in my mind, and not in a good way.
3. "Hey Baby," by No Doubt. Drummer Adrian Young flips in the air -- nude.
4. "Womanizer," by Britney Spears. I sure hope they cleaned that sauna after the shoot.
5. "Thank U," by Alanis Morissette. Remember? She gave naked hugs. Weird.
6. "Untitled (How Does It Feel?)," D'Angelo. Well hellllo, chiseled torso. There's lots of almost nakedness going on in this video.
7. "I Got a Feeling," by Black Eyed Peas. One woman gets her top pulled down halfway through the song -- don't blink or you'll miss it.
8. "Telephone," Lady Gaga and Beyonce. Lady Gaga shows us her lady parts (albeit blurred out.)
Does nudity have a place in music videos?