Erykah Badu’s Okinawa show still on
Erykah Badu’s Okinawa show for U.S. troops at Camp Foster will go on, despite the controversy about her clothes coming off in Dallas for a music video.
Badu’s representatives could not be reached for comment Thursday, but a Marine Corps spokesman said Grammy-winning singer will have a toned-down show when she appears April 18 at Camp Foster’s Ocean Breeze Club.
“There are provisions in the entertainer’s contract that restrict promotion of sex, drugs, violence and racist/political ideologies,” 2nd Lt. Lucas Burke said in response to a Stars and Stripes query.
Badu, sometimes called the “Queen of Neo Soul,” recently made headlines when she disrobed in Dealy Plaza in Dallas during the filming of a music video.
Police cited her for disorderly conduct, which carries a maximum fine of $500, The Associated Press reported.
Badu, 39, a Dallas native, also has been known to make off-color and political comments from the stage. The Ocean Breeze show is restricted to people 18 and older.