DALLAS - Singer Erykah Badu has returned home to Dallas for the first time since her controversial video ambush on Dealey Plaza - this time, charged with a crime.
Hundreds of fans lined up outside Good Records on Greenville Avenue to see Badu but not allwere pleased with what the singer did.
Dallas police announced on Friday that they've charged the neosoul singerwith disorderly conduct for her nude video shoot on a downtown street.
Police Sgt. Warren Mitchell said the Window Seat music video shoot happened March 13 on the streets bordering Dealey Plaza on the east and north. He told reporters Friday that a 30-year-old woman had submitted an affidavit on Badu's walking striptease that ended with her nude at the spot where President John F. Kennedy was shot dead in 1963. Then, she acted out receiving a fatal gunshot to the head herself.
Mitchell said a citation will be mailed to Badu, a Dallas native. Disorderly conduct is a Class C misdemeanor in Texas, punishable by a fine of up to $500.
On Saturday afternoon, the Grammy-winning artist was certainly non-confrontational, as she walked into her autograph-signing session in Dallas.
Badu has described the video as a protest with a message about liberating yourself.
I'm just happy I have a chance to do what I do, and I have a platform to do what I do... and I love Dallas, she said.
I cannot help you, because if you don't get it, you're just not going to get it.
But even at her autograph signing session, there were fans unhappy at her actions, especially as the shoot took place in front of children.
I think it was justpoor judgment to do it withoutgetting a permit, so she could have it done more like... in private, said fan, Joseph Patterson. She probably shouldn't have gone nude anyway. I think that's bad.
Many fans say they support her because they simply love her music, if not her actions.
Meanwhile, the City of Dallas is considering beefing up its laws to better punish people who film in the city without proper permits.