The video of “The First Time I Saw Your Face”, a festival of glitter and nakedness, disappeared from the web, hours after it was debuted. Now we know why. Erykah Badu, mad as a hornet, lashed out at The Flaming Lips leader Wayne Coyne on Twitter, after he gave an unauthorised and, even worse, unedited version of the clip to several online publications.
In an extensive tweet, written by Badu after Coyne apologised for his mess-up, the neo-soul diva didn't hesitate to call the man an “ass ”, and said the video had absolutely nothing to do with what they had agreed upon beforehand. The flaming message, which you can read here, questions Coyne's artistic integrity, and ends with the already immortal line “Nayrok [her sister, the leading nude] told me to tell u to kiss her ass too. Almost forgot.” Naturally, we didn't have to wait long for Wayne Coyne's funny reply.