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Wayne Coyne Speaks Out About His Row With Erykah Badu


Earlier this week, Erykah Badu slammed Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips for releasing a “crude,” edit of the video for their collaboration, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.” The Flaming Lips quickly released an apology, taking full blame and claiming that the video leaked to the public was unapproved and unedited.

But apparently front man Coyne felt differently. While speaking to BBC 6 Music at the Parklife Weekender Festival in Manchester, he called the video “wonderful” and told the press that he believes Badu’s public display of rage was just a means to attract publicity. 

“She is a controversial entity in the world,” he said of Badu. “So everything that she does has an element of her doing art.” He continued with, “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”

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