Erykah Badu Did Not Approve That NSFW Flaming Lips Video

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And therefore, as you might expect, she is displeased that an unedited version of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" made its way into the world last week. (It was pulled the next day.) In fact, Erykah was so upset with the leak that she tweeted a long, angry open letter outlining her concerns to Wayne Coyne. It includes the following thesis statement: "perhaps, next time u get an occasion to work with an artist who respects your mind/art, you should send at least a ROUGh version of the video u PLAN to release b4 u manipulate or compromise the artist's brand...By the way you are an ass."

There are also some thoughts on the leak:

That is equivalent to putting out a security camera's images of me changing in the fitting room.  I never would have approved that tasteless, meaningless, shock motivated video .

And on Wayne's management style and general existence:

Consequently, brother, As a human I am disgusted with your what appears to be desperation and poor execution. And disregard for others . As a director I am unimpressed . As a sociologist I understand your type. As your fellow artist I am uninspired. As a woman I feel violated and underestimated.
Hope it works out for ya ,Wayne.
Really i could give a shit less.
Still love your live show tho.

Then she signed off with "Kiss my glittery ass." To Coyne's credit, he did (on Twitter, at least).