Watch Erykah Badu Interrupt NYC News Broadcast, Try to Kiss Reporter

PIX 11's Mario Diaz somehow remains composed

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WRITTEN BY
Colin Joyce

Part of Erykah Badu's appeal has always been her willingness to get weird with her high-concept studio records. Over the weekend, Badu brought her eccentricities onto New York news station PIX 11 by interrupting a live broadcast about the arrest of Shia Labeouf.

Badu creeped onscreen, made an obscene gesture, and attempted to kiss on reporter Mario Diaz, all while wearing a hat that'd make Pharrell proud. Diaz somehow manages to keep his cool and finish out the story. Badu initially denied that it was her in the clip, but then eventually copped to it in a tweet to Diaz himself, which you can see below.

There's video of the attempted kiss above and highlights of Badu's disruption below.

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