What’s teetering towards a less controversial finish: Pacquiao vs. Bradley or Coyne vs. Badu? After the Flaming Lips frontman and Twitter letch tweeted NSFW photos of a naked woman who turned out to be Erykah Badu’s sister Nayrok, then released the video for their cover of Roberta Flack’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” featuring yet more nudity, the soul singer unloaded on Coyne via an 800-word missive for not even showing her a rough cut. Coyne quickly responded by yanking the vid and issuing an apologetic statement (and even more apologetic Twitpic), but the story, of course, did not end there.
“She is a controversial entity in the world,” Coyne told BBC 6 Music of his collaborator. “So everything that she does has an element of her doing art. 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.”
If you’re daring enough, you can still view the video here and make up your own mind over who crossed what lines.