In Lil' Wayne's 2008 song, "A Milli," he asks, "Where is Erykah Badu at?"
Well, on Friday, she was trying to steal a kiss from a reporter in New York City on live TV.
WPIX TV reporter Mario Diaz was finishing a live report about actor Shia LaBeouf's latest escapades during the 5 p.m. newscast. As he was getting ready to wrap, a woman appeared in the background of his live shot. She was wearing a tall hat and a long black jacket, which she would open on camera to reveal a colorful top. After making a few gestures to the camera, the woman moved in on Diaz and went for a kiss.
For his part, Diaz offered a gentle forearm push and told the woman, "Excuse me," before continuing on with his report.
"… Avoiding all cameras," he said of LaBeouf before adding, "unlike myself, who couldn't avoid a fan just now."
The reporter and anchor Tamsen Fadal shared a laugh about it on camera and moved on. But in this age of social networks, of course someone would recognize Badu. A Twitter user asked the Grammy Award winning artist whether a Vine recorded of the incident was her. Initially, the singer responded, "nope."
However eventually, Badu fessed up to the incident. She tweeted, "sorry Mario." and a smiley face to Diaz. He was good-humored over the incident.
"I get it because ... 'Ain't no particular sign I'm more compatible with I just want your extra time and your ..... kiss'" he responded, quoting the iconic Prince song. "Next time I won't do the NYC push back."
And next time might be sooner than you think. On Monday Diaz posted, "Just another Monday right @fatbellybella [Badu's Twitter handle]?"
"What street u gone be on today ? :-)" she responded.
- Arts & Entertainment
- Erykah Badu
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- Shia LaBeouf