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2. She Was “Petrified” While Filming “Window Seat”

Her infamous “Window Seat” music video, in which she stripped naked in the Dealey Plaza, in her hometown of Dallas, TX, was a nerve-wracking experience for Badu. Not because she was running around Texas naked, but because she wondered would her body be negatively critiqued. “I was holding in m stomach so tight, I wasn’t even singing,” she told the audience.”With each walk I tightened my calf…It’s amazing what you think about. I wasn’t thinking about getting arrested or the police or nothing!”

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