Watch Erykah Badu Try to Steal a Kiss on the NYC News

By Courtney E. Smith

Everyone has seen those people who jump behind a reporter during a live news segment and do something goofy. Last week, that person was Erykah Badu.

On Friday (June 27), Badu spotted Pix11 reporter Mario Diaz filming a live report about Shia LaBeouf’s arrest on Broadway. Badu, who had performed at Radio City Music Hall with Dave Chappelle over the weekend, jumped on camera behind the reporter and attempted to give him a kiss.

Related: Janelle Monae Gets Funky with Erykah Badu on ‘Q.U.E.E.N.’

Diaz appeared not to recognize Badu and shoved her off, literally. He can be seen in the video below pushing Badu off him when she goes in for the smooch.

As the video went viral on social networks, Badu originally denied being the woman on camera via Twitter. She has since recanted and continues a joking conversation with Diaz in tweets.


For his part, Diaz has kept it lighthearted as well: “#Btw my wife and 2-year-old were 20 yards away when it happened,” he tweeted at Badu. “She saw the roll up, you putting on hat & everything.”


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