Whats not to love about this song & the way that Erykah artistically displayed it visually. 3/30 is not getting here fast enough! I’m ready for my “New Amerykah!”


“They play it safe.

Are quick to assassinate what they do not understand.

They move in packs, ingesting more and more fear with every act of hate on one another.

They feel most comfortable in groups, less guilt to swallow.

They are us.

This is what we have become.

Afraid to respect the individual.

A single person within a circumstance can move one to change, to love our Self, to evolve.”


So this evening (Sun 3/28/10) Erykah Badu aKa @fatbellybella took to Twitter & gave her followers a behind the scene peek at her Matt & Kim themed video.

@fatbellybella we only had 1 shot to get it right . we didnt plan the shot . coodie and i just went raw dog . too busy lookin for cops and being petrified

@fatbellybella i remember tweeting that day.”okay here goes nothing” i felt like i was going2 do something life threatening.1nce hoody unzip-no tur’n back

@fatbellybella it was st patrics day in dallas . i was at the grassy knoll . although i was thinking 1 million things as i walked i didnt see anything …

@fatbellybella heard people yelling diff things @ me but i held my head up and kept moving.there were children there.i prayed they wouldnt b traumatized…

@fatbellybella ..didnt remember what kind of undies i wore that day so i chked 1st b4 removing pants.lol. i knew my intent was good.that thought made it ok

@fatbellybella i talked to matt on the phone earlier. before i pulled up in the Lincoln .kim texted to me “did you do it,thats some crzy sht right?”right.

@fatbellybella hours before i talked to mama .she said she wasnt fully in favor but she had my back .

@fatbellybella asked 7 what he would do if teased -he said ill tell em my mom is great she was having fun…i immediately took myself less serious. hes 12

@fatbellybella i told puma (5) my plans . she looked at me with a blank face and replied . ok mama . can i have another pudding ?

@fatbellybella i asked @jayelectronica if i should go threw with it . he said . IF YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT DO IT – YOU GOT 1 SHOT TO BE ERYKAH…

@fatbellybella Andre said,if u gone go ,go all the way./D.O.C. said, U got huge balls kid.& gave me a high five…i bathed,took a breath.i started the car

@fatbellybella had to put money in the meter cause i had to leave my car incase cops came … after last action , we ran like hell ! lol

@fatbellybella funny thing is , the physical nudity is nothing lol . i been naked all along in my words actions and deeds . thats the real vulnerable place

@fatbellybella THE GROUP WAS MY ASSASSIN .

@fatbellybella my blood at the end of the video spelled out GROUPTHINK .

Being on Twitter is a wonderful thing, especially when you can interact with artists who appreciate the value of reaching out to their fans.

And if you were wondering who Matt & Kim were, we now you know. And wow, what a surprise ending here as well.