"She is a controversial entity in the world"

Wayne Coyne has given his thoughts on a recent row between Flaming Lips and Erykah Badu.

It's a strange old universe that The Flaming Lips inhabit. The Oklahoma band recently completed a trippy new video with Erykah Badu, and handed the exclusive over to the nice people at Pitchfork.

At which point Erykah Badu went into meltdown. Blasting the band, the singer demanded that the seemingly incomplete video be taken down. Using Twitter, Badu wrote:

"Consequently, brother, As a human I am disgusted with your what appears to be desperation and poor execution. And disregard for others . As a director I am unimpressed . As a sociologist I understand your type. As your fellow artist I am uninspired. As a woman I feel violated and underestimated."

In response, Wayne Coyne Tweeted a photo accompanied by the message: “Hey @fatbellybella I kissed it!!!! Thanks!!!!!!”

Chatting with 6Music (via Prefix) at the Parklife weekender, the singer opened up further about the row. "She is a controversial entity in the world," he said of Badu. "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".

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