Erykah Badu crashed New York City’s PIX11 Newscaster Mario Diaz’s live broadcast on Friday, June 27, in a news clip that has quickly gone viral.

Erykah Badu Crashes News Broadcast

Diaz was reporting on Shia LaBeouf’s arrest from Manhattan Friday evening when Badu was spotted walking behind him. Wearing a large hat, Badu walked slowly in the background making faces and rude gestures before approaching Diaz and leaning in for a kiss. Diaz, focused on his broadcast, pushed Badu away with an “excuse me,” not even registering who his crasher was.

Badu And Diaz Bond On Twitter

Once viewers identified Badu as the lady who tried to kiss Diaz on the news, the clip went viral and Badu apologized to Diaz via Twitter. Diaz and Badu have been exchanging tweets ever since, joking about the incident.

Diaz tweeted to Badu that his wife and young son were across the street watching the incident, and that his wife approved of Badu’s moves, reportedly telling him that Badu had “Great taste.”

“Next time I won’t do the NYC push back,” Diaz promised.

Badu is currently in rehearsals for her performance with Dave Chappelle at Radio City Music Hall.


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