Let’s say that you were a PIX11 reporter doing a live shot on the 5 p.m. news about Shia LaBeouf’s arrest, and you were going to wind up getting videobombed as you tried to wrap up this segment on a Manhattan street. Who would be the perfect suspect to perpetrate this devious and disorienting crime? If you said Shia LaBoeuf… well, that’s actually a really good and meta choice. But it was actually Erykah Badu, decked out in a HOI (hat of interest). Standing behind PIX’s Mario Diaz, the singer made a family-unfriendly gesture in which one of her fingers made the acquaintance of a few fingers on her other hand in the shape of a circle and also grabbed him to plant a kiss. Without registering exactly who was making the advance, he instinctively pushed her away with an “excuse me” while gamely continuing his report. Badu later tweeted a playful “sorry” to him, and Diaz (who, coincidentally, once had a shot crashed by Tiger Woods before his first pro win) accepted her apology while citing some fitting Prince lyrics. He also noted that his wife, who was watching off-camera with their two-year child when the incident happened on Friday, approved of her move.
Watch Badu in action below.