Erykah Badu is the opposite of camera shy!
On Saturday, the 43-year-old singer happened upon New York City reporter Mario Diaz as he was filming a live segment for PIX 11. Badu interrupted the broadcast, grinning from widely as she approached Diaz from behind and attempted to plant a kiss on his cheek!
But the PIX 11 pro didn't lose his cool on the air! Instead, he quickly and politely rebuffed Badu's playful advances. "Excuse me, excuse me," Diaz said, attempting to put an arm's length of distance between himself and Badu.
But without missing a beat, Diaz continued the tail end of his segment covering Shia LaBeoufs recent troubles. He threw back to the anchor, noting that LaBeouf "had been able to avoid the cameras" following his Broadway arrest Thursday night, "unlike myself, who could't avoid a fan just now who tried to kiss me."
Ha. At first , Badu took to Twitter to deny that she was the hat-wearing woman in the video. Hours later, though, she 'fessed up, writing, "@MarioPIX11 sorry Mario. :-)))))"
Fortunately, the reporter had a sense of humor about it all and tweeted a Prince lyric: "I get it because... "'Ain't no particular sign I'm more compatible with I just want your extra time and your..... kiss.'"
"#Btw my wife and 2-year-old were 20 yards away when it happened," he added. "She saw the roll up, you putting on hat & everything."
Luckily, Mrs. Diaz wasn't upset about Badu's little stunt. "After she figured out what really happened she laughed and said, 'Great taste,'" the reporter tweeted. "Next time I won't do the NYC push back."
Hm, that might not be the best idea. You never know who might try and give you the tongue on live TV!