Erykah Badu Tries to Kiss Reporter on Live TV

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Erykah Badu Tries to Kiss Reporter on Live TV

In Lil' Wayne's 2008 song, "A Milli," he asks, "Where is Erykah Badu at?"

Well, on Friday, she was trying to steal a kiss from a reporter in New York City on live TV.

WPIX TV reporter Mario Diaz was finishing a live report about actor Shia LaBeouf's latest escapades during the 5 p.m. newscast. As he was getting ready to wrap, a woman appeared in the background of his live shot. She was wearing a tall hat and a long black jacket, which she would open on camera to reveal a colorful top. After making a few gestures to the camera, the woman moved in on Diaz and went for a kiss.

For his part, Diaz offered a gentle forearm push and told the woman, "Excuse me," before continuing on with his report.

"… Avoiding all cameras," he said of LaBeouf before adding, "unlike myself, who couldn't avoid a fan just now."

The reporter and anchor Tamsen Fadal shared a laugh about it on camera and moved on. But in this age of social networks, of course someone would recognize Badu. A Twitter user asked the Grammy Award winning artist whether a Vine recorded of the incident was her. Initially, the singer responded, "nope."

However eventually, Badu fessed up to the incident. She tweeted, "sorry Mario." and a smiley face to Diaz. He was good-humored over the incident.

"I get it because ... 'Ain't no particular sign I'm more compatible with I just want your extra time and your ..... kiss'" he responded, quoting the iconic Prince song. "Next time I won't do the NYC push back."

And next time might be sooner than you think. On Monday Diaz posted, "Just another Monday right @fatbellybella [Badu's Twitter handle]?"

"What street u gone be on today ? :-)" she responded.