Legendary rocker Alice Cooper spoke to CBS News about R&B star Erykah Badu's latest music video, "Window Seat", which depicts her walking, stripping naked, then acting out being gunned down on the same Dallas street where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.Cooper, who is known for his stage antics - including simulating a guillotine beheading — said on CBS-TV's "The Early Show" Thursday her video seemed to effectively shock a "shock-proof" America. He said, "Art is supposed to provoke." However, he added Badu seemed to take the easy route to get attention. "I never used nudity in my show. I always thought it was too easy. That's an easy way to shock," he said. "But I can see what she was going for. I don't know if it's - if it was sexually oriented, I think I might have more of a problem with it. If it was more pornographic like that. But, I mean, if you go to the Louvre, all of art is based on naked women. I mean, I don't think it's anything new to see a naked woman. On the street, it is a different thing." Read more from CBS News. Video footage of Cooper talking about Erykah Badu's latest music video on CBS-TV's "The Early Show" can be viewed below.
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