Unbowed by Badu blowup, Coyne, Lips aim for record

Associated Press Modified: June 26, 2012 at 7:45 am •  Published: June 26, 2012
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Coyne stopped short of saying Badu's reaction was contrived, but said she and her management certainly knew what was going down as they spent two days filming. He says her opinion changed when "easily riled" members of her audience objected.

"This is not her fault. It's just the nature of the way Twitter works," Coyne said. "Her fans can just sometimes lash out and be as mean as they want to be, which I think is interesting. That's the thing about Twitter — there's no referee, you know."

Coyne doesn't believe anything else will come of the episode.

"Luckily I'm doing so many things I don't have too much time to worry about it," Coyne said. "And a lot of people I run into now loved, loved that video and I think it's true to what Erykah and I, in the beginning at least, thought we were going to show the world."

The Lips will be joined on their record run by a number of musicians and celebrities, some performing along the way, some making appearances. The entire extravaganza will be streamed live online and MTV's family of networks will offer live look-ins.

Recent additions to the lineup include Browne, who will ride the bus from Jackson, Miss., to Hattiesburg, Miss., where he will perform with the band, "Jackass" star Chris Pontius, Karmin and Neon Trees.

"It's a logistics nightmare," Coyne said.

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