Here’s video of R&B great Erykah Badu (purposely?) singing terribly on a corner in Manhattan, a place where celebrities are known to blend in and often go unnoticed. “I don’t want to get a real job, I just want to be out here,” she shrieks condescendingly. Soon after subjecting the public to this irritating spectacle, Badu counted her earnings: $3.60.

And this is New York City’s fault?