Some people think New York is a terrible city. Others do not. To each his or her own, but the debate ends today: Erykah Badu recently went busking in Manhattan and basically nobody recognized her. Everybody, please boo New York.

This video comes from Badu herself, who shot it on her phone along with a friend. At the beginning of the clip, one woman recognizes Badu and takes an uncomfortably close-up photo of her (but not with her). But for the rest of the 7-minute long video basically nobody recognizes the presence of one of the great R&B singers of a generation.

Badu made $3.60 basically out of pity. F this stupid town. (D.C., for what it's worth, didn't fare much better.)