R&B star Erykah Badu interrupted a live news broadcast in New York by walking into shot and attempting to kiss the reporter.

In a video that has emerged online, Badu is seen walking up behind reporter Mario Diaz during a live news report broadcast from a street in the Big Apple on Friday (27Jun14).

She smiles at the camera and then lunges to kiss him on the cheek but he recoils and pushes her away. Badu then makes a rude hand gesture to the camera.

The star first denied it was her in a post on Twitter.com on Friday, but then proudly reposted the video from a fan on Sunday (29Jun14).