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Angelina Jolie was just a background dancer in one of Lenny Kravitz's videos as well, before she made it big.
Damnstraight said:A lot of famous women have gotten their start or recognition from appearing in artists videos, including Halle Berry(R. Kelly's Honey Love), Jennifer Lopez(Janet Jackson'sThat's the Way Love Goes), and Beyonce(Case's Happily Ever After). And hell most people don't even know Meagan Goode from the movies Friday or Eve's Bayou, but only know her from 50's 21 Questions video. Yes the song is about sex, however, the woman was fully dressed and was not doing anything explicit. Sex is only a bad thing if you're underage or sleeping around and not using protection. Marvin Gaye did a song called Sexual Healing and I don't know many old schoolers, no matter if they're attorneys, doctors, or whatever who don't love that song. Everyone is not going to become a doctor or a lawyer. It is entertainment, however videos can and have been stepping stones for people to break off into other things.
And I agree kids shouldn't be listening to this song or watching the video, but that has nothing to do with my real point.
scmami said:I want to first say I understand where everyone is coming from and your opinions have a lot of validity to them because of the obvious constant struggle in this society.
Now my opinion is that this is a damn music video promoting sex and promiscuity. Is that how you want black women featured? People are mad b/c the woman who is featured in this explicit song is not black and yet if she was, how would this uplift the community? What would it teach our sons and daughters? That she got $500 to be all over this man, hey sweetie, when you get 18, you can do that too??? If these songs weren't so damn explicit and sexually suggestive, then I can understand, but since a majority of them are about sex, drugs, money, and violence on BET, how is that uplifting the community?
When I have a child, my son/daughter will not be watching BET, will not be watching MTV, they will be watching CNN, BBC, HIstory Channel, Nova, Discovery Channel. and when the commercials come on, they will see commercials with women and men of all shades (b/c ad agencies are getting it right now a days), news broadcasters of all shades and a president, because he will be our president for 8 years, of just the right shade that everyone can identify with.
Forget RACE, look at the people, and as an adult, I love Jeremih's song but it is not an example for my (future) kids, its an adult song and adults should censor what their children watch, so that they help them grow. But if you can't forget race, pick your battles. Being a latina, I can't stand any music videos that show women of all shades being exploited for their butts and curves, but I'm not going to fight the music video industry b/c the songs out do not represent what i feel is the example I want set forth. I would fight the ad agencies, the toy makers, and news reporters, b/c thats what a majority of television is and in those I want equality and equal representation.
I haven't seen the video yet.
However, I understand how the person that responded felt and where they were coming from. But, ummm, WHO CARES?!?
I do have 1 gripe though. Why do people relate being "BLACK" to doing "BLACK" things?? What are "BLACK" things??? What makes you think that because a person is african american that they are supposed to automatically fit into these stereotypes? We cannot help the color of our skin or who our parents are. If this man was Asian, yall would either ignore it or all him a wanna be...
I'm just sayin'. Beauty comes in all shapes and colors.
"...black people should embrace love with EACH OTHER and show examples of strong, happy, loving, families and marriages, and unions between blacks; which is so often not seen, which our children in under developed communities need to see, so THAT we can grow, and get to a place were we love each other and love being black."---- BISH, if you are showing BET in your home for your children to see, YOU HAVE FAILED AS A PARENT. I'm sureeee that you think your children are getting excellent examples of positivity and black love for their future development into adults by being entertained by Soulja "Coon" Boy Tellem, Bow Wow, Young Jeezy, etc.
We have an excellent example of "black love" everyday on CNN!!! But, with this mentality, you probably think President Obama's parents should NOT have gotten together too. Some people need to wake up.-- From a brown skinned chica =)
I just saw the video the girl looks just like Adriana Lima from VS and no a** btw.. of course cut to Rosci ...I think second time ever watching 106 and Park who has no a** either between Pleasure P (if D.Howard was 5'4 he'd look like him) and that fool Terrence ..