“Money talks hmmm, money talks! Dirty cash I want you, dirty cash I need you oh!”… Till this day I remember my mother shout to me, ‘don’t be singing that song and shaking your little ass, you better go sit down somewhere’. At the time I was 6 or 7 years old and just thought it was a catchy song and a hype video (they did a lot of moving in those 90s videos, that’s a workout). Stevie V. was doing her thang and to me I couldn’t quite understand what was wrong with the song until years later but by then, there was this phenomenon… The video vixen or if preferred, paid asses like I like to call them now.
Video girls aren’t new; they are and have been a staple in hip hop culture. Now I don’t know if it’s just me, but it appears these bitches have formed a sort of Megatron here to destroy developing young women’s esteems, helping to cultivate this increasing rigor of accepting this newfound perfection of breasty woman with huge tabletop asses and not an ounce of belly fat as the norm. Pillaring villages and shit.
Yup, I know. Sound like a real hater right now, but please check the schematics of things: 1) They don’t EVER look like the sun kissed, high yellow goddess with long wavy hair and perfect breast to stomach to ass ratio in those old photos floating around on the internet; EVER. You may say, ‘wow she was pretty in that photo’, but never do they look like how they appear to us whilst in their tenure of stardom. There are plenty of beautiful women walking around, some of them may have the body that these women want to achieve but for the most part, these women I don’t see on T.V. and videos. On special occasions some “Big Booty Judy” might make it clap and that is fine by me ain’t nobody making a career of it.
2) Goes back to number 1, of course they can look like that because they have the money and the drive for it. It is the lifestyle they choose and is what they aspire to do so surgery and accessorizing becomes not an option, a need. Which brings me back to Stevie V. in “Dirty Cash” singing “I have no excuse, I just want you to use me, take me and abuse me, I got no taboos, I’ll make a trade with you…”. What happened to the morale and why is it not okay to just be yourself?
3) I have seen a few of my celebrity girls known for other things besides videos fall by the wayside such as the beautiful Kelly Rowland. I loved her since the ninth grade, since me and my friends at the time Deanne and Anna Kay went to see Destiny’s Child at Times Square’s Virgin Mega Store (Long time ago, that store is no longer there). I grew up with Kells (that would be my nickname for her if I really knew her). No lie, she looks good with her new found assets but I just thought she was way more awesome when she presented her real body. I can’t leave out Brandy either. She has been rocking braids and weaves for a minute now, we all do from time to time but she kept it real body wise. Now she has a little extra in the back shaking to “If You Put it Down”. It has me thinking, whose next to contort themselves into this ideal woman whom is virtually unavailable to 95% of the planet.
I may sound angry at these ladies but truly I’m not, I’m a Sag so I get over things very quickly depended on depth. It is actually because of watching these women on T.V. and videos that I am better at being me. It took a while to find comfort in a little plop belly and stretch marks, no my nappy hair isn’t down my back and I am proudly rocking A cups. I can possibly change these things if I wanted to but I will never be a video girl, vixen, etc., I don’t have the patience or the drive and I accept that. I am not at any time, basking in perfection either. I might disappointment more than a few times; please expect that of me so there won’t be any surprises. All I know is hey, all those women are sexy as hell on screen and that’s fine. But I hope whoever reads this knows that they are also just fine.