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For the Love of the Game.

This is for you Doc.

There are many underrepresented groups in America. We like to call them minorities. There are blacks, women, Asians, Latinos, gays and lesbians, puppies, rappers, crackheads, etc. These groups are usually maligned and disenfranchised by the dominant group at the time, which in this country has usually been white men.

Well there are groups that are discriminated against by not only white men, but black men, white women, black women, hell anybody actually, because of their antics and the belief that these individuals are not bringing anything to society and are actually detrimental. It’s ironic, because this group has the ability to bring change to the world and bring about unity because of the diverse nature of its makeup.

I’m talking about video ho*s.

Yes, video ho*s.

It’s amazing the hate that is spewed towards video ho*s. Here is a group of women who are merely adding color, class, and a little bit of sexiness to a video and they receive nothing but negative energy. It’s just not fair. Well, I for one, will not stand around and allow this nincompoopery to continue. It is my goal to point out the one positive that video ho*s bring to the world that could make this a better world for you and me. Yes, they can heal the world. Even make it a better place…for you and for me.

Yes, that’s what video ho*s can do.

First, I apologize for any ill will I’ve given to the video ho*s. You make me smile and I intend to purge myself of all of the ignorance I’ve thrown your direction.

Being as I watch a lot of videos, I realize that some of these women are being exploited, but most of them just want to be there, sharing their beauty and dancing skills with the world. These women, these valiant purveyors of aesthetic voyeurism, are providing the backdrop for a society enamored with entertainment and a**. We are a T&A society. They are T&A. I think we should examine how much these video ho*s, these women that we talk so horribly about, go through just to make us smile, gawk, and appreciate the aesthetic beauty that is hip-hop.

I was watching the MTVJams the other day and saw the popular 2006 video for the Back Wudz single “You’re Gonna Love Me”.

While watching this video, I started thinking about when this video came out – mostly because there is a severe disparity in the outfits that are being rocked in this video. The dudes, especially towards the end and during the night hours are all wearing…coats. The video ho*s?? They’re wearing what video ho*s wear.

Nothing.

You can see the cold breath from these dudes as they’re rapping. And yet, right there, bright as day, those video ho*s are still putting in their work because they see the greater picture here. They make it look like its 90 degrees outside, despite the fact that Dallas Austin is wearing a Gap (I only know this because I have that coat) $150 parka.

You see, what video ho*s bring to the world is an undying spirit and work ethic despite the odds. Sure its cold outside and they’ll probably have to go to the hospital to get treated for hypothermia…but there is a greater cause at hand! Making the men look like the pimps they aren’t. Video ho*s risk heights, will walk on ledges, will stand on the edge of a crane, let snakes climb all over them, just to make a video look good. That is dedication.

You see, video ho*s, the oft maligned group of women, are believers in perseverance and the greater good. They believe in the artistry of music. Video ho*s believe that without aesthetics and without determination, the world would crumble.

Video ho*s make us believe that men in these videos are sex symbols. But alas, they do them, over and over.

They show up and give light to the darkness that is a horrible song because they believe in the plight of the entertainer. And I believe in their plight, because video ho*s make it possible to believe!

That is what they bring to the world and why this group shouldn’t be discriminated against any longer. Video ho*s make me believe in myself.

What have you done to better the world lately?

-VSB P aka THE ARSONIST

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Damon Young

Panama Jackson is pretty fly for a light guy. He used to ship his frito to Tito in the District, but shipping prices increased so he moved there to save money. When he's not saving humanity with his words or making music with his mouth, you can find him at your mama's mama's house drinking her fine liquors. Most importantly, he believes the children are our future.

  • http://www.myspace.com/shay_d_lady79 Shay-d-lady

    This was the most hilarious piece of bullsh!t I have ever read. I am going to respectfuly disagree. Whatever the motivation is for women being video hos, I am almost 100 % sure that it is not for the “greater good”. And this sentence
    You see, what video ho*s bring to the world is an undying spirit and work ethic despite the odds
    is extremely laughable. Work ethic? Puhleeaassee…….

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      “Work ethic? Puhleeaassee…….”

      so clocking 5 consecutive 16 hour work days and getting paid roughly $2.30 an hour isn’t a sign of an outstanding work ethic? i mean, when you think about it, in terms of work ethics, video ho’s are up there with school principals, nurses, and crackheads

      • http://www.goodeness.blogspot.com GOODENess

        so clocking 5 consecutive 16 hour work days and getting paid roughly $2.30 an hour isn’t a sign of an outstanding work ethic?

        I think it is an outstanding showing of work ethic…lol…especially since they make 2.30/hr (1.95/hr below the bible belt) they gotta make their LV money in tips…or tip drills…whichever you prefer…

        • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

          where are y’all getting these stats? they make more than $2.30/hr and it only takes 2 days (max) to make a video. on the cheaper, sluttier ones sometimes get their talent for free by just shutting down the local strip club and filling the “talent” who already work there… there’s a documentary on this (the plight of the video ho) and it aired on BET (of all networks) about 3 years ago.

          • http://www.thecomebackgirl.com The Comeback Girl

            its not much more than that. Alot of video professionals aren’t even paid. Its on some “portfolio” tip. Thats pretty widely known. alot of the ladies are JUST excited to be apart of the “creative process”.

          • laylah

            was it called sexploitation?? that aired on vh1… sorry to say my cousin’s baby’s father owns that pathetic establishment… crazy dave’s…

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

        right…video ladies put the ETHIC in work ethic.

      • http://myspace.com/thomasforbes Monk

        “in terms of work ethics, video ho’s are up there with school principals, nurses, and crackheads”

        That’s the funniest shyt I’ve heard in a minute…funny cause it’s funny and funny cause it’s true.

  • http://andsoitislive.net/wordpress KaNisa

    siiiigghhhh…..

    • miss t-lee

      I feel ya…

    • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

      and i’ll add to that a “Dear Lord”

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      what?!?! lol…

  • http://www.myspace.com/shay_d_lady79 Shay-d-lady

    I do want to note however that I dont have a problem with video ho’s. As long as they are adults I am fine with their choice but much like Erika Badu.. you cant decide that you are special and get a free pass from the views and opinions of society. Most women with 3 kids and 3 baby daddies have to deal with the negative stigma attached to having multiple baby daddies….Most women who make a living by exploiting their bodies have to deal with the same thing.. ..right or wrong you know how society views these things. So keep you head up and keep moving if thats the road you decide upon..

    • miss t-lee

      “Erika Badu.. you cant decide that you are special and get a free pass from the views and opinions of society. Most women with 3 kids and 3 baby daddies have to deal with the negative stigma attached to having multiple baby daddies”

      Respect her Queendom.
      (She was killing me with that!) :)

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      “Most women who make a living by exploiting their bodies have to deal with the same thing.”

      honestly though, and this is a “bigger” question, but why is using your body f0r personal gain so much worse than using your mind? i mean, theyre both your God-given possessions, so how is the use of one of them given the side eye?

      • http://www.myspace.com/shay_d_lady79 Shay-d-lady

        My guess would be because of the bible. Fornication is a sin, lust is a sin, so a person making their living by selling sex is promoting sin.
        Just a thought

        • http://www.goodeness.blogspot.com GOODENess

          My guess would be because of the bible. Fornication is a sin, lust is a sin, so a person making their living by selling sex is promoting sin.

          selling sex is not a “sin”…just because you’re selling it doesn’t people have to buy it…that’s like saying beng a bartender is a sin…I am a little rusty on my biblosity, but I think drinking is not the sin, but drunking is…(shrugging) but for real (for real) the whole idea of this is a sin and that is a sin is such a diluted argument…I mean the origins of the bible and what was already there and what was added/deleted by Jimmy, etc would all have to come into play and it is perhaps too early in the morning for such a debate…perhaps too early in life…

          • http://www.myspace.com/shay_d_lady79 Shay-d-lady

            I am not saying whether selling sex is a or isnt a sin…I am saying that I think the negative connotation attached to using your body to survive instead of your mind is derived from that particular mind set.

          • http://www.myspace.com/shay_d_lady79 Shay-d-lady

            I also said that the person is “promoting” sin.

        • http://www.thecomebackgirl.com The Comeback Girl

          “so a person making their living by selling sex is promoting sin.”

          I think it gets really complicated. Everything is an exchange. Someone pointed out below that on a certain level we all are ho’s. I had a professor tell me once that marriage is a form of sexual exchange and prostitution.

          I think there was a study done on how people buy things from attractive and desirable people whose sex#uality is also for sell, you don’t JUST by a product. The cosmetic, clothing, automotive, and food industry all sell se#x and desirability. So maybe we are all sinnin’ when we purchase.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=73903598 Dom

            I think there was a study done on how people buy things from attractive and desirable people whose sex#uality is also for sell, you don’t JUST by a product.

            A few years back there was a news story about a woman who became a millionaire selling hot dogs on a California beach. The secret to her success? Skimpy bathing suits and a whole lotta flirting!

            • http://www.thecomebackgirl.com The Comeback Girl

              ” a woman who became a millionaire selling hot dogs on a California beach. The secret to her success? Skimpy bathing suits and a whole lotta flirting!”

              a millionaire??? thats a lot hotdogs..but when you think about it. I don’t think a woman owns hooters. But thats smart, if your gonna sell yourself…why not really SELL YOURSELF. That needs to go into the video h$o manual.

        • JBoogie

          Exactly…not to get all preachy, but selling sex is basically engaging in fornication, or sex outside of the marital bond.

      • http://myspace.com/thomasforbes Monk

        This is a good question. I blame society and its double standards.

      • http://freetherapyorelse.blogspot.com MsSula

        I had that exact conversation with a feminist friend the other day. Why is the mind considered “superior” to the body?

        Someone please tell me.

  • superwoman

    haai, champ – you’re special, all right….rock on, my dear brother! very very hilarious! i’m sure the video gelz appreciate your support!

    i remember once yeeears ago, when i was in sophmore year, watching a video girl award ceremony at about 2am on BET – i remember they were serenaded by a very old and diminished looking jeffrey osborne – of ‘you should be mine [the woo woo song]’ fame!

    heh heh heh,maybe they should revive the ceremony, i never heard of it again… but then again, i only caught it coz i was wide awake on christmas break, happy to watch any trash as long as it was on cable…

    (incidentally, a brazillian girl won the competiton – she had killa moves and when asked what she’d do with the cash if she won, instead of the vacuous materialistic answers the other gelz gave, she wisely said ‘i’ll send it to my mom in brazil, coz she really needs it!’ jackpot! why not send the $ to a struggling mama in the favelas of rio instead of blinging up 5th avenue? hmmmm???

    maybe you should venture into broadcast champ, and let the video ho competition be your first property – you could team up with flava-flav… ha ha ha! sheer viewing plezha… not.

    • Leila

      “when i was in sophmore year, watching a video girl award ceremony at about 2am on BET ”

      BET used to have a ceremony for video girls? lol!

      • Fly…

        Another example of why BET is exactly why we can’t get ahead. BET=The Man, and it’s holding us down.

      • miss t-lee

        For real? There was an awards ceremony? ha-haaaa
        That’s just about as funny as the pern awards…lol

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      “maybe you should venture into broadcast champ, and let the video ho competition be your first property – you could team up with flava-flav… ha ha ha! sheer viewing plezha… not.”

      panama actually authored this entry, but, as a few of our long-time readers know, we actually would jointly hold a ncaa tournament style competition, with brackets and everything, each year on our personal sites to figure out the “baddest brown skinned woman in pop culture”, with video hoes, actresses, and any other popular chicks all included. kenya moore won the first year we did it, and stacey dash (i think) the second

      • KindredSmile

        I thought it was Beyonce, but there’s a 54% chance I’m wrong. What I DO remember is the litany of complaints you and P had to field because some of the chicks were seeded terribly…

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

          “What I DO remember is the litany of complaints you and P had to field because some of the chicks were seeded terribly…”

          lol…we did have a few complaints, but i don’t think those people realize just how painstaking of a process that was. creating that list took many sleepless nights, arguments, and i think p even tried to shank me a couple times.

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

          folks were just hating back then…but seriously that was some hard work. we toiled for hours and hours just whittling down the list of participants…

          it got even worse when folks started calling shenanigans b/c we weren’t including pornstars, etc. genius requires trudging thru adversity. lol.

          • http://myspace.com/shatani shatani

            a toast to these unsung heroes! *raises glass of apple juice*

            • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

              “a toast to these unsung heroes! *raises glass of apple juice*”

              thanks and sh*t

      • http://myspace.com/thomasforbes Monk

        I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, bring back “October Madness” LOL!! It’s right around the corner too…

  • http://lizburr.com Liz

    when did this become the champ show??? two other people own this site too! LOL!!!

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      lol…i just think that reading comprehension suffers a bit for some when they’re posting between 12 and 2 in the morning, thats all

    • http://www.goodeness.blogspot.com GOODENess

      I was thinking that…and I am glad you typed up! as the ***editor*** can’t you DO something?? Pana-Montana RAWKS! VSB has two daddys!

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        “VSB has two daddys!”

        ***softly, yet seriously telling goodness to never refer to vsb.com in a way that makes it sound like an orphan who was adopted by a gay couple***

        • KindredSmile

          CTFU! I’m laughing so hard my eyes are watering

        • http://www.goodeness.blogspot.com GOODENess

          ha!! I knew that would get you…I apologize…I was just acting out to get some attention again…***spanks own hand*** bad GOODENess…bad!

        • http://myspace.com/shatani shatani

          awww! but we all watched My Two Dads when we were kids…those guys were totally not gay!

        • Leila

          ***softly, yet seriously telling goodness to never refer to vsb.com in a way that makes it sound like an orphan who was adopted by a gay couple***

          LMAO!

      • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

        actually i think in this case P-Money would be the Daddy and The Champ is the momma of VSB…lol. i’m crackin’ myself up over here!

        • V Renee

          Or Liz could be the Mommy, Champ could be the Daddy and P could be the dip on side…….

          • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

            y’all are killing me.

          • http://lizburr.com Liz

            ROFL. Yeah the Champ is def way more compassionate than Panama. LOL. I’m just sayin–that’s why you can’t possibly mix these two up!

            • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

              i’m compassionate…i just think lots of folks are p*ssies.

          • http://liffy.blogspot.com Luvvie

            Damn, P gotta be the dip on the side? Why can’t he be the crazy uncle?

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

          why the hell have i either been deemed the “momma”, or the husband whose wife is getting slayed by tnn (the next n*gga)???

          smh. oh well. back to my cave

          • http://lizburr.com Liz

            LOL. How about we just all be brothers and sister, like the obvious analogy suggests?

  • Leila

    “Here is a group of women who are merely adding color, class, and a little bit of sexiness to a video and they receive nothing but negative energy.”

    VSB is is showing the video girls some love:) I have no problems with the girls in the videos, most are so young and just trying to break into the entertainment industry. Superhead added a big stigma to being a video girl, but a lot of women actually started out in videos like Tracey Edmonds. I blame the creative forces behind the videos more than the girls because they’re the ones who are choreographing the videos. I’m also tired about the lack of creativity in the videos. The videos are too similar and a lot even use the same girls so it’s hard to tell the videos apart.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      “VSB is is showing the video girls some love”

      vsb.com: loving hoes since 1913

    • http://www.goodeness.blogspot.com GOODENess

      MAN! I saw some older videos on VH1 soul and I was floored at the difference in the standard of beauty from 1988 to 1998 to 2008.. A FOOL!! the 88 objects of desire were fully clothed with realstic weaves and looked like they actually ate real food…98 backround actors changed from business casual/bbq attire to club clothes, added braids and colorful hair to mix and may have had one meal a day…08 the eye candy went wet and wavy/hawaiin silky rocking straight drawls on (inter)national TV and suck ice cubes and bomb pops in practice for there tip drill oppportunities…

      you gotta love the hustle…

      • http://myspace.com/thomasforbes Monk

        Mz. Good Good,
        I feel what you’re saying, but you also must take into account that videos of ’08 isn NOWHERE touching the rawness of the videos in ’88-mid ’90’s either. This was the age of theBOX and 2 Live Crew, Poison Clan, hell…the whole bass scene was exploding and what they were doing in those videos make videos of today look like Sesame Street. NWA and Ice-T had guns all up in their videos. Nowadays, the networks won’t even air a gun in a video unless it’s being held by a police officer. They’re also real strict on showing just body parts in a frame…You have to see the head too. Of course they’re are some exceptions, but you get my point.

  • http://www.myspace.com/donteacia Teacia

    LMAO…ask not what your country could do for a video h*e but what a video video h*e can do for your country…lol.

    YOU’RE A FOOL!!!!

    …so what exactly did the chics in the Tip Drill video do for this country, cause I’m still trying to figure that sh!t out.

    *sidenote*…ha ha ha…i love the moderation message…astericks are indeed my friend.

    • miss t-lee

      “…so what exactly did the chics in the Tip Drill video do for this country, cause I’m still trying to figure that sh!t out.”

      They helped you to be able to point her out.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      “…so what exactly did the chics in the Tip Drill video do for this country, cause I’m still trying to figure that sh!t out.”

      before “tip drill”, atm cards were kind of boring. the “tip drill” video helped to open our minds to the many ways that atm cards could be utilized

      • http://www.myspace.com/donteacia Teacia

        LMAO!!! You’re a fool.

      • http://www.myspace.com/shay_d_lady79 Shay-d-lady

        can I also add this song
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IEuJkYRggA

        LMAO!!!!! tell me what that thang smell like?

        • http://liffy.blogspot.com Luvvie

          I used to watch unCut my freshie year of college, and that song never ceased to disgust me.

          What those “things” smell like is prolly hot dog water, fritos, feet, and VD.

          • miss t-lee

            ba-dussy…lol

            • JBoogie

              oh snap…haven’t used that word in YEARS lol! me and my roomie in college used to talk about the girls who used to live next door to us…whose room really did smell like ba-dussy!

        • http://myspace.com/shatani shatani

          wow! how bout, i love the pop up on this one! that ish was pretty gay! lmao

    • http://myspace.com/shatani shatani

      um…not to be dense, but what exactly is a tip drill?

      • http://www.myspace.com/donteacia Teacia

        *long gaaaasp*

        …u never saw the Tip Drill video or heard the song.

        allow me: the video doesn’t actually start until second 57, but after that it’s a mess!!

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qB-XRlz3f0&feature=related

        • http://www.myspace.com/donteacia Teacia

          hmmm…i thought this one was deemed spam…oh well, 2 video links to chics bending over and splitting their cheeks for the camera ain’t never hurt nobody…well except maybe the entire black female race.

          • http://myspace.com/shatani shatani

            oh snap! i feel like i need to take a shower after watching that!

            so, the woman is the tip drill then? or is the man with the well worn ATM card, the tip drill?

            • http://myspace.com/thomasforbes Monk

              Let’s be clear here,

              “Tip Drill” casted nothing but strippers (mostly from Strokers). Those girls are strippers, not to be confused with video models/vixens (I’m not callin’ my sistas hoes…lol)

      • http://www.myspace.com/donteacia Teacia

        *long gaaaaasp*

        but u have never heard the song or even seen the video one late night on BET’s f*ckery that we all have come to know as BET’s Uncut

        allow me:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7eoxnGFyA8&feature=related

      • http://liffy.blogspot.com Luvvie

        I believe the term “tip drill” came from the basketball drill where the ball is being tipped on the backboard so every player has to get at least one touch of it without the ball hitting the ground.

        A tip drill is then referred to as a woman who all the players have got a touch of.

        I think. Let me know if I’m wrong.

        • Scipio Africanus

          Oh, I always thought it was the 2 minute drill a stripper has to do make sure she gets tips from men..

    • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

      I had to rewatch the uncut Tip Drill video just now, and I get it, but I’m mad that I get it. Damn them video hos.

      • http://www.myspace.com/donteacia Teacia

        LMAO!!

      • http://myspace.com/Time4SumAkShone AkShone

        It’s rumored that Ruben Studdard’s wife is in this video.

        I guess that goes to show that if you shake that @ss hard enough, you too can marry an ex-american idol winner with declining record sales (I hate that show).

        • miss t-lee

          “It’s rumored that Ruben Studdard’s wife is in this video. ”

          I read that too.

        • http://myspace.com/shatani shatani

          that is truly an uplifting message! eff that doctorate!

          • miss t-lee

            It must be ya azz cause it ain’t yo’ face….lmao

        • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor miss patterson

          I think I saw the lady who played Madame Prez Narese Campbell on The Wire in the tip drill video too!!!!!! am I trippin?

        • http://myspace.com/thomasforbes Monk

          From the still photo I’ve seen of them and the stll from the video, it damn sure looks like her.

  • sisanda

    HAHAHAHHAHAAH…OH MA GOD…(now deciding to switch to lowercase)…you guys never fail to make my day!!!

    Look, I’m not from the {How does Borat say it again} U.S of the A, but even here in South Africa we give video vixens a hard time, mostly because making videos has not yet developed into a lucrative industry here so we see these woman in the hood everday carrying their bastard-nappy-headed babies with their perms growing outta their heads, but still we give them a hard time. This needs to stop!!!

    Look ARSONIST, i will willingly head-up the African Leg of this movement, and make sure that we enlighten the masses on a global scale. I will push it to the ultimate goal of having the African Union Agenda being:

    1. Poverty
    2. Aids
    3. Robert Mugabe F**king over his own people, and we’re all just a bunch of b*tches who can’t stand up to him ’cause he’s a hero in our eyes.
    4. Genocide on the stigma of Video H*s

    If we can all work together, we can achieve a common goal, and maybe one day see the dawn of a day where Fox/Sky newsreaders are all former video H*s.

    Viva La Vida!!!
    P.S Rick James beeeyaaaitch!!

    • http://keepittrill.blogspot.com Kit (Keep It Trill)

      Leila –>”…maybe one day see the dawn of a day where Fox/Sky newsreaders are all former video H*s.”

      Oh, guurl, you got it so right. And the Fake News folks who give hard-ons to the race obsessed ain’t even sexy.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      “bastard-nappy-headed babies”

      “bastard nappy headed baby” was actually O.D.B.’s original name before the GZA convinced him to change it

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      Look ARSONIST, i will willingly head-up the African Leg of this movement, and make sure that we enlighten the masses on a global scale.

      i’m so proud of this. trans-continental movements are way better than Young Jeezy movements.

  • http://myspace.com/thomasforbes Monk

    **Warning: Here’s Monk’s “Tell ‘Em Why You Mad, Son” segment**

    Ok…I’m sick of this shyt!! As a music video director, I am utterly disgusted by the name-calling and double standards that society has put in place when it comes to ethnic models who appear in music videos. Why the hell are they labeled as “video hoes”?? To hear these grossly exaggerated generalizations is despicable especially when they’re from a race of people who have been plagued with stereotypes for centuries.Let me ask you a question: Did the young ladies of the Rutgers basketball team deserve to be called “hoes”? Let me answer that for you. NO!! So why is it that so many ignorant phucks out there pass judgment and place labels on these women knowing very little about their personal lives. These women are Sisters, Daughters, and Mothers-just because they’re in music videos, why should that warrant the unjust labeling?Advertisers adhere to the age-old adage that “sex sells” and models in videos are essentially selling the artist and the song. It’s the same principle alcohol distributors, car manufacturers, and clothing companies have utilized since their conception. Even when the blond-haired, blue-eyed Barker beauties are parading around Rice-A-Roni, vacuum cleaners, and “new car”s on “The Price Is Right”, those models are using their sexy appearance to sell the show. When the sexy ladies of the popular game show, “Deal Or No Deal”, open those briefcases, their appearance is a part of the show’s appeal. Those women are not called “game show hoes” so why are the women in urban clips called “video hoes”.I think it goes back to black people just hating themselves – forcing them to hate on others like them…but that’s a different article in itself. I digress.Many people who aren’t in the industry don’t realize that these women are on set (at work) for 14, maybe 16 hours a day. In addition, it takes a huge amount of courage and confidence to be in front of a camera while people are standing around watching you. The average person can NOT do it. Many of these women watch their diet and exercise regularly to keep their bodies in great shape and we KNOW that the average American does NOT have gym memberships that they use and fast food consumption is the norm since everybody’s always in a rush.I’ll even say instead of blasting these women, more folks should look at their positive attributes and emulate them. Especially the over-weight slobs that sit on their asses all day and watch music videos.Just my two pennies…
    Posted by Monk

    http://my2cents-sense.blogspot.com/2008/03/my-two-pennies-death-of-video-hoe-from.html

    **End of Monk’s “Tell ‘Em Why You Mad, Son” segment**

    • V Renee

      Let the record show that Monk has told the court why he’s mad.

      Your honor I have no further questions. The defense rests.

    • http://www.thecomebackgirl.com The Comeback Girl

      “and models in videos are essentially selling the artist and the song.’

      For a very UNFAIR wage. I dont have a problem with these women because usually the smart ones can parlay this into something more financially empowering and most of them don’t get caught up in the hype their selling (which are ghetto pipe dreams). Se#x does sell. My thing is if you’re gonna sell it, at least get a fair wage.

      They need a union.

    • http://keepittrill.blogspot.com Kit (Keep It Trill)

      Monk, well said, and I’ll add that in this country, the general outlook is partly a by-product of the loony European Puritan Ages, where the rumored roots of this word came from:
      Forbidden
      Use of
      Carnal
      Knowledge.

      Yes, that was illegal among the unmarried peasants and they needed permission from the higher aboves. What a great form of birth control to be locked up on that charge. And you guys thought misdemeanor weed laws were unfair…

      How did they justify it? My best guess is same one used to rape and plunder in war: religion.

      I think the video ‘ho’s take a lot of heat and their careers are really short b/c it’s a youth thing for the ladies, so if they haven’t saved their money and gotten some other skills, they’re screwed.

      And a bunch of the ones who applied for Plies Bust It Baby audition should have stayed home. Really. Not only did some look awful, but they were degrading to themselves. What were these poor girls thinking? This —> YouTube video <— was shocking and sad in my eyes. Hell, I’d give them free counseling.

      • miss t-lee

        I’ve seen that audition tape.
        Madness, I say.

        • http://www.myspace.com/shay_d_lady79 Shay-d-lady

          and you wonder why they get that reputation? have you seen the D4l porno? the diplomat joint, the luke videos? Come on now…

          • http://liffy.blogspot.com Luvvie

            Umm… there’s a D4L porno??? Eeewww

            • miss t-lee

              That’s what I said!!!
              ::Shudder to think::

          • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

            “and you wonder why they get that reputation? have you seen the D4l porno? the diplomat joint, the luke videos? Come on now…”

            these are all actual p*rn stars in these vids though, not video chicks

            • shay-d-lady

              tomayto tomahto…..

              • http://myspace.com/thomasforbes Monk

                Video girl is not synonomous with porn girl.

    • http://www.myspace.com/shay_d_lady79 Shay-d-lady

      Sorry son, the problem with your argument is this. The difference between the video ho’s and the barker girls, mainstream models are as follows
      1. They do not have the reputation for f*cking their way to screen. (Thank Supahead and her breed for that) Think about it, the video girls fall from grace is a fairly recent phenom and the actions and attitude of a few of these women have a lot to do with the overall perception

      2. There is a difference in level of taste and class. It has nothing to do with race it has more to do with what they are wearing and portraying on screen. Now should they be held totally accountable for the misogynistic lyrics of the rapper? He-ll NO! but there is a big difference between being on screen introducing a prize and introducing your ability to “pop lock and drop it or introducing that “monkey”.
      3. Lets be real, now if you want to argue race, argue why black women are not on these shows and are not given more tasteful opportunities but you cant argue that video h*s are doing exactly the same thing. You can also argue that all video girls are being lumped together when there is a big difference between the video n8o and a video model, (Example the girls in the Tip Drill video versus the girls Lloyd’s “get it shawty” joint) but to compare the chicks in the tip drill video to the rutgers team? Get the fu*k outta here!

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        Sorry son, the problem with your argument is this. “The difference between the video ho’s and the barker girls, mainstream models are as follows
        1. They do not have the reputation for f*cking their way to screen. (Thank Supahead and her breed for that)”

        i may be mistaken, but wasn’t bob barker banging a few of those price is right chicks? i even think he got one of them knocked up

        • http://www.myspace.com/shay_d_lady79 Shay-d-lady

          I didnt hear he was banging them, I thought several girls brought a s.e.xual harrassment case against him and the show but thats all I ever heard.

        • http://www.goodeness.blogspot.com GOODENess

          ***shaking myhead in disgust at the thought of Barker b@lls***

          yes he was…and he’s that baby’s daddy!

        • http://starkept.blogspot.com Suga&Spice

          yeah part of that scandal was them having to sleep with him to get certain coveted spots during the show.

        • http://liffy.blogspot.com Luvvie

          Bob Barker was one wrinkled pimp.

      • http://www.thecomebackgirl.com The Comeback Girl

        “difference between the video ho’s and the barker girls, mainstream models are as follows: They do not have the reputation for f*cking their way to screen. ”

        Bob Barker DID reportedly have a heated affair with one of those Barker chicks that was on the show for like 25 years.

        The problem is that the arbiter of whats tasteful and classy have MORE MONEY to make those very determinations.

      • http://myspace.com/thomasforbes Monk

        Shay-d-lady says:”(Thank Supahead and her breed for that)”

        So I guess all New York governors are gay too right? All female astronauts are crazy, and all preachers have kids out of wed-lock?

        There’s a lot of truth in perception, but making widespread generalizations is just kinda ignorant to me.

        I agree that it’s not all just about race because a lot of the girls being featured right now represent a span of ethnicities. Hey, we’re equal opportunity employers.

        • shay-d-lady

          no one is making widespread generalizations. The analogy you use is ridiculous and a crass attempt to at condescending debate. There is a whole segment of video girls that do the uncut videos plus the mainstream video chicks under the tutelage of superhead. These groups together have stigmatized the entire population of video “vixens”, right or wrong.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      you had me at “game show hoes”

    • http://www.goodeness.blogspot.com GOODENess

      Monk…when I read this post I immideiately thought of you…I was waiting to see what you had to say…and you didn’t disappoint…I think the root of these stereotypes is the fac tthat the few that make it to the spotlight act a d@mn fool and make the rest of them look bad…al la superhead…but from the outside looking in…that’s what we see…some buy it…some don’t…perception is truth…for real…

    • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

      “Why the hell are they labeled as “video hoes”?? ”

      I only use this label -video hoes-when referring to the half naked broads in the BET uncut videos, NOT the women of color who I see in a Pharrell or Justin Timberlake video. My brother was an AD for many years, so I know the painstaking process of making a video. However, when you pull your panties to the side to let the camera get an in focus shot of your shiny lips or your giggling as$ to the beat of Snoop or Ludacris, you lose all leverage in your argument to be labeled anything but a ho (regardless of being a momma, sister or daughter).
      That’s my 2 cents…

      p.s.- Bob Barker never licked nobody’s cl*t on the air and smacked them on the ass either. Let’s be real, there’s a big big difference between his ‘lovely ladies’ and the chicks in the Tip Drill video.

      • JBoogie

        My name is JBoogie and I ENDORSE this message!

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        “p.s.- Bob Barker never licked nobody’s cl*t on the air and smacked them on the ass either.”

        you’ve obviously never seen those uncut “price is right” tapes floating around the internet then

  • http://myspace.com/thomasforbes Monk

    I’d also like to point out that dancing and looking sexy does not make one a hoe. When a woman puts her ‘freak ‘em’ dress on and hit the club to get her groove on, is she a hoe? If that’s the case, most women have fallen into the ‘hoe’ category a time or three.

    Dancing is a huge part of our culture passed on for centuries and it has always been laced with sexuality. Whether it’s our ancestors in Africa doing tribal dances, folks in the 50’s/60’s doing ‘The Twist’, Bobby Brown dancing on stage with the young lady in the “Roni” video,or slow dancing to “Forever My Lady”, rap videos do not have the patent on sexual dances.

    If someone is labeled as a hoe cause of the way they dance then that’s totally changing the meaning of the word. If you’re a hoe by doing a job (not having sex) in a video, then I guess we all can be labeled as hoes for our particular profession. Nurse=Medical hoe, Lawyer=Legal hoe, Teacher=Scholastic ass hoe, etc.

    I think folks need to realize that at the end of the day, it is all just entertainment.

    **Sidenote: My homeboy Brock did that Back Wuds video and it was chilly than a mugg that day.**

    • V Renee

      I think it’s hard to not call the ladies, ho*s when the song is usually talking about ho*s phucking and sucking. That doesn’t make it right, just hard to distringuish the ladies in the video from the ho*s they are rapping about……..

      • V Renee

        And I would like to point out that maybe it’s hard to distinguish between the two when you’re in the club dropping it like it’s hot. But videos are suppose to bring the song to life and create a backdrop, so it’s harder for the video “ladies” to shed the title of h*e, vixen, actress or whatever they’re calling themselves now a days.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      “If you’re a hoe by doing a job (not having sex) in a video, then I guess we all can be labeled as hoes for our particular profession. Nurse=Medical hoe, Lawyer=Legal hoe, Teacher=Scholastic ass hoe, etc.”

      this is why liz is known in most circles as the “conference call ho”

    • KindredSmile

      “scholastic @ss hoe” has just entered my daily vocab…I expect to call Luvvie one before the day is over! **two snaps**

      • http://liffy.blogspot.com Luvvie

        I hate you.

    • http://www.goodeness.blogspot.com GOODENess

      I’d also like to point out that dancing and looking sexy does not make one a hoe. When a woman puts her ‘freak ‘em’ dress on and hit the club to get her groove on, is she a hoe? If that’s the case, most women have fallen into the ‘hoe’ category a time or three.

      so true…***looks down at outfit*** if that’s the case…I’m a ho* right now…lol…sometimes sh*t don’t seem unfair until it happens to you…

      • em

        freak-emly dressed at 10 a.m.?!?!

    • http://www.myspace.com/shay_d_lady79 Shay-d-lady

      umm but a chick on the dance floor simulating sex while dancing to plies buss it baby will also be labeled as a h8… I mean we live in a world where perception is king (pun intended). The actions that these women portray and the clothing that they wear would in everyday situations have them labeled as a ho as well.

    • http://myspace.com/shatani shatani

      “I’d also like to point out that dancing and looking sexy does not make one a hoe. When a woman puts her ‘freak ‘em’ dress on and hit the club to get her groove on, is she a hoe? If that’s the case, most women have fallen into the ‘hoe’ category a time or three.”

      they may not BE hoes, but im sure theres more than a few people who are perceiving them as such. its the same with the video vixens…they may not actually be hoes, but they seem to be workin damn hard to put forth that perception…

      • http://myspace.com/thomasforbes Monk

        Don’t forget folks that this is TV (meaning entertainment or ‘not real life’). If you can step outside yourself for a second, you’ll realize that you wouldn’t wouldn’t expect Bill Cosby (Dr. Huxtable) to deliver your baby nor would you expect one of the the peace-loving Angelina Jolie to go around killin’ muthafathas. It’s NOT real. If you’re living in a bubble and you believe that all the cars, houses, and other scenarios ACTED out in videos are true, well…that’s you.

        You gotta recognize the entertainment value of it.

    • http://www.myspace.com/regalmuse Muse

      Eh dancing and wearing sexy cloths doesn’t make a woman a hoe. A female’s behavior and mentality is what determines whether or not she’s a hoe. Sadly the music industry is full of thirsty hoes (men and women) who will do *ANYTHING* to get in the spot light. The “video hoe” label didn’t come over night. Back in the 80’s the ethnic women in music videos where actresses and models trying to break into the industry. They weren’t sleeping with the whole crew of a rap artist or sucking off the video director just to get some camera time. These women were professional and conducted themselves with respect. Nowadays, it’s almost a requirement for a music video model (and I use the world “model” very loosely) to offer some sucky for five dollars in order to get some face time. In addition what makes these video models questionable is that they go out and participate in hoeish activity. Sleeping with a bunch of men that you’ve worked with is questionable behavior in any industry.

      I’m not saying all video models participate in this activity but I’ll but a lot of money to bet that over 70% of them has fuck/sucked/licked for some extra attention. Did anyone watch the VH-1 special on video models? The women who don’t sleep around admitted to having a hard time getting work. It’s ridiculous. Nevertheless folks need to stop being sensitive about video models (who don’t contribute anything worth wild to society in my opinion) are labeled hoes. If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, it’s a duck.

      For the slow folks, if you suck, fuck, or lick for money, jobs, a sugar daddy, etc., YOU ARE A HOE. End of story. My only advice is that if you are going to be a hoe, embrace it. Be the best hoe you can be. Make the money and save for retirement so you don’t turn into a broke bitch like Superhead.