Monday, April 27th, 2009
Let me begin with this simple statement: Hip Hop videos can go to hell.
I don’t know who this Paul Wall character is, nor do I care, but I stumbled across this video of his and it made me choke on my Earl Grey a little.
For all the arguments about Hip Hop objectifying women, I think we can safely say that these heifers are objectifying themselves. Seriously ladies, can we please do better? Are you really in a video in your underwear, dry humping couches and cleaning some muppet’s house, trying to look sexy? Is that what’s really hot in the streets right now?
Cleaning. Cleaning. Could it get any more stereotypical? 2009 and that’s still all we’re good for. Well, in the world of hip hop at least. (Quick sidebar: I’m finding it a real stretch to call this nonsense ‘hip hop’).
But of course, it was men who came up with the concept for this video. It was men who put out the casting call for ‘scantily clad attention seeking women with a flare for dish washing and vacuuming’. But it was these women who reduced themselves to actually being in it and helping the cause of continuing the cycle of women being treated as nothing more than maids. And am I the only one who doesn’t don fake eyelashes and lacy briefs to do housework? Shit, what happened to rubber gloves and some sweats?
Let’s face it though, hip hop is not real life. In real life, this gremlin would not have 20 hot chicks cleaning his house in their underwear. I am hard pushed to find a more physically repulsive individual roaming the earth. What the hell is all that shit in his mouth? He sure as hell isn’t getting manicures at home from some chick with questionable lingerie choices and services this fool on her knees, no less.
I know it’s a recession, but you never need a pay cheque this badly. Please, attempt to have some class. Keep your clothes on. Cleaning your own house is fine and if you want to do it in your underwear, that’s your own business. But cleaning Paul Wall’s house, when he barely looks as if he cleans himself on a regular basis? I’ll pass, thanks.