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By Prince....


Has anyone seen this video? What are your opinions.....

I was surprised to have a mix of pride and disgust......

But I wanted alternative views to help dissect my own bias first....


Peace,
Virtue
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Originally posted by nayo:
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Originally posted by virtue:



By Prince....


Has anyone seen this video? What are your opinions.....

I was surprised to have a mix of pride and disgust......

But I wanted alternative views to help dissect my own bias first....


Peace,
Virtue



What were you proud about?

What were you disgusted about?
I was proud to see such a dark skinned, full bodied woman as the sole love interest of a man done with some class..... The focus was on this sister.... and the title seemed to go right along....

But.... there are parts in the video that I find her distorting herself or Prince making mockery..... as if she just couldn't be sexy, beautiful and attractive.... she had to be a bit degrading.....

That's why I didn't want to give my opinion until other's did....

I wanted to see how my views stacked up personally if anyone else felt that way after viewing the video...

Peace,
Virtue
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Originally posted by virtue:
quote:
Originally posted by nayo:
quote:
Originally posted by virtue:



By Prince....


Has anyone seen this video? What are your opinions.....

I was surprised to have a mix of pride and disgust......

But I wanted alternative views to help dissect my own bias first....


Peace,
Virtue



What were you proud about?

What were you disgusted about?
I was proud to see such a dark skinned, full bodied woman as the sole love interest of a man done with some class..... The focus was on this sister.... and the title seemed to go right along....

But.... there are parts in the video that I find her distorting herself or Prince making mockery..... as if she just couldn't be sexy, beautiful and attractive.... she had to be a bit degrading.....

That's why I didn't want to give my opinion until other's did....

I wanted to see how my views stacked up personally if anyone else felt that way after viewing the video...

Peace,
Virtue



Understood.
I on the other hand, while deeply appreciative of the video image of the beautiful black 'susta', was chagrined (read: suspect)by Princes' 'use' of her particular beauty; as he has rarely if ever used a 'full bodied/African beauty' b4, in ANY of his videos. It was always about the 'latina' or the 'biracial' beauties. There was a discussion on another board where young black and white females discused this very topic, and a few of the white females were 'confused' lol! What did she represent? Was Prince making a political statement? What did the black posters think about her, and so on.
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Originally posted by nayo:

Understood.
I on the other hand, while deeply appreciative of the video image of the beautiful black 'susta', was chagrined (read: suspect)by Princes' 'use' of her particular beauty; as he has rarely if ever used a 'full bodied/African beauty' b4, in ANY of his videos. It was always about the 'latina' or the 'biracial' beauties. There was a discussion on another board where young black and white females discused this very topic, and a few of the white females were 'confused' lol! What did she represent? Was Prince making a political statement? What did the black posters think about her, and so on.
Good point.... Prince does have this history.....

I never thought of this before....

But there are points in the video where he actually seems to make mockery of her..... like she's too wild for him.......



Peace,
Virtue
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Originally posted by virtue:
quote:
Originally posted by nayo:

Understood.
I on the other hand, while deeply appreciative of the video image of the beautiful black 'susta', was chagrined (read: suspect)by Princes' 'use' of her particular beauty; as he has rarely if ever used a 'full bodied/African beauty' b4, in ANY of his videos. It was always about the 'latina' or the 'biracial' beauties. There was a discussion on another board where young black and white females discused this very topic, and a few of the white females were 'confused' lol! What did she represent? Was Prince making a political statement? What did the black posters think about her, and so on.
Good point.... Prince does have this history.....

I never thought of this before....

But there are points in the video where he actually seems to make mockery of her..... like she's too wild for him.......



Peace,
Virtue



Exactly. When she 'screams,while straddling the chair; w/face contorted, eyes bulging......the hell? Confused
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Originally posted by virtue:



By Prince....


Has anyone seen this video? What are your opinions.....

I was surprised to have a mix of pride and disgust......

But I wanted alternative views to help dissect my own bias first....


Peace,
Virtue


Hi Virtue Smile

Here's a link to the video you're referring to: Prince -- Black Sweat

Check it out, y'all Smile

http://mp.aol.com/video.index.adp?pmmsid=1462161&refere...tistid%3D5182&mode=1
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Originally posted by DivineJoy:
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Originally posted by ma'am:
What does, "You'll be screaming like a White lady," mean?


Absolutely nothing. Prince clearly is trying to get the Black dollar with this song. It isn't all that.


laugh


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Originally posted by nayo:Exactly. When she 'screams,while straddling the chair; w/face contorted, eyes bulging......the hell? Confused


"the hell"? indeed sister...

indeed....

that was my reaction.... lol


but towards the end of the video he keeps looking at her like she's crazy.... and he's too cool to be bothered....


Peace,
Virtue

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