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Booty Shakin…sick of it..did I mention I’m sick of it

Last week I asked my Facebook fam to give me suggestions for my blog. One of the suggestions came from a young lady who, like me, is sick and tired sick and damn tired of seeing booty shakin’ and booty wrangin’ (as my grandma calls it) on BET.

BET has gotten to the point where it is almost shameful. I used to think that maybe the head honchos over at BET didn’t realize that children were watching, but then I woke up and accepted the fact that the head honchos over at BET didn’t give a damn about corrupting the minds of the children that are watching. It is all about the Benjamins and obviously this day and age booty shakin’ brings in lots of Benjamins. The show 106 & Park on BET is geared towards teens, and I swear everytime I see a peek of it (by mistake) somebody is poppin, lockin or droppin. The show has very high ratings, and the children can learn all the hot, new twirk moves from the comfort of their own home. Just flip to 106 & Park and learn how twirk twirk that thang. smh…BET has to do better.

Music videos on BET in my opinion are borderline Soft Porn. The only thing missing is the actual act of sex, even though I am pretty sure that I caught a glimpse of a lil sex in the new Trey Songz video I Invented Sex.

I know many will argue that it is ultimately up to the parents to monitor what their children watch and hear, but let’s get real folks a lot of the music today is filled with pure, unadulterated corruption. There is enough vioence and sex in it to last these children a lifetime.

But let’s take a trip back in time. Do yall remember when Donnie Simpson hosted Video Soul on BET? Now THAT was a music video show.  (I had no idea Donnie was doing this now, just shows I’m not keeping up) I swear BET has soooo fallen off since then. Take a look at what we are now missing because BET has chosen to air music video  programs that for the most part have no sustenance and show black people in a not so positive light.

Donnie Simpson interview w/Angela Winbush (still love me some Angela!!)

Donnie Simpson interview w/ El DeBarge (I love me some El..and I like it and I like it 🙂

Karyn White performing live on Video Soul

Sherry Carter interview w/Envogue

…speaking of En Vogue, whatever happened to female singing groups that had more than one singer that could lead a song? I’m just saying, it’s okay to be able to dance and take care of backgrounds, but what about a group with the total package? Whatever happened to that?

That trip down memory lane makes me even more disgruntled by what you can see on music video programs today, especially those aired on BET. In case you don’t watch, here is what you are missing, but your children are seeing on BET…care to take a look….

Ester Dean f/Chris Brown-Drop it Low  (then even hump the floor on that one) ||blank stare||

Beyonce Kitty Kat  (luv me some Beyonce, but she does too much gyrating and twirking for the kiddos watching)

Along with the booty shaking and floor humping BET also offers a huge variety of music based solely on stuntin, driving new whips and wearing shiny jewelry.  I won’t get into that much because I have discussed it before and it hurts my head to think that so many songs can be written, recorded and made into videos over the same crappy, blingy, stuntin hot mess. ugh

I am honestly thinking of adding BET to my list of things I am silently protesting…well not so silently protesting. But it does mean that I will not watch, contribute funds to, or co-sign on behalf of it once it lands on the silent protest list. R. Kelly has been there so long that he is collecting dust.

I feel that it is time for black music and the lovers of black music to take a stand and bring back the music that we grew to love. Music that touched the soul and Set You Adrift On Memory Bliss. (luv that song to this day) Enough of the exploiting of black women, enough of the cursing and turning every song into a contest of who has the most bling. Who cares?

Whatever happened to music like this…

Zhane-Sending My Love to You

Sure they showed a little skin, but there was no twirking and gyrating. There was no one with a platinum grill in their mouth screaming obscenities and bobbing up and down.

Of course there is still good music out there. Not all artist have the limited talents of only making pop lock and drop it music or rapping about their new chains. Some artists still write from their heart and not their other lusting body parts. The chore is sifting out the crap to find the goodies.

Sorry To Be The Bearer of Bad News

Sorry to be the Bearer of Bad News

…but not everyone is cut out to be an entertainer.

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 The bad news first: You suck. Yes, this news will probably leave you crushed and confused. You have always dreamed of making it big. You have been waiting years for your big chance. Sadly you would have been waiting forever on that big chance.

The good news: You can now stop making an ass of yourself. You now have been formally told that you don’t have what it takes. Now you know, and the saying goes “If you know better, do better.”

I know that news is devastating for some, but honestly it needed to be said.  Too many people are allowed to believe that they are great singers, dancers, comics etc. when they honestly aren’t. They may have a talent, but the one they choose to display is not it. Sadly, their friends and family members don’t want to kill their spirit and crush their dreams of superstardom, so they lead these people on, allowing them to think that they are the bomb like tic tic.

The truth hurts smiles_407

Take many of the contestants who were kicked to the curb on American Idol. The public show of (un)talent exhibited each season is hilarious. Then when they are told by the judges that they just aren’t up to par you see the (un)talented person storm from the audition room and outside the doors stand their support system; their friends and family members who were rooting them on. They stand there holding their breath, nervous as can be, waiting as if they believed the person would make it through. Bullshit! They sound horrible at home, so what, do these people believe that there is something special about the American Idol casting that will bring out some hidden potential in this person.

Here are few clips of American Idol Rejects that made me chuckle profusely.

(note the first chick..her mom says she has the whole package..a damn shame mom..a damn shame)

 

And who could forget Margaret. I was ——–DEAD——– when she said she was 26 years old

Of course we know that some of these people only try out for their moment in the spotlight, a chance to have their face shown around the world, but some of these people really think that they have talent, and I honestly I don’t blame them (well not that much) I think their peers deserve at least 75% of the blame for not telling them the truth. True some of them could care less about the truth, but dammit at least they would have been told by people who cared.

And let’s not forget about the people who Think They Can Dance. Many of them have also been allowed to believe for many, many years by friends and family that they are dancing machines..

||NOT||

Here is SEX (yes this guy actually calls himself SEX) from the show So You Think You Can Dance

***think being the keyword***

side note: this is completely irrelevant to his dancing, BUT was I not the only one who did not find one tiny thing sexy about this guy..nothing that even whispered sex? I dunno, maybe he has another reason for the nickname that I know he had to have given himself lol

*oh and just a tiny note on rappers- Not everyone should try to be one. I guess it may just be a fad, but 9 out of 10 guys you meet these days say they are a rapper. It has become so common now that I believe them. I know that sounds crazy, but I used to think to myself, now all of yall can’t seriously be rappers. But with it happening so often I believe each and everyone who tells me that they are a rapper. Truth or not, I’m sick of hearing it so I just believe them. And let’s not even begin with the middle age men who suddenly desire a rap career…quit it people Sheesh!

 

One more video for the road…

note he says he can do special moves lol..okaaay yeah those moves were quite special