Music, Money &
Hip Hop Honeys
What point did the presenter
make about videos just a few
years ago and videos now?
The presenter said that over
the course of just a few years
videos have got more sexual
and have had more of a bad
influence on kids. Over the
last 10 years more flesh and
more bum shaking. 20 years
ago the women looked classy
and now they’ve all turned to
slags. An example of this is
how f you look at Britney
Spears hit me baby one more
time that was classed as sexual
ten years ago, but the women
were all clothed, whereas now
theyre barely clothed.
Why were these important in the
development of music videos? They
were important because it made the
viewers both men and women for
different reason want to watch the
video. Women and young girls would
want to watch to be like them and men
would want to watch for pleasure. The
videos gradually got worse and one of
the first glimpse’s of a sexual music
video was Britney Spears hit me baby
one more time, that was followed by
Christina Agullera who done ‘dirty’.
After that lady gaga performed
‘telephone’ where all the actors were in
How did ‘Tashy Jay’ chose to represent
herself in the documentary? Tashy j is a
successful video girl who can dance, has
training and she has been to stage school,
she likes to treat being a video girl as a
What was she saying about ‘video
girls’ at the shoot? She was saying
how some of the video girls
throw themselves on the artist
and get with them. Some video
girls don’t even get paid! They
just do it for the chance of fame.
The girls are given drink at
shoots to get them in the mood.
Why do they need these
girls in their videos? They
need these girls in the video
to attract viewers and make
the artist look like he gets
all the girls, the girls dance
all around the artist to show
that the artist is the ‘boss’
What did he think about
‘video girls’? Xo man said
that the reason for all the
video girls barely dressed
is purely to get them more
views and helps to sell
Where did they find all these girls? Wouldn’t it be
expensive to pay them all? Some of the branded video
girls who are well known get paid a lot! But others just
turn up for the fame and don’t get paid at all, there was
cases where the girls think they’re getting paid and the
producers don’t pay them!
How does China Black illustrate some of
the issues with how women are represented
in music videos? China black (23) has
breast implants, teeth job and and bum
implants, this is to make her more appealing
to producers and get her more jobs to earn
her more money. But it was a risk because
the amount of money it must have cost to
get the implants may end up more then the
These women believe they are the
ones with the power. They believe
they are exploiting men, not the
other way around. What do you
think? This is not true, I think that
the men are in control because
they are telling the women what to
do and how to dress. In some ways
though the women are controlling
the men because the men are
watching the girls and want to get
with the girls.
This sexual equality expert argues that
music videos have a lot to answer for what’s the issue? I think this is true!
Music videos have to explain to the
press the reasons for having so many
unclothed girls doing sexual
What does the government think?
The government have signed their first ever hip hop ambassador
Which goes to show that the government are beginning to take action on the
Music videos that shows that music videos are getting out of control otherwise us government
Wouldn’t have taken action.
K.I.G use ‘video girls’ - what
do they think of them? KIG
want girls with fake bums to
look good, KIG say that the
video girls try to get with the
artist. KIG says that the video
girl career lasts around 10
videos and then they get old.
Music Video Director ‘Digital
Dan’ has a lot to say - what does
he think of the girls? Digital dan
is a user, he advertises that the
girls are going to get paid and
when he’s used them for the
videos he does not pay them.
The only way that digital dan
will pay the girls is if they really
What happened to Alisha?
Alisha was sexually assulted when she
Thought that she was going for a photo shoot,
Unfortunately the man got away with it.
This lady has been working with
artists for years and cast lots of
‘video girls’ - what changes has
she seen and what’s her opinion?
She has seen a dramatic change
in video girls, the girls have gone
from classy and good looking to
wearing no clothes and acting
sexually. Over the years videos
have revealed more flesh and
more bum shaking, artists say
that this is to attract more male
viewers and also young girls who
wish to be like the video girls.
Why is she challenged on this performance by the
presenter? She is challenged because she said that
she would never go as far as wearing a thong in a
music video as it is cheap, but here she is in a thong
in a video, this proves how far girls will go to look
good and get even the slightest bit famous.
This is the US ‘Ambassador for Hip Hop’ - what
is her view? She thinks that the requirements for
being an attractive man is much easier than the
requirements of being an attractive woman, She
said that some of the artists who all the girls are
dancing around aren’t even attractive. An
example of this is is Sean Kingston.
How has Angel Lola Love’s experience
been positive? She’s a former video girl
who has turned into a rapper, she used
her video girl skills to become a famous
rapper. As soon as she became famous
for being in video girls she used the fame
to get into rapping.
What conclusions can we draw from this documentary? We can come to
the conclusion that music videos have become a lot more sexual over the
years, That some girls will do almost anything to get a glimpse of fame,
and that artists and producers have the dancers wrapped around their
little finger! We see this when Digital Dan says that if he pays the girls they
must reveal themselves and follow his orders. An example of videos
getting worse is the fact that you can see 90s videos and the women look
classy and professional and now they look like sluts in underwear.