The Strip Club Phenomenon

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It has come to my attention that strippers (strip clubs) are becoming a staple of modern rap videos and subject matter. Don’t get me wrong; being a typical male I am stimulated by a little T & A. As a matter of fact, one of my favorite videos/ songs is “Pussy Poppin'” by Ludacris. My only concern is that all of this stripper love has become rampant to the point of monotony. At first I thought that rappers were being smart by casting strippers in their videos instead of wannabe actresses due to the fact that strippers would be more inclined to sleep with them if the money is right. My gripe is over the portrayal of actual models who are legitimately using the videos as a catalyst for potential jobs in the entertainment industry. It seems that video models are viewed as scheming, gold digging and unethical. An example of this type casting is displayed the Game’s “Wouldn’t Get Far” music video. As a result video models are forced to wield the proverbial double edged sword. In rap music’ current state strippers are praised and are now seen as the objects of every rapper’s affections. Back in the day it was taboo to brag about being in love with a stripper (because she doesn’t really love you she just wants your money), but now it is the complete opposite. The question is how can you make numerous songs glorifying strippers and at the same time have an actual distain for actual video models? It seems a bit dubious that rappers can make songs ridiculing whorish behavior and at the same time celebrate people who indulge in such behaviors. This topic is open for discussion. I really need to know what the community has to say about this subject.

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