Where to Start??
I guess I will break it down by topics….
I have been super busy these past few months which has been a great thing. The Hustle Hard Remix is out! It got over 5 million hits on WorldStar Hip Hop within the first 24 hours! The video is up on the page.
Also, I was featured as one of Miami’s Hottest Mamis in honor of Mothers Day. Derick G put together a cast of beautiful women that are all making moves in some way or another and that all hail from the South Florida area. He interviewed us all on what the pros and cons of being a mother in the entertainment industry. See the video here:
In addition to the I was asked to be the feature model for an article for a new magazine EZVIP. A good friend of mine, Marvin Ady wrote the article “A Visitor’s Guide to the Women in Miami Nightclubs”
I also participated (and helped style) a photo shoot for Rapper “B Nice.” Shot by Unique Photography and Design, this conceptual shoot turned out extraaaa fly…but what else would you expect from the best photography studio and crew in Miami?
Lastly I have been working on a short film The 420 Gang…I will not ruin the surprise for you but I will tell you I have a fight scene dressed in tight leather and vinyl…sexy and sweaty all at the same time!
I took a wonderful vacation with one of my besties, fellow actress/model Claudia Jordan to the beautiful island of Jamaica. This is an annual trip that we take to celebrate the birthday of Miami radio host Lorenzo “Ice Tea” Thomas. We went off the resort and climbed Dunn River Falls. After a mini photoshoot with our little cameras (we couldnt resist..) we climbed up to the top of the falls felt AMAZING!!!! After, we enjoyed the soulful voice of our homie Raheem Devaughn at the annual “white party.”
CONTROVERSY: THE COLOR ISSUE
Soooo..I have been sifting through blogs and reading the comments of many people regarding the state of music videos and the modeling industry as a whole. I can officially say that the attitude toward them has been of disgust. Are we mostly disgusted with the content of what rappers have to say? Not so much. The backlash that I have been recieving is because of the “color issue.” As you flip the pages of magazines and turn the stations to music videos, commercials, etc. you will find that many people have taken aim at the lighter skinned models being booked for the projects. Is there a color issue in America and across the globe? Yes! Should more consideration be taken for booking minorities of every complexion? Of course! I just think people need to re-direct their anger toward the artists or even the marketing directors. Why can’t we demand that they show all beautiful shades of white, yellow, brown and black? Why do you continue to support the artists by buying their music when they SAY IN THEIR SONGS that they “only like redbones” etc? Where is the anger toward the industries promoting it? Don’t be angry at me or the other “lighter skinned” women booking the roles!! Dont get on blogs and continue to widen the color gap among ourselves. We all need to eat and feed our families no matter what shade!! Let’s join together and make this color issue OUR problem..a problem that has been forced on us since slavery….not just a light skinned vs dark skinned battle. Let’s all just be one HUMAN family.