Rappers, singers and ball players seem to love video vixens, “models” and strippers. while the rest of the world is confused as to what the fascination with them is. My quick assessment: the women that have become famous are pretty. Men with money – especially these young, “new money” stars – like a pretty face and a nice body. I get it and I’m not even mad at it because some of them have found a lane and made even more money from it.
Let’s see who was saved from their sinking ship…
Draya Michele via Chris Brown
We can possibly thank Chris Brown for introducing Draya to everyone. She has certainly made sure she’s stayed relevant by keeping her dating life interesting. She’s been linked to not only Chris but Wiz Khalifa, Kenyon Martin, Javaris Crittenton (don’t know him? Hit that Google up and your mouth will drop about his current issues) and possibly, Shannon Brown. For those of us who didn’t know her, Draya found her way on VH1’s “Basketball Wives: L.A.” to keep her star shining.
Eve via Mase
Ohhh, you don’t remember this one, huh? Well, we have to give credit to former rapper MA$E for bringing us the pitbull in a skirt. Eve gave props to MA$E for getting her off the pole on her “Behind the Music” special; as she tells it, he saw her and when she told him what her stage name was and they had further conversation, he told Eve she was too talented to be up on the stage getting naked. Personally, I’m glad he did – didn’t you just love Eve when she came out as a rapper?
Amber Rose via Kanye
Amber is my girl! I’ve liked her since the moment she stepped out with Kanye. Sure, she didn’t seem to speak and was mostly like a trophy. But she’s hot and quite frankly, I think she added a little more “something” to Kanye whenever she was with him. But, as fate would have it, their relationship was not to be. While he has seemed to be in a state of confusion, Amber has continued to ride her wave of fame by getting a couple of random endorsements, co-starring on Smirnoff’s Masters of the Mix and of course, she is Wiz Khalifa’s one and only boo. Go, Amber!
Maliah via Drake
For the record, Maliah is still on the pole down in Houston. Drake introduced us to Maliah through one of his songs. Come to find out, they were kicking it pretty heavy. But they were done and then no one cared anymore, right? Well…Sean Kingston has found his way to her now and so it appears she’ll be popping up some more for just a little while longer (let’s not act like she and Sean are going to get married –we know what it is).
Kim Kardashian via Ray J
“What in the world? Why they put her on this list? She wasn’t stripper, model or video chick.” LOL, done yet? Yes, I’m well aware of what she wasn’t but lest we forget that she became famous for being one of the stars of the infamous sex tape between she and Ray-J? They’d been in a relationship for awhile but no one knew who she was (and didn’t care) until that video came out. Shoot, we barely cared about Ray-J but even he was more famous than her. But lo and behold, Kim K turned the beat around and she (and the entire Kardashian clan) is raking in major dollars every day.
Karrine “Superhead” Steffans via Every Rapper
Of course, this wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Karrine. At one point, if a rapper needed a hot chick in the video, she was their girl. I’m not too sure who is fully responsible for making her famous. Scratch that, I do know: SHE IS. Karrine made her rounds through the rap industry and even though all the rappers knew her history, they kept going back for more. Then what happened? She released Confessions of a Video Vixen. Ohhh, the little rappers were up in ARMS then because they were mad she would share such information and mess up their families, even Method Man who was apparently one of her main providers. Bless their hearts. Karrine seems a little “off” but she’s made a living off of dancing and…other things.