2,130
online users
thotties       tv/movies       gaming       gear       tech       guap       rides       eats       health       bxwf       misc

Aug 15 - Melyssa Ford Says 'Superhead' A Bad Influence On Young Women



more
ADVERTISEMENT
 
topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot 3X PLAT



section  1   0 bx goons and 1 bystanders Share this on Twitter       Share this on Facebook
 

section news
  

 08-15-2005, 10:14 AM         #1
9409 page views
0 comments


TheDon300 
avatar
Props total:    Slaps total:  
Aug 15 - Melyssa Ford Says 'Superhead' A Bad Influence On Young Women
 

 
Hip-Hop/R&B video models Melyssa Ford and Karrine “Superhead” Steffans have both been able to gain ma$s recognition and tr@nsition that success into other careers, but Ford says the similarities end there.

Ford, a Canadian-born model and host on Black Entertainment Television, said that Steffans’ best-seller “Confessions of a Video Vixen,” was sending a negative message to young girls.

“Her motivation for doing videos was for a stepping stone to become bigger in the entertainment industry [and] to be promiscuous,” Ford told AllHipHop.com. “The fact that her story is being sensationalized right now sends a real bad message to little girls.”

Ford explained that young girls may not have the maturity to comprehend adult themes contained in the book, which has sold over 110,000 copies and is in its sixth print run.

“Confessions” records Steffans’ trials and tribulation, but her s3xual exploits have garnered the most attention for the new author.

In a recent interview, Stefan’s explained that her book started out as a personal journal, but evolved into a “cautionary tale” for young women.

“I was going through so much and when I got to the other side of it; I just had to kind of figure out what I had done,” Steffans said during a recent interview with Ed Lover of New York’s Power 105.1 in New York.

Additionally, she said that her stories are backed up by eyewitness accounts, police records, photos and other methods like her publisher’s attorneys.

Ford said that she avoided many of the pitfalls that Steffans confessed to in her book and found that they were quite different, despite some career parallels.

“I try to project a good message to the young girls, that you can use videos as stepping-stone if you do it the right way,” Ford said. “You just look at it as a job as a paycheck. You know don’t fraternize with the artist after hours or in the trailer. Don’t make passes at the directors or the producers. Do what you are asked to do, but respect yourself at the same time. Maintain that level of etiquette and respect and you will have longevity in this industry.”

The controversy surrounding “Confessions of a Video Vixen” has propelled the book to the No. 7 position on the New York Times Best-Seller list.

Karrine Steffans wrote the 265-page HarperCollins book with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Karen Hunter.

 http://www.allhiphop.com/ .. pnews/?ID=4716



icon
best
icon
worst
0 comments

say something...

Sign me up
 
 

yesterday...


most viewed right now
props+6515
logo Blew A 20 Is Trending🚨 😂😂😂😂㈳..
223 comments
23 hours ago
@sports
most viewed right now
11
Doja cat performing wet v@gina
70 comments
1 day ago
@hiphop
most viewed right now
6
logo Ryan garcia says he will be stepping away for a while, pitbull next, fe..
87 comments
1 day ago
@sports
most viewed right now
props+875
Video inside People are shocked at what Nigeria looks like
151 comments
1 day ago
@wild'ish
back to top