Okay--first off, I know that some of you may be boiling inside just itching to put me in my place for posting about something that done came out months ago. All I have to say is I know and I don't CARE, lol. Secondly, I'm MADLY in love with this song (mainly the music and the hook) and found the perfect excuse to post it on CoilyHair.com--for the strong natural hair presence that was made in the video. While Chrisette Michele was sporting her TWA (teeny weeny fro), the leading lady (Rick Ross' girl in the video--Tracey Thomas) wore her naturally curly hair out , half pinned and high and low ponytails.
So ladies and gents, I bring to you... *drumroll* Chrisette Michele hawte TWA in Rick Ross' Aston Martin Music featuring Drake (watch and pretend it's your first time)...
In an appearance on The Monique Show on 11/3/2010 (12:40-13:40), Chrisette candidly states that when she cut her hair down to a TWA (teeny weeny afro) she was told "there's no way you can be fashionable with your natural hair"--this couldn't be further from the truth! I truly applaud her rockin' her TWA all sexy-like in the video because, as we all know, it's all about weaves in the entertainment world, especially rap music videos. There's nothing wrong with that, but it's refreshing to see imagery of hair that looks like mine for several reasons because to me it implies that: 1) natural hair is considered 'just as hot' as other hairtypes, and 2) natural hair is (becoming) accepted in mainstream media. Now, if you're waiting for the media to accept your hair before you can, I say don't hold your breath. It's important to embrace your hair, or any part of who you are for that matter, despite its popularity or societal acceptance. But when the media puts our hair front and center, it's worthy of recognizing.
Finally, it took me a minute to even realize it was Chrisette Michele on the hook. I'm a big radio junkie and hadn't gotten a chance to see the video until recent. Her style of music leans more to R&B with a touch of jazz than to hip-hop. She has said in an interview that she used to rap, but considering that's not her current form of art I would have never pictured her in a Rick Ross music video. That just goes to showcase just how talented she is to be able to be that diverse musically. She also pulls off her new(est) look flawlessly and made for a perfect female vocal on the track.
Find info on Chrisette Michele's pants and lip color on Krissy90220's blog "Addicted To All Things Pretty."