Friday, January 23, 2009

I Love the 90s Friday: Crush On You

Another one of those "lets put every artist we know in the video and it will look like we chill all the time and have so much fun" videos. Oh Lil Kim, where for art thou? She was so cute back then. The plastic surgery...let's have a moment of silence for the way Lil Kim used to look.....................

Can you guess which one's the "after" pic?

I always read that she is a nice, sweet person who is intelligent and complex. I remember in 1997 or 1998 she was on Ricki Lake or...what was the blond woman's name? I'm drawing a blank. Not Sally, somebody younger and blonde...crap. Anyhoo, Lil Kim was a guest on one of those talk shows and some little pre-teen girl in the audience was telling Kim how much of a fan she was and how much she loved her music, etc. Lil Kim proceeded to tell the girl that her music is not aimed at little girls and it's adult music and her parents shouldn't be letting her listen to it, blah blah. I was kind of impressed that she said that. So in short, I gots no beef with Lil Kim, from the articles and interviews featuring her that I've read, I just wish her well. I feel she often gets a raw deal from the press/media.

Anyhoo, my color-lovin' ass was so enamored with this video and the different wigs and color sets, especially the blue and green. I loved her make-up here. This was a fun little song/video, all about having a good time.


10 jewels of thought:

Little Miss Knobody said...

I love this song and especially the video. How fly is it that Kim had a wig to match each outfit? Plus, I spy Aaliyah!

Desiree said...

Awww, I remember this song! Lil Kim actually looks cute!

ChocolateOrchid said...

This is still great song! And I definitely feel ya about Kim changing her looks. She was cute.

Gem said...

LMK: How fly was it that EVERYBODY had EVERYTHING in each color! My 13-14 yr. old self was all over this video, lol!

D and CO: I know, wasn't she pretty? I think I'm going to update this post a little bit.

Chanel said...

Did you see her portrayal in the new Notorious movie? I kind of felt bad for her and I learned a lot about her that I didn't know. She's actually a very interesting person!

Alicia/InstantVintage said...

GIRL!!! I loved this video, too. So sad how she did all that to herself. She was cute as it was.

*tear*

Doc Brown said...

lol, I was just listening to this song earlier this week. how weird

Gem said...

Chanel: I haven't seen Notorious but I have heard that she isn't happy with the way she was portrayed; they didn't consult with her like they did with Faith, Puffy, etc.

IV: I know, I'm still silently weeping over the change.

DB: This always happens with us!

Bloggal said...

great throwback!..it's just sad because she really was as cute as a button. when did all that mess happen??? she still looked normal for lady marmalade.

Gem said...

Bloggal I know! Thank you for visiting, you have a wonderful blog. It seems like the longer she's out the rap spotlight the worse the plastic surgery gets.

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