4.06.2012

The Ladies' Turn

So now it's the ladies' turn, and if you're wondering why the vids are so few, well...that's sort of the point.

I had to empty Auburn's whole arsenal just to create a post of decent length.  Though Monsieur Nov has amassed a collection of Blasian vids, I only needed one of his to make my point.  Not the same here.





To Ciara, Rihanna, Beyonce, Jill Scott, Nikki Minaj and Alicia Keyes: you all have a homework assignment. For your next video - regardless of what it's about - consider the presence of a smokin' Asian hottie mandatory. Failure to comply will result in a *smdh* and boycotting from Moi.

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  1. You know if Aaliyah didn't star in Romeo Must Die we wouldn't even have had that video, but I think again that movie could have opened up more possibilities if Aaliyah and Jet Li would have kissed. Same with Ninja Assassin.

    Although Janet's "If" video and Mariah Carey "Oh Boy (I Need You)" both had Asian themes but nothing to suggest a true love connection.

    I know Jill Scott not really trying to hear about interracial relationships since her article in Essence. Although I can't stand Nikki Minaj she might go there, Ciara might be another one.

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  2. I agree with Meanie. I can definitely see Nikki Minaj and Ciara going there, maybe even Rihanna, but I don't see Beyonce or Jill Scott doing a Blasian theme. I've never really seen Beyonce interacting with any men in her videos really. Jill Scott did put Paul Wall (Who's white) in her video for her song "So Gone (What my mind says)". She was called a hypocrite and caught a lot of flack for it. (Its one of my favorite Jill songs too..)

    There are a lot of black women in the industry who would sooner put a white guy in their music videos than an Asian man. Again, its the "White man's ice is colder" theme I mentioned on Facebook. A lot of us think Black/White when we think interracial pairings.

    The men in Janet's and Mariah's videos were merely apart of the scenery. Janet has had some of the most gorgeous men of color in her videos: "Again"? Gary Dourdan anyone? *drools* If these women wanted to put Asian men in their videos they would have done it by now.

    So Ankh, get ready to boycott a whole lotta sistas! lol

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  3. P.S.- These are all beautiful black women of different shapes and sizes. I'm sure Asian men would be lined up around the corner if any of these sistas had a open casting call for Asian male leads.

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  4. Aaliyah and Jet Li should have done way more than kiss.

    In highschool, I use to go out with a petite Jamaican girl and though we didn't see any overt racism, we were both questioned for our choices (I'm filipino) followed by all the stereotypes. Oddly enough my mom loved my gf and has never liked any of the white girls I brought home, even if they were just friends. She believed that a black girl would be more likely to come from a family oriented household than white girl.

    Anyway, I find the depictions of AM/BW relationships on American TV and movies to be way too subtle for my taste. Sad, because the chemistry is often palpable. It's almost like the director is telling these actors not give each other looks and to stop smiling at each other.

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    1. I agree, I never used to be attracted to Asian men until I saw Romeo Must Die because I barely saw them in American media. However my father loved Asia, all of Asia even SE. We still have items in our garage. Even though I saw imported movies (subtitled) that my father bought on VHS, these movies and music didn't show that an Asian man could ever be with a black woman. Around this time I thought I would marry someone like my father. Black but after I was old enough to understand Romeo Must Die I was able to see that love can be found in all ethnicity. Even though Jet Li didn't kiss the chemistry was kicking! I remember saying Wow one day someone might think of me that way. Since then I have been open to all races. I believe the media is a powerful tool. Tools are supposed to be used! So Nikki Minaj (hate that name, in creole it means Nikki's girlfriend) and Rihana should try to go out there. I still cant picture Alicia Keys, even though she sung in Japan with those singers she didn't look attracted to them

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  5. Nikki Minaj was featured on an Asian rapper's song (Verbal from m-flo) but no video...I was surprised about the collaboration but not much...since her music video with Korean alphabet and she's mixed (has some Asian blood, right?). I don't really want an Asian guy to go near her in a music video though...I don't like her, yeah, but it would be cool nevertheless and I think she'd like to have an Asian man in one of her MVs.

    As for Beyoncé, her style is too safe to do that as she's an icon...and it's not like she would care about Asian men...?

    Alicia Keys? I can't imagine her doing that. Unless it's a featuring with an Asian artist.

    Rihanna...huh, it seems like she enjoys trying to be "different" or is not afraid of shocking/surprising her fans so why not.

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  6. I was thinking the same things about Alicia Keys.Again, I don't know these women personally so I'm just going off of "Vibes". Alicia and Beyonce strike me as one of these "ride or die" for brothas type of sistas (And there's nothing wrong with that mind you). I can see J Davey doing the blasian thing as well.

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  7. Then we need to ask Auburn where she came from and if there are more like her out there because this ish is ridiculous.

    Keep in mind, Beyonce, Alicia, and Jill don't mind when Asians buy their music or concert tickets and help them make their money. In fact, they've come to expect it. Soooooo, they need to show their Asian fans some love. They need to do regular collabs and for every album they come out with, we need at least one video to have a smokin' Asian hottie in the role of love interest.

    Hell, I'm open-minded. It doesn't even have to be a dude all the time. But this whole white-folks-featured-first thinking has got to go.

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    1. I guess their management teams would have to get in contact with JYP lol! He seems to know almost every black person in the industry. Swizz Beatz (Alicia's husband) was in Korea recently. Ithink she would be open to doing a few duets with some guys, but like Kesia said, I don't think it would be a love interest kind of thing.

      Alicia and Rick Yune do look nice together though-->
      http://www.makems.com/celebrities/picture/rick-yune-alicia-keys

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  8. It still saddens me to see Aliyah's video. That was my favorite one. To me , she was supposed to be Beyonce,but she didn't live to establish that.

    Hmm... I can picture Beyonce being in a romantic scene with an Asian guy,but it's Jay-Z that concerns me. It was said that when she did the video " Baby Girl" , Jay-Z didn't want Sean Paul to be near her. I just think that no matter who the man is, I don't think that J would be too comfortable with them being in it. Beyonce modeled with a Japanese guy and dealt some work in India, so I can see her being in one..but with Jay-Z permission , I guess.

    Alicia Keyes? hmmm.. I don't know. She always picture me as always wanting to pledge her allegiance to only Black men. Rihanna? Maybe. She is supposed to be dating Ashton Kutcher,but after that comment she made about her Chris's girl, I don't know if some of those Asian men liked what she said. Ciara is also a maybe because she made a video with Justin Timberlake. Alicia Keyes, I could be wrong,but she pictures me as pro-Black men. I couldn't even picture in a video with a White man because of it. After Meanie mentioned it, I was shocked at Jill Scott for the same thing... that she would only star in videos with Black men. Just goes to show that seeing isn't always believing.

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  9. I have always thought Asian men were sexy , I don't know why these artists are so tight about mixing it up! Creativity, being new, fresh and breaking down walls is what being an artist is all about.
    When I was in college my roomie had a Korean boyfriend, and we didn't even blink an eye about the fact that she was black and he was Asian. Its crazy to think 10+yrs later nothing much has really changed lol she was ahead of her time I guess.
    I love this blog , it has made me be more open about my attraction to Asian men.

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    "I don't know these women personally so I'm just going off of "Vibes". Alicia and Beyonce strike me as one of these "ride or die" for brothas type of sistas (And there's nothing wrong with that mind you)."
    Yeah, that's also what I think.

    It reminds me that women are often expected to stick to their own ethnic group, more than men, and when they don't, they can easily be criticized for it. Sad. Also the whole black or white thinking is too simplistic in this 21st century come on, I agree with you guys...there's much more than just black or white, but the media has something to do with it too, so people are used to see lots of above average or just good-looking white or black actors in main or important roles but they barely see Asian actors on the same level of attractiveness, and they are often given silly secondary roles that don't involve them in an interracial relationship, sometimes I wonder if Asian actors were ever given romantic scenes with white actresses (I don't know much about American cinema/TV series) which could explain sme of the BW/AM romances, though I saw some AW/WM stuff. I don't know much about American cinema and TV series but I wouldn't be surprised if it was really true.

    By the way, Missy Elliott's Ching-a-ling with Asian dancers don't count, I think...because they are not a love interest. Still, it was nice to see them in the video.

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  11. "sometimes I wonder if Asian actors were ever given romantic scenes with white actresses (I don't know much about American cinema/TV series)" - Myra

    I don't know too much about American cinema either, but I do know that Asian actors were paired with white actresses to play their love interst while doing research for my college paper and watcing documentries. Japanese actor, Sessue Hayakawa was famous for winning over women hearts, especially white women back in silent film era. Of course white men didn't take this to kindly, and began to negatively sterotype Asian people, which is what we still see today.

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    1. Yup. Hayakawa is one of the US's first sex symbols.

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  12. "sometimes I wonder if Asian actors were ever given romantic scenes with white actresses (I don't know much about American cinema/TV series)" - Myra

    There was a movie called Warrior's Way with a SEXYYYYY Korean actor. It's another assassin movie but unlike Ninja's Assassin, this sexy tall glass of water gets the white actress. Eats her face man! :O. I was like THIS SHOULD HAD BEEN ON NINJA'S ASSASSIN!!!!

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    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Warrior%27s_Way

      Jang Dong Gun was soooo fine!!!

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    2. Oh but it was a box office bomb. I bet if they fixed the story around it would had had more people going to see it

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    3. Thanks girls :) I'm glad there're some Asian American actors who are sexy and have interracial relationships in cinema, regardless of the ethnicity of the woman! So I'll check these movies out. I guess I didn't see the right ones or wasn't lucky. I don't watch kung fu and action movies.

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    4. *usually, not "never". I'm kinda open.

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  13. My dad and I watch a lot of asian movies and any American movie featuring Asians as leads so I do see some AM/WW out there. I can't name them off the top of my head. The Warriors Way just sticks out because Jang Dong Gun was so fine! xD. As we speak my father and I are watching one right now :). Next time I see one Id be sure to throw it out there.

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    1. Don't forget Tekken, Kiss of the Dragon, and The Replacement Killers...the last two "implied" romance, and the Asian leads were not granted kisses.

      *nods* Pygmy pays attention.

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    2. I haven't seen Tekken yet I want to though but its hard to find. I have seen Kiss of the Dragon, Jet Li was sexy :). I was going along the lines of kisses. I know I had seen some but I don't remember the names. I don't like implied romances! I'm always like KISS HER GOSH DANG IT!!! lol. I don't even understand why Hollywood insist on torturing me like this!!

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  14. Jackie Chan had his first ever on screen kiss in the U.S with a white woman and in the end he even married her, I believe it was called The spy next door, a comedy-action film.

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  15. I'm a fan of most of these woman but mainly Nicki Minaj and Rihanna. I'm all for the "thinking outside of what people want" thing that they do and I support that. I could easily see Nicki Minaj and Rihanna doing a video with an Asian male lead. I've disscused with *DIE HARD* KPOP fans about how they'd feel if Nicki Minaj used an idol in one of her videos and many of them welcomed it. I feel like if she began having Asian males in her videos, she can begin a movement with breaking the barriers. Rihanna also. Both of them have large fan bases and MANY of them being Asian males. *If I had a dollar for every time I heard my Asian friends talks about Nicki and Rihanna, I'd be a verrrrrry rich girl*. I'd die a happy girl if I ever see Nicki Minaj and Jay Park *chose him since he has a huge crush on her. Teehee* do a video. It'd be full of chem since they both are sexy sex symbols. Sorry for rambling. I hope I made since. Haha.

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    1. *sense. Typo. Darn auto-correct! Haha

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  16. This may seems a little off the subject,but I know of a woman who would have no problems being in a romantic scene with an Asian man. It is being said that Tyra Banks is dating a man from Bali.

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