5.22.2013

Dang, Monsieur Nov...That's Cold

(h/t Karla)

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  1. Monsieur Nov: 50 euros for this ?
    Man: Hey but wait...I have kids....

    I've had this conversation many times. Why do ppl always bring up the fact they have a family to feed. Maybe we too and need the money. LOL. I like this music video and song and the girl is beautiful. I think all women are naggy girlfriends. But going through the phone...
    Haha he seemed like he'd make a great boyfriend, till i saw the ending...

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  2. Did he get married? I noticed the ring.

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    1. I hadnt noticed the ring... mmmmm.... interesting

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    2. I wouldn't be surprised if he had.

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    3. I definitely noticed the ring as well! This music video is super cute, but it was only pure luck that he timed that ending correctly. I have a feeling next time we might be seeing something more along the lines of 'Interdite' when she finds out for real... lol

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      I noticed the ring. The ending of the video was unexpected.

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  3. Hmph. Does no one else notice a pattern in his videos? It seems to me that the black women are more or less fetishized and/or portrayed as problematic in favor of the unprobematic white female. It seems like "Jasmine" was the only genuine love song and of course the woman is just about literally the light. Or is that just me?

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    1. This is the only video of his where I've seen this happen. The great thing about Monsieur Nov is the range and diversity of his videos. Since I'm guessing his fan base comprises more than just black women, I'm not surprised to see videos where either the main love interest isn't a black woman...or a video like this one.

      The main problem I have with this isn't racial; it's sexual. Male singers are always trying to make infidelity a light-hearted joke, which it never is. For example, say Nov and the black woman are supposed to be married in this video. This vid conveniently doesn't show the part where she finds out about the bimbo, very likely divorces him, and takes half his money in the process.

      'Cause we all know that nothing ruins fantasy more than cold dose of reality.

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    2. apologies for the late reply; been busy.

      too true about the sexual politics of the music industry, especially in r & b, but hear me out...

      i could not help but reach my conclusion about nov after taking "Tous les jours...", "Trop fresh", then comparing those with "Jasmine". then there's break-up video #1 "Lai se moi", where he breaks up with the chick from "Tous le jours" and takes off with the chick from "Jasmine" at the end; additionally there's the above video, where the chick he takes off with at the end is featured as an interest (or at least i think it's the same person), let alone someone he gets classed up for, in the vid "Dans te yeux".

      as such, i get a sense that the white chicks are portrayed as having more class and as less problematic as the black ones when putting these videos together. the black women in his videos, even as love interests, do not seem to be put on a similar pedestal.

      perhaps in being over-educated i am prone to pick up on discourses (though possibly fabricated) that seem to me more than coincidental when putting these videos together in the way i have. do let me know if i am indeed reading too much into things, but i do think this might be a viable pattern in his videos.

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    3. I don't get how playing the other chick is being held in high-esteem. At Least the black chicks were playing the girlfriend. If anything white chicks are being portrayed as easy. And not worthy of a relationship.

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    4. Also a valid point. Name, please.

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  4. Oh Mon Dieu, a French Asian man! Boom, here goes my ovaries.

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  5. Monseiur Nov's wife is black IN REAL LIFE. He's not a perpetrator like some others who feature black girls in their videos but would never date them in real life *cough JT cough* HOORAY!

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