During August, we’ve celebrated the vixens who’ve heated up our favorite music videos. While we reflected on their cultural impact, we also wondered what they’ve been up to lately. What happened to those video models we loved back in the day?
VH1 Hearts Video Vixens
In addition to emcees, deejays and graffiti artists, video vixens have become a crucial component in hip hop culture. Rappers do their job of putting out music and vixens seductively draw viewers back for more. Only a handful of vixens reach the top of this industry, and those who do are the smartest, baddest and hottest of the crop. Just look at Amber Rose, Karrine “Superhead” Steffans or Love and Hip Hop‘s own Erica Mena and Tahiry Jose for all the proof you need! We’ve assembled a gallery of the ones we can’t get out of our mind. Don’t expect any girl next doors, these ladies have unleashed their smoldering good looks and curvaceous figures to reach the rank of hottest video vixens ever.
In honor of Video Vixens Month, the women of VH1 reveal the ever-so-sexual hunks in trunks that first caught their eye. Yes, we’re guilty of being completely envious of stars like Katy Perry, Janet Jackson and Britney Spears who have rolled around and had all sorts of fun with our favorite male models, but recalling the details of these steamy videos makes us feel like we were part of the action. What? A girl can dream…
August is I <3 Video Vixen month at VH1 and today we turn our attention to those big-haired, provocatively- dressed, sexy sirens of 1980’s heavy metal videos. You saw them dance on cars, knock people out with their American thighs and steal the show from the lead singers of Whitesnake, AC/DC and Motley Crue and now you can learn how to get their look in 5 easy steps from none other than That Metal Show‘s very own Miss Box Of Junk AKA Jennifer Leah Gottlieb. Read more…
Top 20 Countdown host Jim Shearer was joined by the four brothers that make up the South African alternative rock band KONGOS and today’s chat was all about video vixens. Since Video Vixen month is in full swing, it was only right that Johnny, Jesse, Daniel and Dylan revealed who made it on their list of favorite vixens. From “Wicked Game” Helena Christensen to “Blurred Lines” Emily Ratajkowski, the list of vixens go from hot to hotter. Plus, did someone mention Katy Perry in “Dark Horse”?
As Jay-Z once said, “Ladies is pimps, too.” After watching our favorite leading ladies of music have their way with dozens of gorgeous guys in their music videos, we have come to find that this is indeed a fact. Music videos are meant to provide a mini escape, and looking into the dreamy eyes and chiseled abs of these hunks make us wonder where and how soon we can get our ticket.
The voluptuous ladies who’ve graced music videos certainly have the power to drum up strong desires among men everywhere. However, avid fans aren’t the only ones who fall all over video vixens. Plenty of artists have found themselves unable to resist the charms of the sultry beauties featured in their videos.
Just as fairy tales always have a Prince Charming and a happy ending, music videos tend to follow a stock list of tropes. It may seem pretty standard today, but let’s not forget that concepts seemed so fresh and new back in the day. Britney Spears‘ “…Baby One More Time” got millions of teens daydreaming about skipping class to dance in pigtail braids. Blink-182’s “What’s My Age Again” made us want to run around naked in public, and Backstreet Boys‘ “I’ll Never Break Your Heart” made it cool to sing about unrequited love in a futuristic hotel.
Now these tropes are old and tired after we’ve seen them in dozens of derivative videos. How many times are we going to see rappers pop bottles in the club? How many R&B singers will feel lonely and angry in an empty hotel room? The answer is: a lot. Let’s examine each overused music video cliche specifically, shall we?
You know her. Your early memories of her were probably as a teenager in the ’80s or ’90s, watching an early morning music video show on MTV while your parents slept. She was lithe, with big hair. Barely dressed. Legs forever. She was the music video vixen. What started with Tawney Kitaen and took us all the way to Emily Ratajkowski is an obsession with some of pop culture’s most recognizable women. August is VH1 <3’s Video Vixens month, and today we’re looking back at the ones dancing ladies who first stole our hearts.