leave your inhibitions at the door
UPDATE – If you like this post, check out my other Guilty Pleasure posts by clicking on “Music” in the Categories menu on the right. There’s all kinds of funny stuff about Ying Yang Twins (which they liked), Neil Diamond, and Journey. If you came here for the picture, you may be interested in my posst on The Pussycat Dolls and Taylor Momsen.
Now back to the original Post…
Out of the blue, Piehole C (aka Mini-Me) started talking about how Fergie is a “hot chick”. He was 6, which I thought was awfully young for him to be talking like that. While I admired his initiative, I wanted to set a good example for him. So I was really conflicted.
I mean, yeah, the body’s rockin’, but the face – meh. (Did you think I was talking about the objectification of women and shit like that?) My buddy Mojo, who makes a damn good living in LA as an aquarium god, has seen her in person and says her face is “jacked”. I’m not sure I’d go so far as to call her a butterface. Some days she looks stunningly gorgeous, but others she looks downright broke.
But that body. Oh wait, she’s a musician?
Indeed she is. She’s known mainly for her work in The Black Eyed Peas, however I remember her back with Wild Orchid.
She wasn’t an original member of BEP. Prior to her arrival, they were a critically acclaimed rap outfit with bona fide street cred. But they wanted to bring in a female singer to get a more polished pop sound to widen their appeal. Originally, they had wanted Nicole Scherzinger from the Pussycat Dolls. I mentioned in a previous post that Scherzinger is half-Filipino, but did you know BEP’s Apl.de.ap is also another half-Filipino? Double Represent! Anyway, Scherzinger was unavailable at the time, so they went with Fergie. The rest is history. She helped catapult them to uber-stardom with her contributions to Where is the Love, Pump It, I Gotta Feeling, and My Humps. (OK, that last one’s a bad example)
This song itself is run of the mill pop with its catchy beat, but she does earn some points for her shout-out to Taco Bell. What really makes this song pure gold is the rap interlude provided by Ludacris, which includes one of my favorite quotes from any song – “If you ain’t got no money take your broke ass home!”
True words to live by.