Chanel, All time Favorite for Over-Compensation?

November 20th, 2013 by under Arts and Culture, Fashion, Fun and Fearless, Internationals at Smith. No Comments.

A few weeks ago, I read an interesting article on about how Rihanna and Miley Cyrus were classing up raunchy videos with lots of Chanel.

Their corresponding clips share a couple of major similarities: One being an abundance of Chanel accessories, the other being an abundance of, well, ass.

If you look back, the highly Hip-hop influenced American pop culture is a history of obsession for exotic luxury. Rap Queens of the 90’s, for instance, led by Lil’ Kim and Missy Elliott are known for their signature show-off of bling bling Chanel accessories in equally explicit video clips; Bugatti and Lamborghini have been classic lyric fillers from Akon’s hay days to Britney’s recent release; and there are artists who actually named themselves after Chanel and Gucci.

We get it. Hip-hop was originated from ghetto music and over-compensation is not uncommon. Don’t get me wrong. I grew up with Hip-hop and I love some of the old skool and hardcore stuff. But pairing strippers with Chanel is more ironic than iconic. Can I call it the inferiority-superiority complex? Well. It’s surely not Ms. Coco’s intention and it will never stop me from loving my Chanel!

See some of the pictures capturing some raunchy performance with Chanel highlights. I was stunned how Lil’ Kim managed to mix & match her expensive Chanel outfits and made them look so cheap!

Miley Cyrus

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Lil’ Kim

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Missy Elliott


(Source of photos)

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