Melyssa Ford: When I Started in the Business, There was No Such Thing as a Video Hoe

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Melyssa Ford is trying to get away as far as possible from what help put her on the map. In a recent interview with J’adore magazine, she says:

“When I started doing videos, things were different from they are now. I came in when there was no such thing as a ‘video hoe’ and most girls were not aspiring to just be video girls. There was no stigma attached to the profession so it was no big deal.”


Videos are her claim to fame but when it comes to giving others advice on the road to take nowadays, Melyssa doesn’t encourage taking the same route she took.

I take the shininess off of the business. Everything has changed, the industry is now oversaturated with too many girls wanting to do the same thing. So, the opportunities for success really slim to none. Videos possessed larger budgets upwards of $1 million or more and were more like mini-movies, where it was realistic to get a part that was part of a storyline and was more entertaining. Nowadays, current roles offered are demeaning and relegate the women to be no more than glammed up sex objects, both on and off camera.

Some videos are degrading and demeaning but since the rap game started putting more on models, bottles and hoes then that is what the videos portray. Melyssa has been doing videos since 1997, so is it really safe to say that she is not considered to be a ‘video hoe’??? She is known for being in Jay-Z’s Big Pimpin’, Mystical’s Shake Ya A$$, and Sisqo’s Thong Song (Remix)…

Melyssa Ford, Video Hoe or NOT??? Will she ever be able to shed that image???

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Comments

  • http://comcast g.d.c

    Regardless of what she is, she has some very valid points… Young women should heed her words….

  • takeyouraward

    typo, accept your award proudly, keep your head up. you a hoe , you know you a hoe!

  • Daywalker(THE DAYDREAM!!!!!)

    Dear Melyssa,

    Less talk, more backshots…Thank you!:smile:

    Sincerely,

    Daywalker

  • PradaMaMa

    MAYBE SHE DIDNT GET THE MEMO …..

  • lala

    c.l.a.s.s.y*

  • http://nautysgirl@yahoo.com bklynlady

    NO NOT THAT SONG IT WAS THE ONE…..DARNIT I FORGET THE NAME…..THE ONE BY THE POOL……NEVERMIND

  • msintltease

    WTF is up w/ this girl? She’s in denial, ain’t she? This reminds me of the 1st Dave Chappelle show, the skit with Nat King Cole, spraying champagne on that girl. hahah

  • DWadeaminute

    There sure is a lot of hate on the board today……I guess misery loves company!!

  • 2Sweet

    Y’all censoring the word s l u t? Step ya blog up! Jeez.

  • Sticky-n-Sweet

    Melyssa, stop! Call it what you want, you weren’t Meryl Streep on those sets, you were selling sex, like a…hmmm, hoe, I guess… Rationalize all you want, those girls are following in your footsteps, so don’t hate on them if you want hate comin down on you!

  • Boss Lady

    Either way, she got paid for it so all of this is pointless…Not sure if we could cl.a.s.sify her as a hoe per se but who are we to say that she slept with any of the artists or directors on the set? Nevertheless, these girls aren’t given any direction about being a lady and just doing your job. It would have been different if she just told them the truth. Shut up, look pretty, do your job, then go home.

  • salehours

    If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck then its a duck. Melissa STFU, ur the originator, embrace the truth boo and the truth will set you free.

  • PAT

    LOOKS LIKE HER VAG STINKS. SHE ALWAYS GOT HER BOOTY AND VAG OUT IN PICS. WONDER WHAT SHE ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE IN CLOTHES

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  • marcus

    you people need to leave melissa alone. I dont like to defend most of these women, but Melissa actually went to University in Toronto, which is more than I can say for a lot of these hoes. Whenever you hear her speak she is not cursing or acting up.

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    You were not the first. So get over yourself!!!

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