Detroit, Michigan’s sweetheart Kash Doll released a mini-movie to bring her new single ‘Hustla’ to life. It is a precedent to hear these sort of authentic stories on record, told by women in music. For a long time, we’ve heard male musicians mention strippers in their songs. Hell, some have even proclaimed that they were in love with them, or they’ve dated and married them. It’s becoming the norm, so it is a genius that Kash Doll has taken the time to create such a visual to serve as a platform for awareness.
I think it is lovely when famous people use it for the greater good of others. I think she should stick to it, and play it up even further. She will continue to win over more fans this way. Especially with the release of ‘Hustlers’ coming soon, which will feature former stripper Cardi B, J Lo, Constance Wu and Lili Reinhart. If you’ve been under a rock, Kash Doll’s Kelly seems to lead a life parallel to what Cardi B has mentioned in a past Instagram Live video. In a recent podcast interview, I talked about it with the show hosts, linking it to desperation.
‘Kelly Chronicles’ is a story based on things I’ve seen in the real world strip club life, although thankfully it’s not my own experience. I wanted to show girls that it’s not all glitz and glamour. Sometimes women sacrifice their peace of mind, dignity and most importantly self-worth. – Kash Doll
Kelly, the exotic dancer that Kash Doll portrays, is a hustler. We don’t know if there will be a part two, but if there is, let’s hope she doesn’t get caught up. In the interim, watch the cautionary tale below.
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