Confessions of a Video Vixen
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Part tell-all, part cautionary tale, this emotionally charged memoir from a former video vixen nicknamed 'Superhead' goes beyond the glamour of celebrity to reveal the inner workings of the hip-hop dancer industry—from the physical and emotional abuse that's rampant in the industry, and which marked her own life—to the excessive use of drugs, sex and bling.
Once the sought-after video girl, this sexy siren has helped multi-platinum artists, such as Jay-Z, R. Kelly and LL Cool J, sell millions of albums with her sensual dancing. In a word, Karrine was H-O-T. So hot that she made as much as $2500 a day in videos and was selected by well-known film director F. Gary Gray to co-star in his film, A Man Apart, starring Vin Diesel. But the film and music video sets, swanky Hollywood and New York restaurants and trysts with the celebrities featured in the pages of People and In Touch magazines only touches the surface of Karrine Steffans' life.
Her journey is filled with physical abuse, rape, drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness and single motherhood—all by the age of 26. By sharing her story, Steffans hopes to shed light on an otherwise romanticised industry and help young women avoid the same pitfalls she encountered. If they're already in danger, she hopes to inspire them to find a way to dig themselves out of what she knows first-hand
to be a cycle of hopelessness and despair.
It's alright. Let me save you guys money. Most of the people that want to read this book is only to know who she messed with. Spoiler alert: she has sex with kook g rap, marries him and they have a child together. "papa" is method man... Although she didn't want to say his name. Ja rule. These men were married having an affair with this girl. Ice t, vin diesel, usher, p diddy, irv gotti, xzibit.. There that's about it. I think. Go ahead and waste your monies. Wish someone would've warned me!
I don't know how people could say this wasn't well written. It was actually a lot better than I thought it would be, especially after reading the reviews. Like some people said, at one point she basically was a high end call girl, maybe still is, but she had a really hard life before all that, she didn't have a lot of guidance. Most people just want to read this bc of all the people she was with, and I think the names have already been covered. It's def worth reading yourself though. You find out tons of crazy stuff about these celebrities, if you choose to believe it. I do feel bad for her son though. :( although it does get better. Overall, it was super entertaining. Not great 'literature', but def not a waste of time.
I'd been eager to read this for a while and needed a mini escape from my life so I caved. First of all, wow. She holds nothing back and gives great detail about her life and it's sometimes heartbreaking events. Secondly, it definitely took me away in that page turning way I needed. But the pitfalls were the way she breezed through so quickly. I read tons of auto biographies and memoirs and prefer a different style. I just felt like I was sitting still and the story moved by too briskly and didn't bring me inside the emotions. All in all I was satisfied.