Salt N Pepa and Geico?
I saw something last night that disturbed me …
My internal reaction was “Nooooooooooooo!” And included the Darth Vader clenched fist.
Here is what I saw …
Here was my next reaction:
I had a friend in the early 90’s who knew all the words to ‘Shoop’ – she was so cool. Seriously gorgeous, a ‘bigger’ girl and sexy as hell. She was an extra in Less Than Zero (one of my favorite movies). She had dated Nicholas Cage (ok, so she dated him for one night. Ask me privately and I might even tell you what she found in his freezer!)
But to me – Salt N Pepa was always ‘naughty’ in a very liberating good way.
THIS is what Salt N Pepa was to me:
The brother had it goin’ on with somethin’ kinda…uh
Wicked, wicked (oooo) – had to kick it
I’m not shy so I asked for the digits
A ho? No, that don’t make me
See what I want slip slide to it swifty
Felt it in my hips so I dipped back to my bag of tricks
Then I flipped for a tip, make me wanna do tricks for him
Lick him like a lollipop should be licked
Came to my senses and I chilled for a bit
Don’t know how you do the voodoo that you do
So well it’s a spell, hell, makes me wanna shoop shoop shoop
They OWNED their sexiness. They were not taking any crap! They broke down walls with their sensuality and they were successful, powerful women.
From ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’ to ‘Whatta Man’ to ‘Push It’ – they pushed the envelope! It was the song on the radio us girls could sing along to in the car and for a moment we were the ones in charge.
Now when I hear “Whatta man, whatta man, whatta man, whatta might good man” All I’ll see is …
But let’s face it – he is kinda adorable.
And I guess Salt N Pepa are still owning it – they’re taking opportunities to continue their success – pay their bills and introducing a new generation to their music.
Alright – I concede.
You go girls!
Posted on December 7, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged commercials, Darth Vader, Geico, Lets talk about sex, naughty, Nicholas Cage, Push it, Salt n Pepa, selling out?, Whatta man. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.