Few pop stars have had the impact of Ashanti Douglas. Recognized as "The Princess of Hip-Hop and R&B," the talented songstress has won a Grammy and a slew of other honors, including three American Music Awards, eight Billboard Music Awards, two ASCAP Music Awards, and two Teen Choice Awards. She's also a songwriter, a published poet, a dancer, a model, and a fashion designer.
This week's video is "The Way That I Love You", hot off of her new album, The Declaration. We must confess that it's somewhat disturbing, as it deals with Ashanti's murder of her faithless lover in fairly gory detail. That it turns out to be (astonishingly) a mere fantasy, and not an actual documentary, as we first hoped, mitigates its impact only slightly. Moms and dads may want to impose an age limit on our younger Framed readers.
As is our sacred oath, we really want to know what you think, so please let us know. Has Ashanti gone too far? Or, in fact, has she not gone far enough? Should girls emulate her and actually kill their straying boyfriends? Or is that a bad idea?
Important blog note! Everybody's talkin' 'bout Framed, as they should! This week's shout-out comes from the Elliott Yamin-centric website, Yaminions, who note us as one of the "interesting blogs regarding Elliott." They speak, of course, of our prize-winning March 7th entry, in which we brought our take on E.Y.'s "Wait For You." You'll want to read all about it at http://www.yaminions.com/index.php?blogid=3&archive=2008-03
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