The condom ad featuring rapper Lil’ Wayne bent over the hood of a police car while an authority figure handles his business from behind, has to be the most ingenious advertising marketing scheme in Hip Hop history.

It sure got my attention!

The company that made the ads, strappedcondoms.com has now released the second in a series of ads meant to advertise the magnum size condoms aimed at street thugs who don’t normally “strap up.”

AIDS is the leading cause of death among black men between the ages of 25 and 44.

The company came under heavy criticism (and ridicule) by bloggers and the hip hop community for the homo erotic imagery in the ads.

But the company feels the message is more important than the response.

So to that end, they have released a new ad which precedes the original in the ad series.

The new ad shows the same authority figure apparently reaching into Lil’ Wayne’s pocket to pull out the condom – and strap up – before he proceeds to bend Mr. Wayne over the hood.

But why didn’t they release this one first? It certainly would have made more sense.

Photo: AP

Most of you are aware of the public lynching of Barack Obama by the racist white media who are caught up in a feeding frenzy over the words spoken by one of Obama’s closest friends.

In YouTube videos posted all over the Internet and shown on national network news, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright spews hateful rhetoric from his church pew.

But the Rev. Jeremiah Wright is not running for president. Why is the media condemning Obama for something his friend said? Obama should be judged by his own merit and character – not by the character of his friends.

I just shake my head at the hypocrisy of people like Sean Hannity who bow down in the presence of that jerk Don Imus who says every crazy thing that comes to mind. But they just excuse Imus as being “eccentric.” Why can’t a black man be eccentric?

The media doesn’t understand that we don’t throw our friends away simply because we don’t agree with their politics.

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Fat Joe calls Kenny Burns on 92.3 Baltimore while doing “Crack Radio”. I wanted to write “Butt Crack radio,” but I won’t do my man Kenny like that, lol. Kenny is so rich but he won’t spread the wealth this way? Wassup?

Kenny hosts the Black Poker Stars Invitational starring everybody under the sun. It airs tonight on BET.

    Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 13:15:02
    From: [Name and email address removed]
    To: sandra@sandrarose.com
    Subject: Anonymous

    I am an employee of an adult store on Piedmont.. There has been a recent ATL up and coming music mogul who comes in quite often to buy dildo’s for himself. Usually he comes in high, buys gay porn and watches it in one of our back rooms… A customer once revealed that he was offering customers [gay activity removed]. I am writing because this is a new and scary underground world… with no protection used… Stop the rising STDs in black women…

    Peace,
    Anonymous… please do not post email address for safety reasons

First and foremost: this is not gossip. I’m simply passing on information from a loyal reader who knows the couple very well. By the way, does Joy look a little long in the tooth to you guys?

    Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 11:04:53
    From: [name and email address removed]
    To: Sandra Rose
    Subject: Never Never Land

    Sandra,

    Good morning. Hope your week is going well so far. I see you posted the new Lyfe video. Did you watch his Access Granted last night on BET? He introduced his co-manager Joy Bounds in the video. What he FAILED to mention is that Joy is not only his co-manager, she is also his woman and the mother of his 2 sons. This is who the song “Never Never Land” is most likely about as well. Of course industry folks know who she is but I really don’t think his fans know. You know all of this (my name and email) is off the record if you choose to print it 🙂

    Anyway, if you need more info, feel free to holla at me. 🙂

Not everyone wants to see the same O same O on every blog.

    Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 09:51:07
    From: “Ms. Chitta Chatta
    To: sandra@sandrarose.com
    Subject: K. David

    Hello Sandra

    I’ve been reading your blog for a few months now and I notice you get hated on a lot. I went to your blog yesterday and saw what you posted from K David. First it made me laugh….because it’s like no matter what you do somebody always has something to say. And I know your haters would probably say that I’m a groupie but that is not the case. What is the point of visiting all these gossip blogs if they all have the same information on them? And if K David already knew Halle had her baby why does he/she need to see it on each and every web site. I come to your web site because I’m tired of seeing African American women being labeld a ho by other sites. Plus I know that you always have something other sites don’t have. So, thank you for deciding not to post the obvious.

    Ms.Chitta Chatta

As I wrote my post last week about ex NY Governor Eliot Spitzer’s fall from grace, I added that David Paterson would be the first biracial governor of NY. In the back of my mind I thought, please don’t let this man turn out to be like every other dog man in power who can’t resist the scent of a conniving woman.

Too late! As every media outlet is gleefully reporting, Governor Paterson has admitted to cheating on his wife with another woman for years! Yes, even blind men cheat! They’re still men aren’t they?

In a stunning revelation, both Paterson, 53, and his wife, Michelle, 46, acknowledged in a joint interview they each had intimate relationships with others during a rocky period in their marriage several years ago.

In the course of several interviews in the past few days, Paterson said he maintained a relationship for two or three years with “a woman other than my wife,” beginning in 1999.

As part of that relationship, Paterson said, he and the other woman sometimes stayed at an upper West Side hotel — the Days Inn at Broadway and W. 94th St.

By the way, it is my personal belief that Michelle is lying about her affair to save her husband’s career. I don’t believe her for one minute.

It tickles me when I hear a woman say, “MY man doesn’t cheat,” as if she’s married to a man who was born without genitals or something. Please remember ladies, it isn’t that your man isn’t strong, it’s that the other woman is stronger.

Oh, if you ladies need the number to a good private detective, holla at your girl. I got you 😉

Ursher and his boo Tameka Foster were spotted shopping in Hollywood surrounded by tight security. Judging by Tameka’s sour puss, I bet she didn’t find that pair of baby mink Ugg boots she had her heart set on.