While perusing my comments section last week I stumbled upon a discussion about former record exec E-Class and former Miami rapper Jacki O. E-Class is the formidable looking gentleman in this photo with rapper The Game at STORY's Halloween bash last week.
Until I eavesdropped on my readers' convo I had no clue that hip hop had its own version of Hollywood's infamous casting couch for female rappers. Intrigued, I did a Google search of my own and found this fact-filled writeup by the now-defunct blog Realgossip101, in which Jacki explains how she found herself flat on her back working hard for her $10,000 recording contract advance.
(The commentary is by the blog owner, not me.)
“Everybody that signed [to Poe Boy] had gotten their advance money, but when it came time for me to get my advance, I had to f*ck for my advance. It was ten stacks and I had to f*ck for it. So naturally it wasn’t something that I’m proud of doing. And I don’t advise any female to get into no business – be it music or whatever – and get exploited like that. [E Class] told me I had to have sex with him to get the ten stacks. That’s how me and him got into a relationship. But that was a situation I had to face, and I made the wrong turn. But I’m from the hood and if somebody offers you ten thousand dollars at one time to get out of the hood, and lets you go for your dream of doing music, you’re gonna run to that.”
--Miami rapper Jacki openly admitting and confirming rumors to Hip Hop Weekly about f-ing E-Class, a d-list record executive to secure a record deal with independent record label Poe Boy Records. Mmm-mmm-mmm. Ol girl did all that screwing and still couldn't score a Top 100 'hit' with her one and only semi-popular single Nookie; and if you didn't tune in to BET's now defunct after-hours video music show, Uncut, chances are you have absolutely no idea of what I'm talking about. And I'm willing to bet that those '10 stacks' (in advance money...advance money that has to be paid back) went straight into her local tattooer's needle. So in the end, she really ain't got shit to show (besides her fifteen minutes of fame for allegedly kicking Foxy Brown's ass at a Miami studio a couple of years ago) for shamelessly flopping her ass onto the infamous casting couch.
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