"Since black female sexuality has been represented in racist/sexist iconography as more free and liberated, many black women singers, irrespective of the quality of their voices, have cultivated an image which suggests they are sexually available and licentious.....the black female gody gais attention only when it is synonymous with accessibility, availability, when it is sexually deviant" (Hooks, 65-66).
Let's be honest, we probably wouldn't even know who Lil' Kim was if she hadn't presented herself as the sexual seductress that she is. Do you think she would have been able to get away with her sexually charged lyrics if she were white?
Below is Lil' Kim's video for "How Many Licks." No lie, the immature 6th grader within me came out and I started to blush upon watching this.