Yesterday I read an article about a former co-worker who is looking to face 10 years in prison for stealing $165,000 of government funds. Today while at work one of my fav songs "Flashing Lights" by Kanye West then "Hollywood" by Jay-Z, about an hour later "90210" from Wale's debut album Attention Deficit played on the iPod. Now, for some reason this song really caught my attention and not because of the article but because of the lyrics and how some of us would like to Keep Up With The Kardashins but not with our finances.
If you are not a fan of these artist you might ask your self what do these songs have in common with Hollywood? And I will tell you EVERYTHING! You see today we live in the world of Reality TV, when in fact reality TV is the fakest world of all; its not real! Some of us want to live this "90210" life, but can't afford the shirt on our backs. Some of us do "anything for everything" and don't see the harm in it. We don't care about the bridges we burn or how we torture our bodies to live up to the images we are blinded by. We know longer believe in "shooting stars but in shoes and cars", we all aim to be something great in life but some; well let's just say they aim for status that they will never achieve. *oooooh it's the lights*
You see I have friends and family that like to walk around in $100+ jeans, shoes, and handbag...and yes I can admit I'm one of those girls to some extent, but not were it effects my health or finances and not to the point were I want to steal and risk my freedom! I have friends and family that use metro as there only mode of transportation and want Giuseppe Zanotti and Christian Louboutin shoes. They want their partner to drive Beamers and Benz...cars they shouldn't spit out their mouth and shoes they shouldn't be walking in if they don't have the means to have them. I have friends and family who miss meals, not because they can't afford to eat everyday but because they don't want to gain weight or they would prefer to drink their calories not realizing that while she can get in a size 24 and look good on the outside her body is screaming for help on the inside. Learn to keep up with yourself and not the celebs!*blinded by the actions*
So bottom line it's okay to rock the designer labels, it's also okay to rock the Target and Wal-Mart labels as well but remember you must be able to afford them. Most of the hottest celebrities don't pay for shoes, bags, or outfits we crave, they are gifted to them. Control your funds, have your check broke down into threes....BILLS, SAVINGS, AND TAKE HOME PAY. With your take home pay do what you feel. I'm not sitting here on a high horse or anything and I'm a firm believer of getting what you like and want as long as you don't have to sell your soul to get it. Remember that reality TV is not real, it's a mirage! So to all those who live in the world of MTV & BET it's time to wake up and stop living in a dream. You're a regular girl with celebrity dreams but you don't have to end up like the girl in the song. Real talk we all know someone that has lived the life of all three songs; it could end well with you on top or you can be eaten alive in find yourself at the bottom.
LET KEEP IT FASHIONABLE BUT WITH IN REASON!
To check out the song visit itunes for download
Hollywood- Jay-Z Kingdom Come
Flashing Lights- Kanye West Graduation
90210- Wale Attention Deficit
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