A short review of episode seven of VH1's Single Ladies after the jump. You can read all my reviews of the show here.
At this point, I feel like my reviews are really repetitive so I will keep this short.
April's storyline is so patently unbelievable that it actually made me angry as I watched it. It isn't that I don't think a white woman could be an A&R exec or even that I'm necessarily opposed to April being the vehicle for this story. It's just that everything is so poorly rendered. The show is doing a terrible job of convincing me that April has any knowledge of music or the music industry.
And frankly, as a lifelong hip hop fan, it gave me no pleasure to watch the legendary Biz Markie (playing a fictional character) act like what Tyler Hilton did over that track was dope. If I didn't already know that hip hop wasn't ours anymore, this proved it. A legend debasing himself with a scene that terrible hurt my heart.
- Queen Latifah's character and Val had sex once in college? Snooze. Sure, Queen Latifah channeling her real-life frustration about the constant rumors about her own sexuality in that last scene was a nicely meta, but really the whole storyline was just silly.
- Keisha and Malcolm are together? Yawn.
- Christina's professor wants to make their tryst seriously? Boring.
I'm at a loss as to what to else to write, so …
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