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Love & Hip Hop Analysis

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Salina Bailey-Darling
WST 250
Midterm
10/10/13

I’ve decided to do my in-dept analysis based on clips from the reality television show entitled, Love & Hip Hop New York. I thought this would be the perfect show to analyze because it is not fiction; it includes real life people and events. Throughout my analysis I will show how white privilege, internal and external racism, and sexism are all factors that people are faced with on a daily basis without even realizing it. The people that I will be analyzing are Jen the Pen, Raqi Thunder, and Ebro. Raqi comes up with this idea to start a radio talk show on Hot 97 with Jen the Pen. So Raqi sets up a meeting for her and Jen with the program director Ebro from Hot 97. During the meeting Raqi and Jen propose the idea of a talk with two women, which had never been done before. Ebro explains to them that he is not looking for anyone at the moment, but he agreed to come to the meeting because of his love for Raqi. Ebro lets Raqi and Jen know that in order for them to get interviews and credibility they cannot flirt with the guys who come to the radio station. He also informs them that if he does not like the way the show is being conducted, then it will not happen. Raqi and Jen had an audition at Hot 97 which would determine whether their show would become permanent or not. During the audition they interviewed a rapper by the name of Vado. While Raqi was flirting, Jen was trying to stay on track by asking question that would not move in the direction of flirting because that was exactly what Ebro told them not to do. A few days later Raqi and Jen met up to discuss how their audition went and things got out of hand. Jen felt like it was “Raqi’s world” and she was just there. Raqi explains to her that she was just doing her a favor by letting her be apart of what she had been working towards for months. From there, they got into a heated argument where hurtful words were exchange and their partnership ended. “Privilege...