In this music video there are many stereotypes that are supported and some that are challenged. First of all there is not a single white person in the video and the people that are represented are portrayed as stereotypical African Americans. Most noticeably is the area they are in is clearly a poor with cracked streets, graffiti all over the walls and holes in peoples windows. The men in the video are dressed in baseball caps and baggy clothing and the women are all wearing scandalous dresses and revealing tee shirts. The most important stereotype that is portrayed is the use of violence and weapons amongst African Americans.
The main premise of this song is about killing and violence. Multiple times throughout the music video a guns is presented and not only by the Rihanna, but by others as well. This demonstrates that in this lower class African American society it is acceptable and almost expected that people carry guns or a weapon of some kind and... [continues]
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