Nelly is brushing
off critics of his video “Tip Drill,” and is planning on producing
a full-length adult movie based around the song and video.
The original video,
which aired on BET’s UnCut late night video show, came under fire from
various African-American groups and women on college campuses across the nation
for it’s portrayal of women.
not trying to put it into a prospective where we demoralize women,” Nelly
told AllHipHop.com. “It was strictly adult entertainment; it wasn’t
to try to demoralize women.”
The chart topping
rapper said his video wasn’t a far stretch from the imagery in Beyonce’s
hit video “Crazy in Love” or Toni Braxton’s 1996 hit video,
“Your Makin’ Me High,” where Braxton and her girlfriends judge
men as an elevator door opens.
And while he defended
his video, he was clear that it should be kept from children.
Drill’ video was made for a program that came on at 3:00 am, when kids
should be in bed,” the rapper reasoned. “Entertainers get a bad
rap. It’s easier to blame us for you not raising your kids and being involved
in your kid’s life.”
two albums Sweat & Suit are currently in the Top 10 on
Billboard’s pop charts.