Single-Minded: Montana Fishburne's Daddy Issues
Memo to all the A-list problem children out there: There's a difference between famous and infamous.
But according to a new video featuring Montana's BFF, a girl named Nene, Ms. Fishburne is being controlled and pimped out by her money-hungry boyfriend, Jeremy, aka J Pipes. In the video by Blackarazzi.com (seriously), Nene says that Jeremy, who is currently on probation stemming from a domestic violence dispute, is only out for the "right now." He knows that sex sells, so he wanted to make the porno to get money.
In yet another video (what did we do before the advent of Youtube?), Jeremy, who looks a lot like Corbin Bleu from High School Musical, introduces himself and Chip-D as a new porn couple. He doesn't look like a pimp or even a caricature of one. There is no cheap zoot suit or gold-plated sippy cup. Instead we see just a tiny teenager who looks as if he weighs about 140 pounds soaking wet with rocks in his pockets, mumbling under his breath about a freaky empire.
For her part, BFF Nene, who claims to have both loved and hoed for Jeremy in the past, is also starring in a porno because, unlike Montana, she just loves sex and the porn industry so very much. "Montana isn't that kind of girl," Nene says directly to the camera over the loud easy rock playing in what looks to be a hipster coffee shop. "She's a good person."
Because none of these idiots -- er, children -- look old enough to buy beer, much less sign contracts, who is actually in control of this horrific Sex Chronicles for the Teenaged Soap Opera is still unknown. Laurence Fishburne has, at least publicly, stayed out of it. His child is dragging her name -- and his -- through the mud, and something other than money is clearly at stake. Less than a year ago, folks wondered what ever happened to In the House co-star Maia Campbell; those wondering got a rude awakening that involved mental illness, drugs and prostitution. What's stopping Montana from becoming the next Maia, who is currently in jail again?
Nene says the porn-prostitution ring "is not right for Montana" and that "she isn't that type of girl." But what makes "that type of girl," exactly? What if, instead of "sugar and spice and all things nice," little girls these days are made of something more sinister? Perhaps short attention spans, greed and desperation. Either way, each of these broken little women -- Montana, Nene, Maia -- should strive (and seek help) to become whatever the opposite of "that type of girl" is. Maybe then, boys like J Pipes and Steve Hirsch of Vivid, both pimps, will have only themselves to play with.