Model Melyssa Ford Sounds Off

Video model Melyssa Ford recently sat down with Vibe Online to sound off about a few things that annoy her. Numero uno on Melyssa’s list is Essence Mgazine and what she calls their “elitist” stance on who they will and won’t have on their cover.

Check out a few of Melyssa’s interview excerpts below…

Melyssa on Essence putting Naomi Campbell on the cover of their September issue:
“They accept a fucking elitist attitude on who they’ll have on the cover and who they won’t? Please. Who was on the cover last month? They were toasting to women above the age of 40, and how beautiful they look, but Naomi’s on the cover? Okay, yes. Granted, Miss Naomi walks a catwalk, and she’s still killing 16-year-old and 20-year-old girls. Yes, but she has serious anger management issues and an overwhelming sense of entitlement, and she is engaged in fucking illegal activity that’s directly related to the blood diamond industry in Africa. And you’re putting her on a pedestal? Is that what you’re doing? But you won’t cover somebody like me because I based the earlier part of my career on my sexuality?”

Melyssa also touched on the never ending message she thinks Essence tends to send black women on how to keeping black men from straying:
“Right now Essence has on the cover, three of the most gorgeous black men ever created on the face of this fucking Earth. They have Blair Underwood who has always done it for me, Boris Kodjoe whose definition in the dictionary is fine, and then they got Lance Gross—chocolatey loveliness. And you know what they fucking have the nerve to have as the fucking title of the cover story? “How To Keep Black Men Happy and Faithful.” And faithful! How dare you?! It makes me fucking sick. [It’s like saying] ‘Women take note—how to keep your black men healthy and keep from straying from you ‘cause it’s your fault.’ And black women wrote this to their fucking counterparts. As if to say, ‘If he strays, it’s your fucking fault. You didn’t cook enough. You didn’t blow him enough. You didn’t fuck him enough. You didn’t do enough to keep your fucking man healthy or faithful.’ O-M-fucking-G! There are times where I’m surprised at the audacity that they fucking have to put something like that on the cover, but they’re regarded as the soul sista’s bible.”

Click here to read Melyssa entire interview. She also touches on the rise of butt pads and why Kat Stacks is such a phenomenon.

Melyssa Ford Develops Stage Play

Actress and Model Melyssa Ford is developing a theatrical production titled “For Vixens Who Have Considered Homicide When the Video Became Too Much,” adapted from Ntozake Shange’s 1975 play “For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf.” Ford will sing and dance in the production that is based on her life and decade in the music industry as the most popular model featured in music videos,” reports EURweb. At press time, details on the run time of the production have not been announced. Ford is also working on a reality series with actresses Elise Neal and Claudia Jordan titled “Single, Sexy and Starving.” The show will be seen on VH1.

Sista Sighting: Melyssa Ford

Here is a sista we haven’t featured on this site in a while- model, spokesperson and wanna-be actress (I saw her in “Three Can Play That Game” and she was very good.), Melyssa Ford. The iconic video vixen was recently spotted attending the premiere of Terrell Owens’ new VH-1 Reality Series, “The T.O. Show”. Melyssa is presently acting as the spokesmodel for Lady Hennessy and regularly travels the country promoting the product at night clubs.

Brown Sistas Take Kontrol

Brown Sistas Melyssa Ford, Teyana Taylor and Teairra Mari look stunning in their various photos for the latest issue of Kontrol Magazine. Melyssa flips the script- keeping her clothes on and instead letting the fellas take it off. Teyana looks eclectic as usual and Teairra looks like she should be getting ready to teach Sunday school (it’s the hair). Teairra has a great single out called “Sponsor,” sadly record stations won’t touch it. Teairra touches on her music career in the mag’s interview- as does Teyanna, who has seen her debut album delayed numerous times.

Read the full interviews here…

Rihanna Pours it Up on Video Set

Rihanna’s long delayed Pour it Up video must be closer to release because the singer has used her Instagram account to share more behind-the-scenes photos from the set.

For those who need a quick refresher, the video for Pour it Up started filming back in May. Rihanna’s bestie, Melyssa Forde, shared photos of the shoot, which you can view here.

The video shoot apparently stalled after director Vince Haycock and Rihanna had a parting of the ways due to “creative differences.”

The two recently took their gripe to Twitter, where Rihanna admonished Haycock, who did nothing more than answer the many questions fans threw at him about the status of the video.

As for the video, Rihanna recently told a fan on Instagram it should finally be released in “a week or two.”

For a brief glimpse, check the video below.

Rihanna Shoots ‘Pour it Up’ Video

Rihanna is shooting the visual to her club anthem ‘Pour it Up,’ and has promised fans it will be her sexiest to date. The 23-year old pop diva channels 50’s screen icon Marilyn Monroe in the stripper-themed video which is reportedly being shot inside of Scores in New York City. Rihanna and her bestie Melyssa Forde shared images from the set via Instagram, which you can check out below.

Pour it Up’ is the third single to be released from Rihanna’s 7th studio album ‘Unapologetic’ and presently sits at #5 on the Billboard R&B Songs chart.

Is Elise Neal the New Val?

Elise Neal and “Single Ladies” actor D.B. Woodside are gracing separate covers of the September issue of Denim Magazine.

It is interesting that Elise would be chosen to partake in a double cover with D.B., mainly because her name has been thrown around as a potential replacement for Stacy Dash, who is rumored to have been fired from “Single Ladies” after the first season.

Elise also has a previous relationship with VH1, the channel that produces “Singles Ladies.” Back in 2009, the actress, along with Melyssa Ford and Claudia Jordan, were working on a reality show for the channel titled “Single, Sexy & Starving.”

So, could Elise take on the role of Val and be believable? Only time will tell. But let’s all be honest… the show isn’t exactly known for having a stellar cast of female actors.

If Elise can fit into Val’s killer wardrobe, I say she gets the job.

Meagan Good Is Today’s Black Woman

Actress Meagan Good, whose latest movie “Jumping the Broom” earned a whopping $15.3 million dollars at the weekend box office, is featured on the June/July cover of Today’s Black Woman magazine.

The 29 year southern California beauty covered a multitude of topics in her interview, including her much blogged about wardrobe choices.

Check out a few excerpts below and don’t forget to look for Meagan’s next movie “Video Girl” opening in an AMC movie theatre near you on April 29th. The film is produced by Meagan’s own Freedom Bridge Entertainment production company and co-stars real life video models Melyssa Ford, Esther Baxter and Angel Lola Luv.

TBW: Is it important for you to communicate your beliefs with what you wear?

Meagan Good: I think there’s a perception of me where I come off as a rebel. I definitely like to hang out and go out to clubs. I seem kind of like a wild child, and in a way I am. But I am also a woman who loves God, and I’m a firm believer in not being judgmental with other people. I am also a believer, as a Christian, going into places other people wouldn’t go because they are too busy judging. It’s about reaching people in dark places.

TBW: Do you see marriage in your future? What are your must-haves in a man?

Meagan Good: I definitely want a family. My criteria for a man: Number one, you just have to be a man of God. That’s at the top of my list, or it’s a no-go. He has to believe in Jesus Christ and really love the Lord. Not someone who just says,“Oh yeah, I’m a Christian,” but someone who is actively trying to live his life that way. Someone who can encourage me and influence me to be a better woman. Nothing means more to me than that.

I believe women are the backbone of relationships and marriages and households.You can’t really have a good man without a good woman. I’m the kind of girl who would sign a prenup in a heartbeat, because I don’t want your money.