88 Keys Speaks On Casting White Girls In His Videos

88 Keys doesn’t discriminate, he just knows what he wants. The producer-turned-rapper recently released a video for “Stay Up! (Viagra),” the lead single off his debut LP, The Death Of Adam.

Starring himself and the song’s guest, Kanye West, as elderly Viagra pill poppers, the clip features 88 pursuing a woman of the Caucasian persuasion. 88 also recently shot a video for “The Friends Zone,” in which he once again courts a fair skin leading lady. XXL recently crashed “The Friends Zone” set and asked 88 whether his model picks were coincidental or premeditated.

“Honestly I’m not really concerned with people’s ethnicities,” 88 told XXLMag.com. “I felt like this video called for the lead… the female that’s playing the lead is of the lighter persuasion and you know I don’t have anything against anybody.”

“You know, I’m actually married to a white woman and my daughters are half black, half white,” he continued. “So hopefully people can look past the ethnicity and race game and just accept it for what it is. It’s a great song. It’s a great alternative rock song and I hope everyone would embrace it.You know I’m really trying to bridge the gap because I’m a lead singer on this song trying to cross over into another genre of music but all that set aside my genre is dope music and that’s what it is pretty much.”

There’s no word on when 88 Keys’ “Friends Zone” video will be released.-Marvin Brandon

  • killa

    these cats look queer yo, i mean im not hating but from the perspective of a street cat, these kids are fucking wierd… and i mean is “white girls” really worth a page XXL?
    wtf is goin on

    • iGotOnMyBackpack79

      street cat? the fuck are you talking about. grown men wear clothes that fit.

      • http://xxlmag.com EMJ

        Yes. White girls is definately worth the spread. Especially if they given head. Them girls can finish the job like no other.

      • killa

        who was talking about clothes?
        and these kids look queer… look at how they dress, their hair, the way they talk, all that – its out of my skin cuz i aint a faggot.

  • marz

    oh really?

    dope music huh?

  • Dunno

    Nigga sounds like a uncle tom damn disgrace to our race

  • http://myspace Heltah Sin Say

    Instead of taking a pretty sista out of the hood or being with what your mother was, These stupid niggas cant wait to have  an ignorant ass white women on they elbow!!! ha, that shit always makes me laugh, as if that white bitch is going to show you something you dont know. now what the fuck you and that cave bitch have in common?. so you got two kids from a white girl, it sound like im a racist but im not, lets just say I think race mixing is not the thing to do, why cant you be with a black women? oh its a two sylabol word “ASHAMED”….

    • ?

      Barack Obama is mixed, oh and hey he’s our president. Or is that wrong too? Seems like you seem to be stuck in the past where the ideals that race mixing is something considered taboo. It’s the 21st century, get over yourself. It’s attitudes liked that which had kept us from moving forward before.

      • Superstar Extraordinaire

        CoSign^^^^^ Barack is mixed…most muthafuckas didnt know that…..also, I’m Latino and my lady is black so my kid is half Mexican half black…..aint nothin wrong with that….that dont make me or my girl a disgrace to our race…..we are always gonna some people givin us dirty looks but we dont give a fuck….we just make em more angry by kissing in front of them

      • ?

        Dude I so had the fucking question mark name before you. Be original.

    • blakesymphony

      a white lady gave us our first black president. Im not saying that it took a white woman to do that, im just saying that great things come from diversity.grow up and quit thinkin like thousands of people didnt dies for you to have the right to throw a white chick in ya vid.

      second.
      if she is hot than thats all that matters, what are you gay? u finna hate on a chick cause she aint your race? really?

      kill yourself…

    • KSA1001

      LOL @ “it sound like im a racist but im not”
      yes..you are.. accept it and live with it.
      Such ignorant comments…cause lord knows all “sista(s) out the hood” is what you want in life and “pretty”
      Mofo ain’t grown up in no hood…love it blind, leave it be.

      PS..love how all the “get a sista from the hood” dudes be the first to bump “bitches ain’t shit” and “whoop that trick” which is it?

    • Shinobi Shaw

      you kickin’ all that “knowledge” & then spell syllable wrong! ha,ha,ha!
      Smart dumb niggas!

  • Dunno

    Shits embarrassing. What a uncle tom, disgrace to our race.

  • ROCstar

    ^^yo u ignorant… white ladies are great in my book, but i dont discriminate. if u like some1, who cares if its interracial. get ur head out the f*ckin 1940s…

    • jmeezy

      cosign with ROCstar. that shit was so long ago. who cares if your white or black everyone is the same inside. im white and i love me sum black men and theres plenty of people around me that hate it and i think everyone needs to get a grip and realize blacks and whites are no different!!!!

  • k0ld

    It’s a damn shame that racism still is active in modern-day society. It really is.

  • blakesymphony

    a white lady gave us our first black president. Im not saying that it took a white woman to do that, im just saying that great things come from diversity.grow up and quit thinkin like thousands of people didnt dies for you to have the right to throw a white chick in ya vid.

    second.
    if she is hot than thats all that matters, what are you gay? u finna hate on a chick cause she aint your race? really?

    kill yourself.

    • anutha_level

      lol…valid points

  • Arcey

    co-sign Killa comment – this isn’t worth a post.

    All you other people who got mad at Heltah Sin’s comment – c’mon! you’ll are like “Live & Let Live” but you tell dude to kill himself?! I prefer black women over white women but that’s a personal choice and I don’t expect everybody to feel like I do.

    88-Keys’ Death of Adam, is very dope, IMO, BTW!

  • It’s Me

    I dont have anything against dude or anything like that but why couldnt he just say, “I casted a white woman because I like white chicks,” and left it at that. Different people like different things. No big deal. I personally dont do the cross over but I cant be mad at anybody who does. Shyt, with the way things are looking these days (with black men being locked up and dying) I might just try out some of the caucasian persuasion.

    PEACE

  • http://att.com manny

    Heltah Sin Say says:

    Instead of taking a pretty sista out of the hood or being with what your mother was, These stupid niggas cant wait to have an ignorant ass white women on they elbow!!! ha, that shit always makes me laugh, as if that white bitch is going to show you something you dont know. now what the fuck you and that cave bitch have in common?. so you got two kids from a white girl, it sound like im a racist but im not, lets just say I think race mixing is not the thing to do, why cant you be with a black women? oh its a two sylabol word “ASHAMED”….

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    hella funny you right lol

  • LB

    Ain’t nothin wrong with castin white girls, as long as they’re tight! What is wrong, is thinkin that you’re goin to thrive in Hip Hop as a freakin alternative rock producer. The last few years has really has seen “alternative rappers” bubble up. But it’s a fad I tell you.

  • BIGNAT

    who cares the video was funny i didn’t even care a white girl was in it. the fact he brought it up makes me think something is wrong with him

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  • The Wayno Show

    Is this really an issue? His music is dope. ‘Nuff said.

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com tony grand$

    All women are pink on the inside………

    • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

      Words have never been spoken truer my brother

      LMAO!!!

    • anutha_level

      too true

  • iGotOnMyBackpack79

    Racism is still alive. thanks to most of you ignorant dickheads in this post

  • Robert

    yeah…who cares,it was a funny video and both those chicks were fine!!

  • $ykotic

    LOL @ Tony Grand$. Thank you!

    Homie even speaking on this subject makes HIM suspect.

  • anutha_level

    c’mon man…i didn’t think ANYthing about the fact that he had a black & white chick in the shit. this cat isn’t the first or last to have white women in his video. fact of the matter is, every ONE of you niggaz who talkin shit would smash that. just like I would…no problem at all. shit, matter of fact…i’d creampie BOTH them ho’z and keep it movin

  • latino heat

    i try to taste every flavor of the rainbow. what i have a problem with is, when somebody says i ONLY date this or that. that’s really closed minded and you never know what you might be missing out on. and if he’s married to a white girl and only puts white girls in his video’s then HE’S the one that’s ignorant and closed minded.

  • JOE FARVER

    THIS POST IS RETARDED, WHITE WOMEN, BLACK WOMEN, SPANISH WOMEN THEY ALL WOMEN. IF YOU A CITIZEN OF THIS COUNTRY YOU PRETTY MUCH GOT WHITE IN YOU. IF YOU WORRIED ABOUT WHAT SOMEBODY SAYS OR THINKS ABOUT YOUR BETTER HALF YOU NEED A FIFTH OF 151 A CHOPPER AND A CASKET GOODNIGHT FUCKER. CUZ LAST TIME I CHECKED PUSSY DIDN’T HAVE A FACE.

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  • Serious guy

    honestly why is this even a big thing at all?
    like to even begin to mention that skin color should be the only reason for exclusion or anything else is just treating people like objects. our whole civilization is already built upon things people do instead of how they look, and those that fuel the negative stereotyping are just ignorant and finding something to pick on. i think we all have preferences when were looking for a mate, and that if skin color matters to you it should be personal and shouldnt affect general bias.

  • mike

    man i got love for everybody, i really do, but i’ll always check for sistahs first cuz that’s who i’m attracted to the most, and alotta niggas like to alienate them for lighter skinned women, i love my black women like none other…one

  • http://xxl.co.uk SCRAPZ

    da thing bout goin wit a white woman is dat you’ll end up turnin white urself. And i hav seen dat happen 2 often. i mean yh u cud fuk sum white chics but in a relationship dats wen you strt 2 turn white.

    • iGotOnMyBackpack79

      How old are you? That was an ignorant ass comment fam

      • http://xxl.co.uk SCRAPZ

        u gt married to a wite chic and see wat happens

  • escobar9300

    Man some of you dudes are so far stuck in the past its crazy. Who give a damn if this dude wants to have white chicks in his music video? Does he owe any of the black or latina video vixens anything? fuck no he dosent, thats just what he wanted in his video and nothing more. This isnt some racially biased decision, and he isnt turning on his fuckin race. Its just what he perfers. Get your minds into this century, homebody dosent owe any of those video vixens shit

  • Shawty J

    If 88 Keys blows up, next thing you know Bossip is gonna have a red dot on his head.