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Author: Karen Hunter, Karrine Steffans Narrator: Karrine Steffans Publisher: HarperAudio Audio Length: Release Date: June 2005 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780060880545

Publisher Description

Part tell-all, part cautionary tale, this emotionally charged memoir from a former video vixen nicknamed 'Superhead' goes beyond the glamour of celebrity to reveal the inner workings of the hip-hop dancer industry—from the physical and emotional abuse that's rampant in the industry, and which marked her own life—to the excessive use of drugs, sex and bling.

Once the sought-after video girl, this sexy siren has helped multi-platinum artists, such as Jay-Z, R. Kelly and LL Cool J, sell millions of albums with her sensual dancing. In a word, Karrine was H-O-T. So hot that she made as much as $2500 a day in videos and was selected by well-known film director F. Gary Gray to co-star in his film, A Man Apart, starring Vin Diesel. But the film and music video sets, swanky Hollywood and New York restaurants and trysts with the celebrities featured in the pages of People and In Touch magazines only touches the surface of Karrine Steffans' life.

Her journey is filled with physical abuse, rape, drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness and single motherhood—all by the age of 26. By sharing her story, Steffans hopes to shed light on an otherwise romanticised industry and help young women avoid the same pitfalls she encountered. If they're already in danger, she hopes to inspire them to find a way to dig themselves out of what she knows first-hand to be a cycle of hopelessness and despair.

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  • “Reads like a who’s who of urban music…Ms. Steffans is the first to pull back the covers on the hip-hop industry.”

    - New York Times
  • “An easy, entertaining read…a cautionary tale that contains a timeless message to a new generation of women.”

    - South Florida Sun Sentinel

Awards

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Funny, surprising, fastest thing I've ever read. If you like gossipy news and rap music, this is great. She doesn't give out all the names, which made me think a lot about who it could be. Basically, it's a tell-all about anyone and rarely about her. "

    - Julie, 2/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I enjoyed this book. The autobiography of a troubled girl who looks for acceptance in all the wrong ways, coupled with an inside look at the music industry and the eccentric lifestyles of the people in it. "

    - Mary, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This book was good and was definitely an easy read. It was interesting to learn about this chick's relationships w/ a lot of A list rappers, etc. I got this book done in about 3 days because like I said, it was an easy read and I love gossip books :) "

    - Vasilka, 2/5/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I feel like I need a shower. "

    - Nora, 2/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I read this without purchasing it (I know, not the right thing to do) but I become engulfed with this easy read due to the racy nature. Karrine mentioned a lot of "hot names" in today's celebrity reality circle and left me wondering if it was really all true or not! "

    - Amanda, 1/29/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was a pretty scandolous read. It was a fun though and a bit informing. "

    - Carolina, 1/27/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a mindless read. I enjoyed it! It read like a black TMZ episode. "

    - Travis, 1/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Slut. "

    - Sakeena, 1/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book was ok, you feel some sympathy for her at some points. But her next book made me so sick that I could not finish it just ridiculous with ego ugh "

    - Melissa, 1/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Kinda Sleazy "

    - Jennifer, 1/5/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This book was good but i think that she was a very horible and nasty person, she says she lived this life for her son and that is really ridiculous, it should've been a better way to take of your child. "

    - Ikimacooper, 12/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I found this book interesting in the fact that she was so real about her past .She really told her story and these young girls looking up to these entertainers now in days need to read this book. "

    - Kathy, 11/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " A poor exuse of a memoir with no satisfactory ending, seeminly no lessons learned and filled with delusions of a woman who can't see herself for what she trully is "

    - Linda, 11/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was pretty cool until basically the end. I felt really sorry about her childhood once she left her grandma. Poor parenting caused her lifestyle but it just seemed out of hand toward the end. "

    - Porcha, 10/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " All I can say is to just read this book. "

    - Jamesia, 10/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " An eye opening read about the raunchy truths about the music video industry. It's just one of those types of books that interest me :) "

    - Evett, 10/4/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This book was okay, but I expected more. It was a simple book, but I feel that she didn't tell her whole story. Simply something was missing. "

    - Treyonna, 11/27/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I thought the writing was immature. I was expecting more sluttery too. "

    - Yolanda, 9/23/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " hmmm, this was a very interesting book. Who knows if all she said happened actually did, you never really know. But she sure as hell got around. "

    - Tasha, 6/1/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " If I hadn't spent $25 on this, I would've given it away to the girl at the salon who inquired about it. Too many moments in the book where I had a strong suspicion that she was completely full of it. Total waste of money. "

    - Keena, 1/20/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This selection was entertaining!!! "

    - Paul, 12/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Yep I read it. I loved it. What can I say?! "

    - Lucimar, 10/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I was always told, if you can't say anything nice... "

    - Mindi, 10/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book was very good an interesting..... i recomend this book to those whose like stories an small thrills...... "

    - Te-era, 8/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book was good. Took me one day to read it. I liked guessing what celebrity she was talking about in certain situations. The woman is a hoe but at least she was hoeing with people that were sometimes worth it. I love gossip. "

    - Sy, 5/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " A poor exuse of a memoir with no satisfactory ending, seeminly no lessons learned and filled with delusions of a woman who can't see herself for what she trully is "

    - Linda, 5/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Nothing spectacular but interesting "

    - Jessica, 5/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " The writing and story were alright, but I couldn't get past how easily she described herself as a whore skewed things to make them seem acceptable. "

    - Adam, 4/30/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book was pretty interesting as well as informing. It felt as if I were given permission to read someone's personal diary. I think my peers would love reading this because the author tells all about her personal and secret sexual encounters with numerous male celeberities. "

    - Doneisha, 4/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " If you like to read about celebrity gossip you will most likely enjoy this book. Although I am not a huge celeb gossip queen, I did enjoy parts of this book. It does have an okay story to it. "

    - Brittany, 3/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book is good. I couldn't put it down. The only reason why i bought her second book Was because her first book was good "

    - Isiah, 1/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a mindless read. I enjoyed it! It read like a black TMZ episode. "

    - Travis, 11/18/2010
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " This book was really bad. "Self-pitying ho" is how I would describe the author.Here is a partial list of dudes she slept with:Shaquille O'NealDMXJa RulePuff DaddyIrv GottiUsherah who cares "

    - Amar, 10/19/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " shocking. Great story.but i think the title should've changed to "Confessions of a hip hop ho" coz she gave only a few details about her being a video vixen. "

    - Yuska, 10/18/2010

About the Author

Karrine Steffans is the author of the New York Times bestseller Confessions of a Video Vixen, her debut, tell-all book. She now speaks at universities and celebrity panels and has established the Karrine Steffans Girls Club, the Karrine Steffans Book Club, and the Steffans Commentary on MySpace. She lives in California with her son, Naiim, and is hard at work on her next book.