Call Moesha! Countess Vaughn Needs Some Intervention

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Posted August 18, 2016 by J Matthew Cobb in Features
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That’s not how it works. That’s now how any of this works.

 

countessvaughn-01Countess Vaughn is getting roasted by critics and on social media, and damn right she should.

A new single, “Do You Love Him?,” accompanied by a music video, was released this week. And it’s not looking or sounding good. Without trying to write a painful track review, the song can be described as a bad rip-off of Destiny’s Child’s “Survivor” attached to some very Nokia cell phone-recorded vocals and a set of lyrics that’s not even worth trying to hum. It feels like something snatched off a very bad B-movie programmed on late-night BET. The video isn’t any better. Vaughn’s facial expressions are so ghastly that she looks as if she been rammed up the ass by a raging bull. For an actress, this isn’t a good look on her. And for a singer who could have been a R&B jewel, this certainly erases any chances of a musical career. It’s the mother of mistakes. And one that her agent or publicist should have written off like a forgotten bad investment.  And poor Jenseen Atwood, known for his role as Wade in the LOGO TV series Noah’s Arc. Although he’s only playing a supporting role in the video, as the cheating boyfriend, if this leaks out to a larger audience, this could be the kiss of death for any major roles.

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If you’re unfamiliar with Vaughn, you may remember her resume from years back. She rose up as a child star competing as a little something on Star Search, blowing audiences away with her ridiculously grown-folks pipes. She later moved on to 227 and much later on Moesha and the spin-off The Parkers, where she played opposite Brandy Norwood and comedienne Mo’Nique as the sassy big-mouth teenager Kimberly Parker.

Please tell me this is just a comedy reel. A spoof of bad R&B. Something to make us laugh. And not to be taken serious.

Watch the music video below (while you can).


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J Matthew Cobb

Managing editor of HiFi Magazine


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