Look Harder: Original Ballers

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We saw this the other day in plain sight. An older woman wearing a fur coat, zebra leggings, and an array of accessories (ie, pink bow in the hair). She’s also counting countless one-hundred-dollar-bills, as though they were bananas. It’s a magical blend of “I’m rich” and “I don’t care.”

The truth is that she’s playing with the money as though it’s not even real -- as though it’s monopoly money. When does cash lose value to the point that you can parade it on the street (either in ignorance or as another fashion accessory)?

What would you think if you saw the same thing in a rap video?

Original photo by Joey Camire.