Much is said about the onesies and skimpy costumes that these pop divas wear today and their overt sexuality, but remember Vanity 6? Thirty years ago this group knocked our collective socks off with lingerie as outfits and explicit records that included moaning and groaning. I still can’t believe my mom allowed me to have this album, but I’m glad she did. It was great music–courtesy of Prince and The Time (Also known as The Original 7ven). Written and composed by Prince with backing music by The Time, “Nasty Girl” went to #1 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 and Hot Dance Club Play charts. Vanity is now a Christian minister and denounces the song.

Kimberly Kennedy Charles

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