I’m on deadline today, so my post needs to be short and sweet.

This one goes out to the reader who e mailed me last week with a confession that she doesn’t feel “sexy” with her fro. I’m definitely going to write a very special “Own Your Fro” post for you, girl! But for right now, all I can do is give you some of the sexiest afro inspiration out there, and simultaneously give you all a teaser for my next Afrobella of the Week. Check out the video and then try to tell me that Betty Davis isn’t the epitome of F.U.N.K.

And as this video will reveal (by lingering lovingly over every blurry inch of her), she was a stone cold fox with an afro to be admired.

Big respect to Gallimaufry for putting Ms. Davis back on my radar. Happy hump day, y’all!

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funkfinder says:
July 25, 2007, 10:04 am
OMG Bella I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Betty Davis! And I love you for digging in the crates and finding bellas most ppl r sleepin on! She is one bad mammajamma!
funkfinder says:
July 25, 2007, 10:05 am
and oh yeah, that "video" is funny as hell. But they weren't really making real videos in them days
titilayo says:
July 25, 2007, 11:13 am
Wooo! Awesome! I love the roll-call of funk masters and mistresses on this song, and I'm so looking forward to that AoTW post. Also, thanks muchly for the link. :)
flygyrl72 says:
July 25, 2007, 1:46 pm
Big ups Bella! Waxpoetics did a in-depth piece on Ms. Davis a few issues back, before I wasn't aware of her. I have one of her pics on my fridge as inspiration. Thanks for giving her some of the recognition she deserves & if you haven't already, check out that interview, the chick was ahead of her time AND endured marriage to Miles Davis...
pt says:
July 25, 2007, 2:24 pm
I actually had the pleasure of seeing Ms Davis in her hey dey live and close up. A beautiful woman I was so trying to emulate and I had all of her music. She was for me the quintessential bad ass, wmona. Certainly something that has been a big influence even in my current persona. Thanks Afrobella, as always you run deep like a cool stream.
WildMagnolia says:
July 25, 2007, 2:32 pm
That was funk-tastic! What a beaufitul Bella, too! Thanks for shining the spotlight on that. I was shakin' my afro all over the place on that one. X
jerseybred says:
July 25, 2007, 2:50 pm
Never heard of her but Betty Davis is FUNKY and hot!!!!!
Trinichica says:
July 25, 2007, 5:45 pm
Betty Davis was HOT & SPICY! I can't wait till my fro is as big as hers!....she rocked the house with that song..After reading your post I searched the internet to find current information about her and found out that she is quite an introvert these days (a far cry from what she was)..It was rather depressing to find out that her fire had died down so much...Thanks for keeping me up to speed....Bella, another great posting yet again.
Blisse says:
July 25, 2007, 6:19 pm
Betty Davis was hot, hot hot! My boyfriend at that time was simply ga-ga for her! Thank You again Bella for lifting us up!
July 25, 2007, 9:03 pm
Betty Davis is HHOOTT!!!! I love that FUNK rock and roll sound that she has goin on!! She's beautiful! And bella pplleeaasseee hurry with the "Own YOur Fro" post, my skin fade has turned into a TWA and I am trying my hardest to work it the best that I can. Love u bella!
D.Blackness says:
July 26, 2007, 9:44 am
I find it hard to be sexy with the fro too but Betty Davis has certainly re-ignited some sexiness within me. Thanks for showing this!
GlamourGirl says:
August 3, 2007, 6:03 pm
She's no Betty Davis, but here's another one that is working the 'fro with some sexiness. NSFW.. http://youtube.com/watch?v=Q3dIKcJa2OY
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February 12, 2013, 8:59 pm
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