of a rewarding and fulfilling life. While it is unclear whether or not Nelly is aware of the exploitation of women in his video, it is quite apparent that both he and Universal Records are aware of the financial rewards involved in the placement of such sexualized images in the video (Marchand, 2004). Their choice in this regard suggests that we live in a society that values money and status more than consideration for other individuals.
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