My Ginga (a parody, just a tad explicit)  

Original song: YG, My Ni**a

What happens when 100 gingers meet in a park? This does.

Youre probably wondering, who in the hell is this teeny-tiny ginger and how in the world did this video come to be?

Im Calvin Michael West, and this video happened because I love hip-hop, funny shit, and most of all, being a ginger.

Like most ginger hip-hop impresarios in training, I drive a white Subaru. It was in said Subaru that I spent a solid two-weeks listening exclusively to the YG track, My Ni**a (when I couldnt get good reception on National Public Radio).

Over the weeks, I started to craft my own ginger-fied lyrics to the song in my head—and then with the help of a few creative pals, and a giant gaggle of ginger volunteers, we decided to make this thing real.

No, Im not expecting to become a rap titan as a result of this video. No, I do not have a formal posse (though qualified candidates should apply). And yes, I am considering getting a grill.

So, please enjoy, and share with your ginger friends—because you KNOW they’re not outside. (It's July and sunny everywhere.) 


Creative Team
Written and performed by Calvin Michael West
Producer: Jaime Tosio
Director, Editor: Rian DeVos
Videographer: Korey Clark
Hype Girl: Kat Dahlen
Lady ginga: Vanessa Vellozzi


Crew
AJ Kiefer, Bin Chen, Danielle Simpson, Diana Dickerson, Greg Madrigal, Matthew Loebman, and Nick Elster. Shout out to Jim Macilvaine at the Oakland Film Office. 


Cast
Aerin Sizelove, Alyssa Simpson, Amber Van Weerden, Anna Clayton, Brandon Finn, Chris Riley, Christine Darnell, Courtney Kuhlman, Derek Hart, Dustin Brown, Erin Yonke, Genevieve Gorjance, Jason Canada, Jason Giordano, Jennifer Fisher, Jessamy Cadigan, Jessica Ruddell, Julia Nagel, Kathryn Burr, Laura Driscoll, Lisa Franzetta, Lisa Shultz, Matthew Schoolfield, Melissa Racklyeft, Michelle Smith, Patrick Williams, Pam Balmuth, Paulette Carles, Sally Riley, Sarah Williams, Sean Fuller, Sophia Fontano, Steven Frese, Teiki Kimball, Teri McCollum, Tiffany Hakseth, Tom Brearley
 


Lyrics
I said that I got pride for my motherfucking gingas
Most likely I'ma blind y'all with this pigment
I've been shading outside, all day with my gingas
And I ain't going in, unless I'm with my ginga
My ginga, my ginga
My ginga, my ginga (my motherfucking gingas!)
My ginga, my ginga (my ginga, my ginga)
My ginga, my ginga

First thing first, I love all of my gingas
That sun comin out, I protect my gingas
You lookin for some screen, let me call my ginga
He got it from walgreens, I need all mines ginga
Some gingas spray screen, some gingas use cream
Got gingas in the park, it ain't dark, they gettin pink
That's a ginga mess up, they got that aloe rubbed up
I got those long sleeves if you gingas wanna act up
She leavin the salon, no that ain't my ginga
She thinking she auborn, no that ain't my ginga
Save a ginga space, shit, that's my ginga
Huddle up in the shade, yeah, that my ginga
Freckles on my face, yeah, we twins my ginga
Got that temper hot, just a myth my ginga
Fuck them other colors cuz I'm down for my gingas
I got pride for my gingas, fuck them other colors

I said that I got pride for my motherfucking gingas
Most likely I'ma blind y'all with this pigment
I've been shading outside, all day with my gingas
And I ain't going in, unless I'm with my ginga
My ginga, my ginga
My ginga, my ginga (my motherfucking gingas!)
My ginga, my ginga (my ginga, my ginga)
My ginga, my ginga

Just know I'm down with the gingas down for me
I got two words for you, love and loyalty
I asked my lady ginga if she'd marry me
She got them special genes, she turn brown, not pink
Me and my fine ass ginga gettin twisted
Got them copper eyes and that tan, she hella gifted
You know they fuck with you all day, my ginga
But when I see you out I'm like "hey, my ginga!"
Drink that vitamin D by the case my ginga
Drink that vitamin D and get minerals my ginga
Me and my ginga over thirty, tryna chase them figures
Who got a job? Who got promoted? Don't stop, go bigger

I said that I got pride for my motherfucking gingas
Most likely I'ma blind y'all with this pigment
I've been shading outside, all day with my gingas
And I ain't going in, unless I'm with my ginga
My ginga, my ginga
My ginga, my ginga (my motherfucking gingas!)
My ginga, my ginga (my ginga, my ginga)
My ginga, my ginga

My ginga ain't fake, got gingas round the Bay
My ginga got that carpet that matches those drapes
My ginga stand tall, my ginga a good mate
My ginga we shrinkin, my ginga procreate
And we still gettin dissed, my ginga, my ginga
Buzz Feed postin' lists, my ginga, my ginga
Got that recessive gene, my ginga, my ginga
It's chromosome 16, my ginga, my ginga
My ginga. my ginga
All these my ginga and I ain't going in, ain't tryna leave my ginga
Blondie see me and wanna leave with a ginga
But I had to say no 'cause I came with my ginga
My gingas my gingas
I need a set of wings 'cause I'm too fly, ginga
And I'm all about my business like a suit and tie ginga
I got pride for my ginga (believe that)

I said that I got pride for my motherfucking gingas
Most likely I'ma blind y'all with this pigment
I've been shading outside, all day with my gingas
And I ain't going in, unless I'm with my ginga
My ginga, my ginga
My ginga, my ginga (my motherfucking gingas!)
My ginga, my ginga (my ginga, my ginga)
My ginga, my ginga (my motherfucking gingas!)
My ginga, my ginga (my motherfucking gingas!)
My ginga, my ginga