Vanity aka Denise Matthews, the hottest of all Prince’s proteges (in my opinion) proved how much a pretty face could be a distraction. She was so beautiful it distracted some people from realizing she wasn’t a strong vocalist. As a kid, I didn’t even notice she was wearing undergarments on stage. The concept of “Vanity 6” was sex of course, the trio that included Brenda Bennett and Susan Moonsie, represented hookers. Allegedly Prince initially wanted Denise Matthews to use Vagina as a stage name but they eventually compromised and came up with Vanity.
What’s funny to me is that their hookers concept required the trio to be styled in panties and lingerie. The same boudoir attire is worn by several modern female singers as regular performance garments. Unfortunately I’ve witnessed women wearing such attire to the night clubs.
Vanity 6 “Nasty Girl”
“Nasty Girl” Soul Train
“Drive Me Wild” wasn’t a popular “Vanity6” single so you may not recognize it. But if you’ve watched the movie “Purple Rain” as much as I have you can hear the beat mixed in with Prince’s opening performance of “Lets Go Crazy”.