Video Review: Tatyana Ali, Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz "Daydreamin’"

In a sky blue sweater and black pants, Tatyana Ali dances outside the airport. Further in the building , she and her friends dance. She wears the same sweater but in lavender. The scenes rotate for about 30 seconds.

She walks to the next window. There, a poster advertises Caribbean Travel with a shirtless man sailing. She fantasizes lying on the boat as he pulls at the rope. He leans towards her, smiling.

She heads for the next door and opens it. She sees a young Indian woman advertising India Air. She folds her arms across her chest. She fantasizes herself dressed as the Indian woman living in a castle. A teenage boy peeks at her from the corner in awe of her. He kneels beside her, his hand in his pocket.

She enters through another door and finds herself outside on the street. wearing an orange tube top. Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz flatter her. Shy, she giggles and turns her head away.

Wearing the orange tank top, she and her dancers perform outside the airport.

Next, she looks down at her body, surprised to be in a burgundy red dress. A young man grins when he sees her. She walks to him and they dance.

She frowns, seeing herself back in sky blue sweater and looks to see if the young man was real.

Rating: 3.5/5

Tatyana Ali has dreams of traveling the world. In each country, she thinks of the boy she would meet on the beach and invite her to go sailing. He would be muscled like the man in the advertisement. Perhaps in India, she would be courted by a prince and live in a castle. Maybe she would find a guy in the States, waiting for his flight. It would be like the movies.

Laid-back and humble, she wears the same sweater (but in a different color). She sticks to casual black pants. She only shows a little of her mid-riff. It nearly covers her belly button. She’s surprised that Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz wanted to be on her song. Although she’s interested in guys, a full-scale long-term relationship would be too much for her at this point.

She avoids the child star sense of entitlement, viewing herself like everyone else. Her celebrity is separate from her identity. For her, being on a television show is a job. It won’t last forever and she has to look to other ventures, like singing in order to keep working.

Director: N/A Year: 1998

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Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit ,Greatest City Collective, 45 Magazine ,Fevers of the Mind, Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kirstofia anthology. and forthcoming in Scrawl Place

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