VICE is one of favorite Documentary programs on HBO, they’ve become famous for going around the globe and capturing drama in some of the most dangerous places in the world.
This time around, they venture into something a lot less dangerous at least for them but not for those they’re filming. This topic is something we’re all very familiar with in the world of Hip Hop, the fake booty.
VICE explored the underground world of butt injections in Miami and talked to folks who are about that life, from doctors, victims of wrongful procedures, strippers at King Of Diamonds and those who has been accused of assisting in a black market operation.
What you may not know is that this practice isn’t new and didn’t start with Hip Hop, in fact it didn’t even start in the states. It actually dates back to the 1940s during World War 2.
VICE also visits the world famous King Of Diamond strip club where they interviewed strippers who went from “regular stripper money to superior stripper money,” thanks to plastic surgery that cost them five figures.
As much as it’s talked about in our culture I didn’t realize just how rampant this was in the general public.
Check out the episode below.