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Advice for Farnsworth Bentley

Farnsworth Bentley, the Black metrosexual who became famous by holding umbrellas over P. Diddy's head and baby sitting the Band is now considering a rap career among other ventures. I think that's a big mistake.

He should continue being on MTV, doing skits on Outkast albums, and dancing with legends at the Grammy's. I hope he succeeds in his umbrella business, the movie script he's writing with Andre 3000, the comedy he's working on for Fox, and the promotional gig he landed with Courvoisier.

But Bentley, leave the rapping alone!

Making an album is the most uninspired idea you've had. Show us there's more than one way to hustle in this game. Leave the stunts to those who don't respect the culture and think we will buy whatever garbage they dump on the store shelves. Even an ok effort on may doom your career (think Madd Rapper).

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Did you read the piece on him in XXL? He basically said that Farnsworth Bentley was a character he created out of his real life persona. What inevitably happens to anyone in the entertainment industry who comes up with a character? They either become a rapper or a comedian.

Posted by: Cal Ulmann at Mar 20, 2004 11:42:23 PM

I love him and although I am female, I carry myself in such a manner. People label me as super classy, and preppy. Wow but GOD blessed Bentley to use what God has given him. Do you, and remember you have a fan in me. You know we all would like to be in his shoes, but it's up to GOD to see fit. Stay focused! Keep GOD first. Ms. Peron

Posted by: CHerone Peron at May 11, 2004 2:14:09 AM

hey don't worry about what them haters say you are not any of those bad things they say about you just keep on doing what you doing your fine , dress nice, and have class about yourself they just don't know class when they see it

Posted by: kayla at May 31, 2004 6:40:56 PM

Mr. Bentley's email is [email protected] His cell phone is 310-497-3357
Call him, He has crossed me and I think it is about time that he gets his karma back.
Derek Watkins. You know you are gay bro, you hit on me and I turned you down. Stop playing and taking photographs with Faune Chambers, WE ALL KNOW THAT IS A FRONT!!!!!!

Posted by: [email protected] at Jul 23, 2004 5:53:29 AM

Mr. Bentley is the sickest rapper out there right now. Howcan u hate on him. his ryhmes is sick. that stuff he was spittin on the kanye west joint was off the chain. This guy is gonna go farther than any of u could imagine. hes doin movies,songs, everything. theres nothing he wont stop at.

Posted by: Lanky at Oct 5, 2004 11:58:37 AM

p diddy is so weak. bentley stay away from him.

Posted by: skittles at Nov 6, 2004 11:35:10 AM

I love you B even if you are ecletic.
You are smart and very talent.

Posted by: T at Dec 2, 2004 11:27:11 AM

Anybody know how I can contact Farnsworth Bentley (Derek Watkins)? I'm a distant relative of his. Thanks

Posted by: Stephanie at Jan 21, 2005 3:30:28 PM

Anybody know how I can contact Farnsworth Bentley (Derek Watkins)? I'm a distant relative of his. Thanks

Posted by: Stephanie at Jan 21, 2005 3:30:51 PM

farnsworth bentley is the best rapper out there plus he can put down some moves so why be hate'in

Posted by: suga girl at Feb 21, 2005 11:46:45 PM

This group is for the people that are true. Not for people who believe in false prophecies. Nom De Guerre is a front and everyone in New York knows it. They are very confused and uneducated on what they are about. The front of the store is supposed to be about Revolutionaries and reinforcing different ways of thinking other than what the current culture climate is at right now. They want to stand for anarchy, socialism, maoism, muslim cultures but at the back of the store they sell Nike's. Anyone with a brain will tell you that doesn't make sense and also the fact that they sold Ice Creams makes you think twice about what they are really about. Money means more to them then being REVOLUTIONARY like they are "trying" to be. Maybe the owners are really uneducated? i am sure that they do not know one thing about politics and rely on their friends for that. I am sure that they never heard of a radio news station called Democracy Now. Eventhough, the downtown scenes and stores like Supreme have paved the way for their little trendy store, they don't seem to grasp what their meaning is.

Not to mention that one of the owners is a major prick pussy bitch.

If he is so into Anarchy and Skin Heads, why would he rely on the law to help him when a girl beats his ass infront of the whole downtown crew of Chloe Sevigny and Leo Fitzpatrick?

He ain't no Revolutionary. He is just some kid from California who thinks he knows what he is doing.

I don't think Farnsworth Bentley should shop there because the girl who beat ISA SAALABI up is Farnsworth and Andre 3000's friend.

Also, that HOLLY HARNSONGKRAM... you know that ISA is totally having sex with other girls and it is sad that you are okay with it and that you think you can control him with the store. You sad thing you... no, you sad OLD thing.

Posted by: Samantha at Mar 19, 2005 3:02:54 AM

Mr. Farnsworth Bentley, baby, I like the way YOU move (ya heard me!) I'd love to watch you swing that umbrella baby. SWING IT!!!

Posted by: Jordan at May 3, 2005 12:38:10 AM

There is going to be a major event in Washington DC in 2007. A 50 year salute to Blacks in Fashion (a red carpet award show). Just to get your opinions would you travel and stay in DC for over 5 days for this event? It is suppose to last one week which would include concerts and galas and seeing your favorite actors and designers rip the show.

Posted by: lala at Jun 29, 2005 1:17:31 PM

I consider you a distant mentor. I am an up and coming black image consultant with my own business. It would be amazing if you would make a guest appearance in a small town called Rochester New York (the home of Kodak). Maybe you could give a bro. a few tips and hints on success. Be cool and be blessed.
Mel J

Posted by: Mel J at Jun 20, 2006 12:15:53 AM

Mr. Bentley is doing great things for our young men and we should let him do just that! BTW the contact info is FAKE!

Posted by: Joy at Apr 17, 2009 1:37:32 AM