When we created this msn emoticons collection, 'bling' was the word on the street. Think of Ali G or hip hop if you don't know what we mean when we're talking about bling free msn emotions. We decided we wanted to bring some 'bllng' msn emotion to My Emoticons. Bling is all about being flashy and flaunting what you've got. Think full on grandiosity. We wanted to make sure we got the flash factor into our msn emoticons designs.
This is a rich man's world (they don't need free msn emoticons!). The greater your spending power the more successful you're seen to be. We started our collection with msn emoticons that we think capture the bling persona.
We love the small details on these msn emoticons: the shades on 'pimp' smiley face and details like the cigar he's smoking. The medallion msn emoticon was inspired by Ali G and the huge rings and necklaces that he wears in 'Da Ali G Show'. The 'Yo-yo' msn emoticon was inspired by the world of hip hop. If you've got bling msn emotions, use these msn emoticons to show some real attitude. Don't hold back, we say express your bling msn emotions.
If you want a more precise definition, the term 'bling' is a hip-hop slang term that refers to elaborate, gaudy jewelry and other accouterments (just take a look at our msn emoticons), and also to a lifestyle built around excessive spending and ostentation. The term 'bling' started being used in the late 1990s by rap artists B.G and Cash Money Millionaires.
Some rappers have spoken out against bling culture. Missy Elliott spoke out against the bling culture because she believed it was encouraging young black men and women to spend their money irresponsibly. We say, good point! We want our msn emoticons to be about having fun. Perhaps we should create black msn emoticons instead of yellow ones for the bling msn emoticons collection.