Puffing on cigars clasped in their three-inch multi-colored talons, these are the women who populate hip-hop music videos.

Hip-hop Honeys‘ was shot by photographer Brian Finke, known for his previous portraits of cheerleaders, body-builders and frat boys. 

He captured the glamorous extras behind-the-scenes at video shoots in a variety of locations including a Park Avenue hotel room and a Harlem cigar bar.

The music video ladies posed up for the camera, dripping in diamond-encrusted crosses and statement earrings. Most extras wore extremely tight cropped tops and tiny shorts while others had stripped down to racy lingerie.

Finke told Slate: ‘A lot of the stuff I do is very straightforward: Pick a subject matter and just obsess about it for a period of time, whether it’s a week or a few years.’

More of the photographers work can be foundhere.

 
Blinging: A 'hip-hop honey' clutches a cigar during the filming of a music video

Blinging: A ‘hip-hop honey’ clutches a cigar during the filming of a music video

 

 
If looks could kill: One hip-hop music video extra poses up with a machine gun in the dressing room

If looks could kill: One hip-hop music video extra poses up with a machine gun in the dressing room

 

 
Sex appeal: One lady lounges on the bed of a hotel room during a break in filming

Sex appeal: One lady lounges on the bed of a hotel room during a break in filming

 

 
Smoking: One of the background hip-hop honeys and a music video star share a puff of cigar smoke under the studio lights

Smoking: One of the background hip-hop honeys and a music video star share a puff of cigar smoke under the studio lights

 

 
Dangerous curves: Some outfits were accessorized with guns om set

Dangerous curves: Some outfits were accessorized with guns om set

 

 
She's got the moves: A hip-hop extra dances on the shoot of a music video

She’s got the moves: A hip-hop extra dances on the shoot of a music video

Ready for my close-up: A starlet prepares for her moment in front of the camera

Ready for my close-up: A starlet prepares for her moment in front of the camera

 

 
Made up: The ladies were extremely glamorous as they vied for attention on the video shoots

Made up: The ladies were extremely glamorous as they vied for attention on the video shoots

 

 
Dozing off: Waiting around for filming proved too much for one young lady

Dozing off: Waiting around for filming proved too much for one young lady

 

 
Hip-hop lifestyle: Music stars and extras chill back stage together during filming

Hip-hop lifestyle: Music stars and extras chill back stage together during filming

 

 
Sharp: No hip-hop starlet worth her salt is ready without her fake nails

Sharp: No hip-hop starlet worth her salt is ready without her fake nails

 

 
Balance: How to navigate of a hip-hop video in six-inch heels

Balance: How to navigate of a hip-hop video in six-inch heels

 

 
Chilling: The hip-hop honeys are the latest collection by photographer Brian Finke

Chilling: The hip-hop honeys are the latest collection by photographer Brian Finke

 
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