Melania Trump’s Spokeswoman Calls For T.I. Boycott After Rapper Airs Racy Video With First Lady Look-Alike
The rapper’s latest racy video is for an unnamed song off his new album Dime Trap and shows a Melania doppelgänger dancing suggestively in the Oval Office next to T.I. She is first shown wearing heels and the first lady’s infamous green “I really don’t care, do you?” jacket that she wore while visiting immigrants at the border, but then throws it off and appears to be completely naked.
I ain’t Kanye. 😳 pic.twitter.com/BCS8nkbn1M
— T.I. (@Tip) October 13, 2018
In a tweet sharing the video, T.I. wrote to President Donald Trump, “Dear 45, I ain’t Kanye,” a clear dig at both Trump and Kanye West, who met together at the White House last week in a highly-publicized encounter.
“How is this acceptable,” Melania’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham tweeted, adding the hashtags ‘#disgusting” and “#boycott.”
— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) October 13, 2018
The music video begins with an audio clip of a reporter saying, “Melania Trump did not go to Mar-a-Lago with the president this weekend, which has a lot of people wondering…”
T.I. is also shown smoking a cigar in the Oval Office, and a portrait of Trump is briefly seen being defaced.
In a recent interview with ABC News, Melania said the jacket shown in the video was a veiled criticism of the media, which — along with many people on social media — has often slammed her for her attire.
Birther Queen Melania Trump says she wore the ‘I really don’t care’ jacket “for the people and for the left-wing media who are criticizing me. And I want to show them that I don’t care.” Cuz she is all about bringing people together. Hey, #BeBest! pic.twitter.com/LP39Bda2ID
— Khary Penebaker, Fx (@kharyp) October 13, 2018
Although T.I. hasn’t explicitly called out Melania for anything, he did criticize West after the rapper met with Trump, saying he his “officially done” with his fellow hip-hop artist.
“This is the most repulsive, disgraceful, embarrassing act of desperation & auctioning off of one’s soul to gain power I’ve ever seen,” T.I. wrote on Instagram about the meeting between the pair. “If you listen closely you can hear the tears of our ancestors hit the floor.”
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Now I’ve been extremely patient and made it a point to not jump to any premature conclusions about Ye’& his antics… Partially due to the lessons learned from the outcome of other similar situations dealing wit my brother Wayne (which I admittedly mishandled a bit in hindsight) But now this shit is next level,futuristic Sambo,Hopping Bob, Stephen off Django ass shit Ye!!!! From what I can gather… This is the most repulsive,disgraceful, Embarrassing act of desperation & auctioning off of one’s soul to gain power I’ve ever seen. Now I recall you asking me to come with you to have this meeting and I declined (naturally)… but bro… if ain’time I would’ve been in there wit you and you behaved that spinelessly in my presence,I feel that I’d be compelled to slap de’Fuq outta you bro For the People!!! You ass kissing and boot licking on a whole new level &I refuse to associate myself with something so vile,weak,& inconsiderate to the effect this has on the greater good of ALL OUR PEOPLE!!!! I’m a true believer in “It ain’t what you do,it’s how you do it.” And this shit is regurgitating🤮! At one time it was a pleasure to work alongside you… now, I’m ashamed to have ever been associated with you. To all the people who follow Ye musically,socially, or even personally….who are confused, heartbroken, infuriated…. Let me make this clear… THIS SHIT AINT COOL!!! THIS IS A MOVE YE MADE FOR YE!!! THIS IS A PLAY TO PUT HIM IN A POSITION HE’D LIKE TO SEE HIMSELF IN…WE ARE NOT ON HIS MIND AS HE MAKES THESE COMMENTS AND DECISIONS. Don’t follow this puppet. Because as long as I’ve lived I’ve learned that it benefits a man nothing at all to gain the world,if to do so he must lose his soul. We just saw Mr.West’s Soul on auction. If you listen closely you can hear the tears of our ancestors hit the floor. All I can say is… I’ve reached my limits. This is my stop,I’m officially DONE!!!! 🖕🏽Trump & His Lil Cookie Boy. #USorELSE✊🏽