X

TI Attacks Melania, Kanye With 'Vulgar' Video

TI music short shows actress who looks like first lady dancing naked on fake Oval Office desk
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 17, 2018 8:43 AM CDT
This Sept. 14, 2018, file photo shows rapper TI on the porch of his grandparents' home where he grew up in Atlanta.   (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
camera-icon View 1 more image

(Newser) – It's a "vulgar attack" against the first lady, and it comes courtesy of Clifford Harris. The rapper otherwise known as TI has a new short music video out, and it has sparked an angry response out of the White House thanks to a Melania Trump lookalike. In the clip, which TI tweeted Friday, the rapper sits at a desk in a fake Oval Office shortly after President Trump (shown in stock footage) is shown leaving the White House. Enter an actress who looks eerily like the first lady and who's sporting a knockoff of the "I really don't care do u?" jacket that Melania took heat for a few months back. The woman proceeds to then strip the jacket off and gyrate naked on the desk in front of TI.

The first lady's camp isn't happy. "Like it or not, she is the first lady and this is the White House," Melania Trump spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham says in a statement to CNN. "It's disrespectful and disgusting to portray her this way simply because of politics." She adds that "these kinds of vulgar attacks only further the divisiveness and bias in our country—it needs to stop." Some are pointing out another person caught up in the periphery of this commotion: Kanye West. TI noted last week that he was "officially done" with "Ye" after West's bizarre Oval Office visit with Trump on Thursday. In his tweet that pushed the Melania Trump-themed video, TI made sure to note: "Dear 45, I ain't Kanye." (Read more Melania Trump stories.)

My Take on This Story
Show results without voting  |  
29%
2%
15%
12%
2%
40%