T.I. Under Fire After Music Promo Video With Melania Trump As A Stripper

Contributed by Shawna Mizelle

Rapper, T.I. has been vocal about his political opinions for some time now. It didn’t come as a surprise for many when T.I. publicly addressed his disdain with Kanye West following West’s meeting with President Donald Trump.

In a long Instagram post T.I. said, “You a** 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!!!!”

He went on to say, “At one time it was a pleasure to work alongside you… now, I’m ashamed to have ever been associated with you.”

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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✊🏽

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What did come as a surprise was T.I.’s music promo video for his latest album which he released on Twitter. He released the video with a simple caption. “Dear 45, I ain’t Kanye.”

The video depicts a first lady Melania Trump look alike.  The stunt double is seen wearing nothing but a jacket that reads, ‘I don’t really care. Do you?’ The jacket has been popular and controversial since Melania Trump insensitively wore it to a children’s shelter for migrant kids in June. In the one minute video we see the woman depicted as Melania giving a strip tease to T.I. in the oval office.

The First Lady’s Director of Communications responded to the allegations directly on Twitter and called for a T.I. boycott.

Many people shared their differing opinions. Some people pointed out the fact that Melania Trump used to model and she has posed nude before arguing that the video wasn’t disrespectful. Others said Melania Trump is the first lady and should be respected as such. The remaining people reminded everyone of Trump’s misogynistic tendencies.

Do you think T.I. was wrong? Let us know in the comments.

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