The Melania Trump “look-alike” who appeared in a racy T.I. video is opening up about the criticism she’s received after she was seen removing a replica of the first lady’s infamous “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” jacket to reveal her naked body.
A woman worked to impersonate Melania Trump stripping in the White House in a part in a music video. When the 1:00 teaser music video was released on T.I.’s Twitter account, model Melanie Marden got some death threats. The preview depicts Melania trump stripping in the Oval Office and defacing a portrait of President Donald J. Trump.
Model Melanie Marden, who is Canadian, claims she had no intention of making a political statement. “It was an opportunity for me to step outside my comfort zone and play the first lady naked, which I’ve never done before,” she told Inside Edition.
In October 2015, T.I. received a general and social media backlash after he commented on 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s run for the 2016 presidential election: “Not to be sexist but, I can’t vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman. Just because, every other position that exists, I think a woman could do well. But the president? It’s kinda like, I just know that women make rash decisions emotionally – they make very permanent, cemented decisions – and then later, it’s kind of like it didn’t happen, or they didn’t mean for it to happen. And I sure would hate to just set off a nuke. [Other leaders] will not be able to negotiate the right kinds of foreign policy; the world ain’t ready yet. I think you might be able to [get] the Loch Ness Monster elected before you could [get a woman].”
T.I. publicly apologized on Twitter.
Melania Trump’s spokesperson Stephanie Grisham called for a boycott of rapper TI after the rapper posted a video featuring a look-a-like stripping in the Oval Office. CNN’s Kate Bennett reports.