T.I.’s ‘Dime Trap’ Promo Video Featuring Melania Trump Look-Alike Sparks Response From First Lady’s Team
T.I. is no fan of President Trump—he’s made that fact loud and clear in the past. But his latest attempt to degrade the Commander in Chief has sparked outrage after he tossed the First Lady, Melania Trump, into the mix.
On Friday (Oct. 12), Tip shared a promotion video for his new Dime Trap album, only this one isn’t your average album ad. In the clip, we see the president leaving the White House grounds in his helicopter. T.I. is then shown getting comfortable in the Oval Office. Shortly afterward, a Melania Trump look-alike strolls out and does a seductive strip tease for the rapper, eventually ending up in her birthday suit. She is then lead away by the MC. The caption reads: “Dear 45, I ain’t Kanye. 😳.”
Needless to say, the video has drawn outrage. The First Lady’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham is calling for a boycott of the Atlanta rapper, after labeling the visual “disgusting.” On Saturday (Oct. 13), she tweeted, “How is this acceptable? #disgusting #boycottT.I. @Tip.”
The savagery displayed by T.I. follows his lengthy reaction to Kanye West’s recent White House visit, where he called out Yeezy for selling his soul. “This shit is next level,futuristic Sambo,Hopping Bob, Stephen off Django ass shit Ye!!!!” he wrote on Instagram “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.”
Check out the video that sparked the outrage and the reaction below.
I ain’t Kanye. 😳 pic.twitter.com/BCS8nkbn1M
— T.I. (@Tip) October 13, 2018
How is this acceptable? #disgusting #boycottT.I. @Tip https://t.co/HvnFahfsVK
— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) October 13, 2018