A spokeswoman for Melania Trump is asking people to boycott Atlanta rapper T.I. because of his promotional album video that shows a woman resembling the first lady stripping in the Oval Office.
Trump's communications director, Stephanie Grisham, tweeted Saturday asking how the video could be considered acceptable. She also used the hashtags #disgusting and #boycott in that tweet.
T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, tweeted Friday before sharing his new music video entitled "Dear 45, I ain't Kanye." That tweet has since been taken down.
The video features a Melania lookalike dancing in what is supposed to be the Oval Office. In the clip, a woman is wearing a jacket that reads "I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?"
The first lady wore a jacket with that wording on her way to visit migrant children in Texas, a move she was sharply criticized for. She said recently in an interview with ABC News that she wore the jacket to troll reporters.
In T.I.’s video, Trump’s lookalike strips out of the jacket.
T.I. has recently posted on Instagram that he was done working with rapper Kanye West, who is a President Donald Trump supporter.
“At one time it was a pleasure to work alongside you... now, I’m ashamed to have ever been associated with you," he wrote on that Instagram post. "I’ve reached my limits. This is my stop, I’m officially DONE!!!!,” He revealed that he had turned down West’s invitation to join him at the White House, a meeting he called the "most repulsive, disgraceful, embarrassing act of desperation & auctioning off of one’s soul to gain power I’ve ever seen."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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