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T.I. decided to go after Donald Trump by taking a shot at the first lady in a recent promo video for his Dime Trap project, and the backlash received was out of control. While many American’s are displeased with the current president, many believe that dragging Melania Trump into the mess is unacceptable.
T.I. employed a Melania Trump look-alike, who wore the famous “I Really Don’t Care” jacket before taking it off to reveal her naked body.
T.I. removed the video from his Instagram, but it’s unclear whether the rapper decided to remove it or if he was reported by users. T.I is known to maintain a respectful image, he is especially known to be very respectful to the ladies, so this move had everyone on their toes, even those who despise Donald Trump.
Melanie Marden, the actress who played Melania in the video, spoke to TMZ, admitting that death threats have been coming her way. “Yeah, I have had some death threats,” she states in a video. “It’s actually unbelievable that people take this so seriously,” she continued. “I’m an independent woman, trying to make a living and feed myself, you know, I look after myself. And it’s surprising that people have this much time to focus on somebody who took an acting job versus ‘where’s the cure for cancer.’”
She also tweeted her support for T.I. and stands behind his movement.
— Melanie Marden (@melaniemarden) October 13, 2018
The King of the South, has yet to respond to the death threats that the hired actress is receiving.