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Melania Trump's Spokesperson Calls For Boycott Of T.I. Over Stripper Video

The rapper shared a photo of himself watching a Melania lookalike stripping in the White House. 

A spokesperson for Melania Trump is calling for a boycott of T.I. after he filmed and shared a video on social media of him watching a woman with the likes of the First Lady stripping in the Oval Office. The spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham, called T.I.'s actions both "disgusting" and unacceptable.

It all started when T.I. shared a one-minute video on Twitter on Oct. 12, which suggested the First Lady gets buckwild when her husband leaves the White House to attend to business. In the video, T.I. takes a seat in the Oval Office while a Melania lookalike strips in front of him. "Dear 45, I ain't Kanye," The Dime Trap artist captioned the clip, which references Trump's recent "lunch" with Ye.

Not amused by the gesture, Grisham responded to a report on the video, saying, "How is this acceptable," using the hashtags, "disgusting" and "boycottT.I."

When asked to elaborate on her initial thoughts, Grisham told People on Tuesday (Oct. 16), that everyone must be respectful towards the First Lady of our country, "like it or not." "It’s disrespectful and disgusting to portray her this way simply because of politics," she added. "These kinds of vulgar attacks only further the divisiveness and bias in our country — it needs to stop."

T.I. has always been outspoken about his distaste for Trump and the first family. He has heavily criticized Trump's campaign against the NFL and Colin Kaepernick's silent protests. The rapper most recently bashed Kanye for meting with the president.

"All I can say is… I’ve reached my limits. This is my stop, I’m officially DONE!!!! [F—] Trump & his Lil Cookie Boy," he said in a post on social media of Trump and Kanye. "At one time it was a pleasure to work alongside you… Now, I’m ashamed to have ever been associated with you."

He continued: "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."

READ MORE: T.I. Rejected Kanye West's Invite To Attend Trump Meeting

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Future Confronted Jay-Z Over '4:44' Diss: "You Supposed To Be Biggin’ Me Up"

Many suspected that there was beef between Future and Jay-Z after Hov appeared to take a jab at Future's current family situation on his 2017 album, 4:44. While Hendrix has remained rather silent about the subliminal line in the past, the rapper revealed during an interview on Hot 107.9 ATL's "The Durty Boyz Show" that he actually confronted Jay about the line.

The lyric in question appeared on Jay-Z's single "Kill Jay-Z." "In the future, other n***as playin' football with your son/You had lost it, 13 bottles of Ace of Spade what it did to Boston," Jigga raps. The lyrical wordplay appears to reference Future and Ciara's intense custody battle and also commented on Russell Wilson filling in as a father figure for Future's son.

While he admittedly thought it was a diss, he says Jay was singing a different tune. "When I talked to him, ‘I didn’t really say that. Look man, I didn’t mean it like that.'" He said of his conversation with the Brooklyn artist. "And I was just like, you supposed to be biggin’ up the rap community. NFL deal with NFL. You supposed to be biggin’ me up if anything."

The "Rocket Ship" rapper also stated that rappers shouldn't attack other rappers for the sake of Instagram captions or memes. "We come from the trenches. I come from the streets. You come from the streets," he continued. "You supposed to be biggin’ me up. You supposed to be giving that no negative attention for a hot line, something that’s going to always be out…"

Despite the past drama however, Future says he's moved on and is focusing his attention on bigger things.  "[The song is] out now… It is what it is. I ain’t even trippin’ off him. I’m trying to get to where I’m going, and ain’t nobody going to stop me or whatever going on, the talking, the captions, or whatever the memes – it can’t stop me because it’s a vision that I have and it’s goals that I have, that I set out for myself that I got to get that no matter what."

Future is currently promoting his latest album, The Wzrd, which was released on Jan. 18. Check out the clip from his recent interview below.

 

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112 Hints At A Christian Music Collaboration With Kanye West

Kanye West's highly-anticipated album, Yandhi is nowhere to be found, but that doesn't mean the rapper hasn't been working on new music. In fact, Ye is looking into creating new tunes in the Christian music genre. According to 112's Slim, the R&B group is teaming up with Kanye to produce new music that will draw the new generation to church.

Slim made the revelation during an interview with TMZ on Monday (Jan. 21). Unfortunately, Slim wouldn't drop too many details about the project, but hinted that the collaboration could or could not happen.

"Kanye being a musical genius, he’ll do an album and then scrap it," he said. "Whatever happens, it’s something that God wanted to happen."

Slim's latest comments come shortly after a video surfaced online of 112 serenading Kim Kardashian with a rendition of their single "Cupid" on FaceTime. The clip went viral, prompting suspicion of a possible collaboration.

Aside from music, Slim said he also talked to Kanye to see where he was mentally. "Kanye is in a real good place," he revealed. "We were talking about things that were more spiritual and he’s in a real good place right now."

Stay tuned to see if the Kanye West and 112 Christian collaboration actually happens.

Check out the full interview above.

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Chris Brown To Sue Rape Accuser For Defamation

Chris Brown is reportedly gearing up to take legal action against the woman who accused him of raping her at a hotel in Paris. The singer will reportedly sue her for defamation, TMZ reports.

Brown's Parisian lawyer, Raphael Chiche, says his client adamantly denies the allegations and plans to challenge them in court. "Chris Brown is free. No lawsuits were filed against him," Chiche said in a statement. "He vigorously challenges the charges against him. A complaint for slanderous denunciation will be filed tomorrow with the public prosecutor of Paris."

As previously reported, Brown was arrested on Jan. 22, after a 24-year-old woman filed a complaint claiming that he violently raped her in his Paris hotel. He was released from police custody without charges. Shortly after the incident, Brown took to Instagram where he claimed that the woman was lying. Another woman also jumped to the singer's defense, stating that he was not at the scene at the time of the alleged assault.

While the singer is free to leave the country, an official investigation into the alleged incident is still ongoing. It does not appear that Brown or his legal team have filed the defamation suit at this time.

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