School Principal Reassigned After Rap Video Appearance
"The video in question showcases behaviors and language use that is not promoted by the Southampton School District," the superintendent told parents.
The assistant principal of a New York school is in trouble after it was discovered she played a minor role in a rap music video featuring numerous bikini-clad women drinking and gyrating at a house party.
Esther Adler-O'Keefe was reassigned to a new position within the Southampton School District after she was spotted in Best Friend, a video by rapper J.R. and R&B singer Trey Songz, posted on YouTube last month, according to the Associated Press.
In the video — which has more than 1.4 million views — Adler-O'Keefe, who was the assistant principal at Southampton High School on Long Island, plays a wife who is going on vacation. Once her character and the husband are gone, an unsavory party breaks out at the home.
Numerous F-bombs are dropped in the song, which feature the lyrics: "Both these girls are freaks, but they nastier together. If you want I'll take you both, it's a different kinda level. Real pimping 'bout to put them on a schedule."
The school district was not pleased.
"It has recently come to our attention that a member of our administrative staff appeared in a music video. The video in question showcases behaviors and language use that is not promoted by the Southampton School District," Supt. Scott Farina wrote in an email to parents, according to Newsday. "In fact, we actively teach our students the importance of good character and making smart choices. Additionally, this is not representative of who we are as a district nor of our students and staff."
A request for additional comment was not returned by the Southampton School District.