NY Post- While her students were on summer break, a Hamptons school administrator was hard at work — as a hired actor in a salacious hip-hop music video full of twerking half-naked women, joints of marijuana and binge drinking.
Esther Adler-O’Keefe, an assistant principal at Southampton HS, shocked her small, conservative community with her appearance in the video of “Best Friend,” a song by rapper J.R. and R&B singer Trey Songz.
Adler-O’Keefe says all of six words in the video, which shows the educator and her real-life husband, Brian O’Keefe, leave for the night at what appears to be their mansion.
“Enjoy yourself. Just remember, security’s here,” she says before the couple hurries off in a black SUV.
“Security” turns out to be two scantily clad female guards standing at the front of the home, wearing barely there uniforms that say “Police.” They then strip — and a raunchy pool party with dozens of semi-naked women ensues.
Adler-O’Keefe appears again at the end of the clip, when the couple return home to the trashed house to find a pile of passed out, nearly nude people, along with what appears to be marijuana.
Do I have a problem with this high school assistant principal participating in a hip hop video over the summer? Hell no I don't, and you shouldn't either. You know how many women have said no to something that Trey Songz has been affiliated with? Zero. Zero women. Doesn't matter if they were scantily clad black women shaking their ass 100 MPH, or an older white women whose favorite rap song is 'Gettin' Jiggy With It'. No one is safe from the charm of Trey Songz. What's the worst case scenario anyway? Her students see her in a rap video and can relate to her a little better? Principals were the goddamn worst growing up. You never wanted to be put in a situation where you had to exchange words with the principal, even if it was just in passing. Imagine having one that was in a rap video though? That would be the coolest shit ever. I would go out of my way not to upset the principal that was down with same music as me. I understand that the administration has to speak out against this kind of thing, but it's not like she was laying on a raft in the pool smoking a blunt. She just made a little dough on the side for the playing the parent that got taken advantage of by her house sitter. That could happen to anyone. In fact, the most egregious thing this woman did in this video was hire a young African American hip hop artist to watch over her mansion while she was away. What an idiot!
“When I agreed to participate, I was completely unaware of the content, lyrics and title of the video and song,” she said in a statement e-mailed to The Southampton Press.
“Had I known of such content or lyrics, I certainly would not have participated in any fashion. I find the lyrics and content of the music video vulgar, offensive and demeaning.”
Here is where this woman loses me, however. Way to go Esther, now you got no one on your side. You can't accept an acting gig, show up to a mansion filled with barely clothed models and rappers wearing 8 pounds of jewelry, shoot your scene, and then act like you had no idea what was about to happen after you left. What did you think the content of the video was going to be? Did you think they were going to hold book club Esther? Did you think they were going to get a nice game of volleyball going in the pool? Maybe hold a feminism rally or start an anti-drug campaign? Rap about politics, religion, and women's rights? Come on sweetheart, you don't have to keep the TV on BET all day to realize what was about to go down. Now, you're just the principal that potentially sacrificed her job for an extra paycheck AND sacrificed her integrity by lying about her knowledge of the video. No one likes that person. Not the school district, not the students, and certainly not the hip hop community. You may be dumb Esther, but you're not stupid.
The only saving grace this woman has is she's not this high school football coach selling drugs out of his ice cream truck...