High School Principal Not a Principal Anymore After Appearing in a Trey Songz Video
A Southampton principal who put the “pal” in rap video this summer won’t be principaling much longer—she’s reportedly losing her position after appearing in a Trey Songz video.
According to Newsday, Esther Adler-O’Keefe is being reassigned to “oversee a variety of academic support services throughout the district”—the direct result of her brief cameo in the music video.
Adler-O’Keefe—the only woman in the video over the age of 25—plays a woman going on vacation with her husband, leaving Trey Songz to watch the house. She says about six words in the video, where she essentially plays a principal.
The issue, the Hamptons school district says, is the message of the song, which features alcohol, marijuana and ladies in bikinis.
“The video in question showcases behaviors and language use that is not promoted by the Southampton School District,” school superintendent Dr. Scott Farina tells the Southampton Press. “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.”
She was reportedly hired over the summer to appear in the video and claims she was “completely unaware of the content, lyrics, and title of the video and song.”
This is reportedly Adler-O’Keefe’s last week as the coolest principal in Southampton, but there’s always royalty checks I guess.