Actress and singer Aubrey O’Day has landed in a stew of unwanted publicity. Or has she? O’Day is certainly in the stew anyway, wanted or not. Page Six is reporting that O’Day and Donald Trump Jr. became involved in an affair while O’Day was on The Celebrity Apprentice in 2011. (The allegation comes on the heels of news that Trump Jr. and his wife Vanessa will divorce. They have four children.)
Certainly if there was heartbreak for O’Day, that was unwanted. But it’s not exactly as if she kept quiet about her feelings. On O’Day’s 2013 album Between Two Evils is a song called “DJT” (video above) and in hindsight one doesn’t need a decoder ring to guess whose initials those are. The song is mostly spoken dialogue between a man and a woman breaking apart, with a hypnotic electronica background. It contains the sort of message that Beyonce fans will recognize from Lemonade — a bitter confrontation about infidelity, and an assertion of independence. Only if the song really is autobiographical, O’Day is the interloper in the marriage — unlike Beyonce. She says in the song: “I can’t believe that this was all a lie. You have to tell me that you love me.” The whole song, given the accusations, seems different now. O’Day was in the P Diddy-made girl band Danity Kane.