Miami Northwestern Senior High School staff say that when asked if their drum line could be included in a music video, they had no idea it would involve exotic dancers.
But six members of the famed Marching Bulls were filmed in a video for rapper Juicy J's strip club anthem “Bandz A Make Her Dance,” with the students interspersed with by scantily clad women working a pole or writhing for the camera and rappers throwing money. Others in the video wear t-shirts advertising Brazzers, a porn site. (Watch the video above. )
School administrators are outraged.
"It's a terrible shame that the good name and proud tradition of Miami Northwestern Senior High School and its Marching Bulls were taken advantage of in this way,” John Schuster, spokesman for Miami-Dade Public Schools, said in a statement. “Our legal team is closely reviewing this matter and will do everything possible to fight this disrespect to the school's honor."
In the video, Juicy J of Three 6 Mafia fame is joined by Lil’ Wayne and 2 Chainz at a strip club, with the six drummers in the background behind a pole. The students’ faces are hidden by their hats, but in multiple scenes the embroidered “MNW” and "Northwestern" name on their jackets is in clear view.
Prior to filming, the school’s band director and activities director were told the students would be in a drum line video, “in the manner of recent popular movies,” Schuster said. School staff said they saw Juicy J at the shoot, which was filmed in front of a green screen and separate from where the strip club scenes were shot.
A representative for Juicy J did not respond to an email from HuffPost Miami, but the rapper was up front about the filming on social media. On Sept. 21, he tweeted multiple photos from the video, including rappers sitting with women and stacks of money or next to stripper poles.
This isn’t the popular Marching Bulls' first appearance in a rap video. Twelve years ago, students were featured in alumnus Trick Daddy’s video for “Shut Up,” shot nearby at the former Orange Bowl.