‘A Trump Kind of Donation’: Tycoon Makes, Then Breaks, Heavy-Metal Video

From Associated Press

Donald Trump starred in a music video with an all-female rock band, but after arguing with the band over money, he refused to let the video air on MTV, a newspaper reported today.

The Los Angeles-based band Precious Metal said that after filming his part, Trump demanded $250,000. But a spokeswoman for the developer called the charge a publicity stunt and said Trump wanted to give the money to charity.

Leslie Knauer, Precious Metal’s lead singer, told the New York Post that Trump originally agreed to appear in the video, a heavy-metal remake of the 1970s soul hit “Mr. Big Stuff,” if the band would donate $10,000 to charity.


A deal was struck and Trump shot his part last November. In it, Trump plays a tycoon who tries to woo Knauer by offering her an exclusive record contract.

After the video was shot, Knauer told the Post, Trump said, “You know, $10,000 really isn’t a Trump kind of donation.”