Is this what 13 year olds are doing these days? Amid all her parents' drama, The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Gia Giudice, 13, released a music video on Friday with her all-girl group 3KT -- which stands for 3 Karat Diamonds -- but are the tiny outfits and suggestive dance moves too much for a video that stars three underage girls?
The video does start out wholesome. Gia, dressed in her cheerleading uniform, joins her friends Alexa Maetta, 16, and Cristianna Cardinale, 14, for some girl talk in her bedroom. That's when they find out that their alter egos in 3KT have been found out. They're like the three Hannah Montanas.
This is when the video gets racy. The girls are instantly transformed into pop stars that dance seductively while all dolled up in full hair and makeup, thigh-high boots and scantily-clad matching outfits.
The trio perform a cover of Britney Spears' "Circus," and prior to the release of the video they Instagrammed at the pop princess, writing: "And of course thank you to @britneyspears for inspiring us to bring our love for singing and dancing into the spotlight! #3KT."
Earlier this week, it was reported by Radar Online that Teresa Giudice shelled out $10,000 for her daughter's music video, while another media outlet claims it only cost $5,000 and was paid for by the girls' talent agency, not the parents.
That being said, the girl group did Instagram a pic of them doing their own hair and makeup, perhaps in an effort to discount such reports. The caption read: "#3KT #BehindTheScenes #Besties True friends help each other thru thick and thin."
"She was being strong for me, I could tell," Teresa told Andy Cohen earlier this month after her and her husband were convicted in a fraud case.
"She was like, ‘Mommy, don't worry about it. I'll be there. I'll help daddy with girls… She was like, 'That'll make me a better mom, that will prepare me for when I'm a mom,'" Giudice recalled. "I was like, ‘Oh my God.' It broke my heart when she said that."
Do you think this video is age-appropriate?
Here's a more detailed account of Teresa and Joe's conviction.