Lil Pump is being called out for the "racist and disgusting" lyrics in his new song
19 December 2018, 11:34 | Updated: 19 December 2018, 11:42
"Stop excusing and justifying the actions of pea-sized brain rappers."
Lil Pump just dropped a teaser for a track which makes offensive references to Asian culture and the internet is dragging him. The Gucci Gang rapper – who is of Columbian heritage – posted a snippet of his new song "Butterfly Doors" on Instagram, which saw him dancing and making offensive gestures.
Lil Pump – born Gazzy Garcia – then mimes to the lyrics: "They call me Yao Ming because my eyes real low," before ad-libbing the phrase "ching chong". And just to make the song a little more problematic he drops the N-word a few times too.
Needless to say, the comment section was an absolute mess. Lil Pump was called out by Crazy Rich Asian's actress Awkwafina and rapper China Mac, while Asian Instagram users flooded his posts with comments and "fuck Lil Pump" pages were even set up dedicated to trolling the 18-year-old rapper.
Meanwhile on Chinese social media site Weibo, thousands of users posted screengrabs to prove they have reported Lil Pump for inappropriate content on Twitter and Instagram.
Lil Pump hasn't apologised yet or taken the videos down and people are understandably fuming.
so people really not gonna mention how lilpump says “call me yao Ming cause my eyes real low “ makes the “Asian eyes” and throws in an adlib that says Ching Chong? .. y’all think that’s funny until it’s towards u lmao, fucking hypocrites 🙄— lαngię♕ (@hellolangiie) December 18, 2018
lil pump is racist & disgusting, nothing you say will convince me otherwise. it’s almost 2019 there’s no excuse for not knowing that jabbing at the stereotype that all chinese people have small eyes is offensive. stop excusing and justifying the actions of pea-sized brain rappers— joyce 𓍯 is in thailand (@vlithes) December 19, 2018
Can’t translate this but I know he’s listening to lil pump https://t.co/31SBV2DVV2— 🌞babygirl🌞 (@oreashimi) December 17, 2018
i'm so mad, why don't people take racism to the asian community as serious as racism to other races. "call me yao ming cause my eyes real low" then makes the squinty eyes by pulling his eyes back? where's the respect for the asian community lilpump?— 방탄바라기_찬희 🥰 (@jiminnsshi) December 19, 2018
It’s been a bad year for the controversial lyricist. Earlier this month, Lil Pump was arrested in Denmark after giving police officers the middle-finger and was forced to cancel a show in Finland. He claims he's also expected to do a couple of months in prison for violating the terms of his probation.
No more problematic rappers in 2019, please.