They Not Playing With Him
Reckless leader of the trap youth Lil Pump has found himself in some hot sauce once again thanks to a video he released on Instagram.
He posted a preview of a new song he recorded and it includes degrading stereotypical lyrics about the Asian community. In the clip, Pump raps, “They call me Yao Ming ’cause my eyes real low, ching chong,” while pulling both his eyes back.
The clip was posted on Monday and as of Wednesday, it’s been viewed by over 4 million people. Much of social media was outraged by the song lyrics calling them racist and insensitive to Asian folks.
“#lilpump pulling his eyes back is equivalent to black face,” one Twitter user wrote.
“Lil Pump says the n word and ch*ng ch*ng and yall still cop for this dude? Stop giving ignorant/harmful actions a platform,” said another user.
Pump, whose real name is Gazzy Garcia, is Hispanic-America and shockingly gets away with a lot of racial slurs, including the N-word. The powers of a racially ambiguous light bright it seems. Smh.
Some notable Asian celebs weren’t about to cut Pump some slack though.
Rapper and Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina wrote in a since-deleted tweet, “Guess it’s better than ‘eyes chink’ like some other verses I’ve heard. But can we at least think of some more creative racist epithets?”
Meanwhile, the Brooklyn-bred Chinese-American rapper China Mac completely slammed Lil Pump on Instagram.
“Let me tell you something boy — you a little kid so I’m just gonna scold you like the little boy you are. When you make these fu**ing Asian jokes, you pull your fu**ing eyes, you say all this ching chong sh**, motherfu**ers feel disrespected by that, ya understand what I’m saying? You gonna put some respect on my fu**ing culture, on my motherfu**ing people. You ain’t going to make those fu**king statements without getting f–king checked…Take that fu**ing video the fu** off your page, right now.”
The Brooklyn leaped out.
Lil Pump has yet to respond to the backlash or say if the song will be released.
If China Mac plays a factor, Pump better chose wisely.