Rapper Lil Pump has come under fire — with social media users and even other lyricists blasting him as racist — after he posted a preview of a new song, which mocks the Asian community.
“They call me Yao Ming ’cause my eyes real low, ching chong,” raps the 18-year-old, pulling both eyes back while dancing on video.
The clip was posted Monday on Instagram and has been watched by more than 4 million people, many of whom are upset over it.
“We are very angry,” tweeted one person.
“I was gonna say this could be a banger until I heard the ‘ching chong,’” another said. “Yikes.”
Pump, whose real name is Gazzy Garcia, has even been called out by celebrities and other rappers.
“Always nice to hear a new song with a Ching Chong adlib,” wrote comedian and “Crazy Rich Asians” star Awkwafina 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?”
Chinese-American rapper China Mac posted a video of his own, demanding that Pump remove the song preview, which was for his new track “Butterfly Doors.”
“Let me tell you something boy — you a little kid so I’m just gonna scold you like the little boy you are,” Mac seethed. “When you make these f–king Asian jokes, you pull your f–king eyes, you say all this ching chong s–t, motherf–kers feel disrespected by that, ya understand what I’m saying? You gonna put some respect on my f–king culture, on my motherf–king people. You ain’t going to make those f–king statements without getting f–king checked…Take that fucking video the fuck off your page, right now.”
The clip was still on Pump’s page as of 5 p.m. Tuesday.
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