AceShowbiz - It looks like Lil Pump just can't stop getting himself in trouble these days. This time, the 18-year-old rapper has landed in hot water after he shared a snippet of his new song "Butterfly Doors" which contains anti-Asian slur and gestures.
In the video that he posted on Instagram, Pump could be seen dancing along while the song played in the background. The "Gucci Gang" hitmaker pulled back his eyes during the lyrics, "They call me Yao Ming cause my eyes real low," before coming in with the ad-lib "ching chong," a derogatory reference to the Chinese language.
Naturally and justifiably, internet users called out Pump for the lyrics and his gesture. Among them was rapper-actor Awkwafina, who is of Chinese and Korean descent. "Always nice to hear a new song with a Ching Chong adlib," she wrote in a deleted-tweet in response to Pump's lyrics. "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? @lilpump."
A lot of Chinese-speaking Instagram users have also flooded the comment section of his post, demanding that the rapper should apologize to them. "I feel offended cuz I'm asian and he just mocked asian. What have Asians done to you?" one English-speaking user wrote, as another chimed in, "F**k you! Come to eat my s**t, I will fire you d**k, like BBQ throw it to the loser."
Pump has yet to address the controversy, nor has he removed the video from his Instagram account.
It's worth noting that Pump wasn't the first rapper to face backlash for making insensitive remarks towards the Asian community. Prior to this, Wiz Khalifa was criticized for rapping, "Smoke got my eyes lookin' Korean," on "Rolling Papers 2". The "See You Again" hitmaker denied he was being racist on the song, though.