News: French Montana Says "Hell No" Lil Poopy's Not Signed To Coke Boys [Video]
Friday, Mar 1, 2013 12:10PM
Bad Boy Records' French Montana has stepped up to clear the air on allegations of nine-year-old rapper Lil Poopy being down with his Coke Boys crew.
According to Montana, he has no business association to Poopy and said he does not condone his controversial music videos.
"Hell no!," French said in an interview when asked about Lil Poopy being signed to Coke Boys. "Nah man, Lil Poopy was never signed to Coke Boys. Lil Poopy was just, you know, sometimes you have a little kid that's around, he's jumping around, doing this and that, he's doing the most, it's like, 'Come on little man,' you're playing with him. But nah, you know I'm not gonna put somebody nine-years-old on Coke Boys. Hell no. Nah. And if he was, I wouldn't tolerate no little kid, nine-years-old going around, doing all that. Nah. Yeah. So I never signed him. Nothing. Sometimes they'd come around the shows and I like the little kid, so he'd be around playing. But I'm not telling him go into that [recording] booth." (Power 99 FM)
Earlier this week, Poopy and his father caught heat over putting out inappropriate adult-themed music videos.
The child, Luie Rivera Jr., whose stage name is "Lil Poopy," is seen in videos posted online, including on YouTube, smacking a woman's backside, flashing wads of cash, riding in a Ferrari and rapping about how "coke is not a bad word." A separate video shows the young performer in a nightclub with a dancing woman in a sexually suggestive position, with people in the crowd throwing cash. The Brockton, Massachusetts, police department contacted the state's Department of Children and Families after receiving a call from a "concerned citizen" who saw the boy in videos featuring sexual themes and drug references. (CNN)
Despite the dicey content, the little rapper's father has reportedly stood behind the campaign and hired an attorney.
Brockton police said Monday they haven't filed criminal charges or arrested Luis Rivera, the father of fourth-grader Luie Rivera Jr., who goes by the stage name Lil Poopy. "I find this absolutely absurd. I find it racially tinged. And I'm hoping that when their department takes a look at it, that this doesn't go any further," Rivera's attorney Joseph Krowski said. A Department of Children and Families spokeswoman confirmed that officials are looking into concerns about the young rapper's welfare. "If you watch the videos, there are absolutely no crimes being committed," said Krowski. "He's very adjusted, he gets good grades. He participates in extra-curricular activities. School always comes first. He just happens to have a God-given exceptional talent." (WCVB)
Lil Poopy and his father were initially reported as having connections to Montana.
Does Lil Poopy -- and what a swell name that is -- need to rap about "hoes" and "coke" before he's hit middle school? Or slap the butts of bent-over grown women in spandex? Or kiss and flash fat wads of cash wearing his "Coke Boys" T-shirt -- or no shirt at all -- while rapping, "Coke is not a bad word; it's only Coca-Cola." That's his line, anyway, even though Lil Poopy was "discovered" in his father's music studio by the rapper French Montana, who founded Cocaine City Records. And Lil Poopy calls himself a "cocaine cowboy." How long before he'll ask to sample the product? (Boston Herald)
Check out French Montana's interview: