Mega video-sharing website YouTube has reportedly started removing visuals from nine-year-old rapper Lil Poopy in light of the backlash he has received over the controversial footage.
According to reports, YouTube started removing Poopy’s clips yesterday (February 26).
YouTube on Tuesday removed one of the videos showing the boy, saying “its content violated YouTube’s Terms of Service.” In that video, titled “Lil Poopy getting it in,” the boy stood behind a female, who was bent over, and repeatedly slapped her buttocks. Adults in a nightclub crowd cheered the boy on during a simulated sex situation with the female on a dance floor. A man was seen telling the boy to slap the female, who was bent over, on the buttocks. She then gyrated against the boy, and lifted his shirt. (Enterprise)
The Poopy controversy turned into a hot topic earlier this week after child welfare authorities were called in.
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 supposedly have connections to Bad Boy rapper French 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)