- Aug 1, 2014
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- Political Leaning
US rapper Lil Pump has triggered an uproar in China after posting a video of a song containing racially offensive lyrics and a squinty-eye gesture, inspiring Chinese rap artists to fire back with "diss tracks".
The 18-year-old Colombian-American rapper, whose real name is Gazzy Garcia, posted the song on his Instagram account on Monday, drawing more than four million views and a slew of angry comments, many written in Chinese.
Representing America, Lil Pump
While pulling the corner of his eyes, Lil Pump mentioned China's retired NBA legend Yao Ming and used a racial slur that mocks the way Chinese people talk: "They call me Yao Ming 'cause my eyes real low (Ching Chong)".
The song, "Butterfly Doors", prompted Chinese rapper Li Yijie -- whose stage name is Pissy -- to hit back with a diss track titled "Fxxx Lil Pump".
Pissy, of Sichuan hip-hop group CD Rev -- or Chengdu Revolution -- told AFP he had "to take action if he humiliated me, a Chinese citizen, in a rapper's way that we both understand".
His lyrics go: "The fact is you and white racists the same/Respect yourself, you've suffered the pain / You don't know anything bout the history / Cuz you a nation of immigrants, and if you really won't take it serious. Check it out on those Indians."
Repping China, Pissy
Who will soon the not very important rap war, America or China? Should Trump intervene for peace?