Lil Poopy Video Gets Yanked From YouTube After Child Services Investigation
Rap tyke Lil Poopy is catching some heat over his videos as one of his YouTube clips was removed by the popular video-sharing website.
According to Enterprise News, the violating clip, called “Lil Poopy getting it in,” allegedly features the 10-year-old rapper playfully slapping a woman's butt at a nightclub. The female then begins to gyrate against the boy and lift up his shirt.
Apparently, the video was removed after the state's Department of Children of Families launched an investigation to see if Lil Poopy (real name Luie Rivera Jr.) is being cared for properly by his dad, Luis Rivera. The questionable video now boasts the message: "This video has been removed because its content violated YouTube’s Terms of Service. Sorry about that."
Several other videos by Lil Poopy -- some of which raise eyebrows -- currently remain posted on his YouTube channel. Attorney Joseph Krowski Jr., who is representing the boy's father, believes the videos are not abusive or criminal. "It is entertainment. It is urban authentic and it’s well done," he said.
What the heck is "urban authentic"? There's nothing authentic about Poopy's videos. Honestly, most of the visuals created by today's big-name rappers are not even urban authentic, rather they are "urban fantasies."
Meanwhile, Lil Poopy's videos have sparked a national discussion about young kids' exposure to explicit content and how it will effect them in the long run.
In the case of Lil Poopy, we have to cosign with New York radio personality Charlamagne Tha God. He states:
"In what world do we live in where a 9-year-old rapping about machine guns and cocaine is considered normal? You do turn out as what you pretend to be, and why would you let your child pretend to be a criminal?”
Recently, Lil Poopy released a freestyle video where he rapped over Rick Ross' 'Stay Schemin'' beat. The clip is a far cry from his previous videos, which we think are a little too adult for a 10-year-old boy. Nevertheless, the video shows that Lil Poopy is a very talented rapper. Unfortunately, his talent is being pushed in the wrong direction.
What do you think about Lil Poopy's videos? Are they urban authentic (whatever that means) or too explicit? Tell us in the comments below.
Watch HLN Video Discuss the Lil Poopy Controversy