On Monday, Lil Pump took to Instagram to tease an unreleased song “Butterfly Doors,” but ended up angering fans and detractors alike with his use of an anti-Asian slur.
In the snippet, Pump rapped, “They call me Yao Ming ’cause my eyes real low” with an ad-libbed “ching chong” thrown in for good measure.
The “Gucci Gang” rapper was blasted by users on social media, and his Instagram post was flooded by comments calling him out, many written in Mandarin. Fellow rapper and Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina also hit back at Pump on a now-deleted tweet, writing: “Always nice to hear a new song with a Ching Chong ad lib. 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.”
Guess Lil Pump didn’t see what happened with Dolce & Gabbana and the brand’s racist antics, otherwise he wouldn’t have said what he did. Pump has yet to respond to the controversy, but continues to post on his social media platforms. Watch the clip here:
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