fter posting a 40-second teaser for his new track “Butterfly Doors” onto Instagram on Sunday, Colombian-American rapper Lil Pump hasn’t earned himself any new fans from China.
“Smokin’ on dope, they call me Yao Ming cause my eyes real low,” the 18-year-old raps before adding “ching chong” and pulling his eyelids back.
In case you are unfamiliar with his other work, Lil Pump is best known for his 2017 song “Gucci Gang. ” His music videos boast hundreds of millions of views on YouTube and he has more than 17 million followers on Instagram.
However, since posting the “Butterfly Doors” teaser, the rapper’s social media accounts have been consumed with angry comments from Chinese net users who are demanding an apology. Lil Pump has yet to comment on the controversy.
Meanwhile, a number of Chinese rappers have released diss tracks attacking Lil Pump. While he won’t be able to understand the majority of them, there is one in English from none other than Pissy, a nationalistic rapper from Chengdu known for putting out laughably bad diss tracks.
“The fact is you and white racists are 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,” Pissy raps in one verse.
“I won’t say the N-word / But fuck Lil Pump / You broke ass dead jerk / Got that damn nerve to fuck with us / You stupid lil retard,” goes the chorus.
Speaking with the Global Times, Pissy said that Lil Pump’s song had made him angry both as a Chinese person and as a rapper. “I’m ashamed with what Lil Pump wrote in his song. Lil Pump, one of the most popular rappers in the US, should not humiliate the spirit of the rap,” said one of the forces behind “This is China.”
“Butterfly Doors” has also been generating anger and outrage in the US. On Tuesday, Chinese-American, Brooklyn-born rapper China Mac posted a video onto his Instagram account scolding Lil Pump and telling him to take down the post.