Another preteen rapper is in the spotlight again over the explicit content in his music.
This time, it is 9-year-old rapper Luie Rivera Jr. who goes by the stage name “Lil Poopy” and hails from Brockton, Mass., a town of 93,000 residents and 25 miles south of Boston. In one video titled “Pop That Remix,” Lil Poopy is seen repeatedly smacking the butt of an adult woman gyrating against his body (2:26 time in video). In the same video, the child is shown riding on the passenger side of expensive sports cars and rapping to the chorus of “work, work, work b*tches, work.”
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He performs with a group called “The Coke Boys.”
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In other videos, he is seen in various situations surrounded by women in sexually revealing clothing and adults who are essentially treating him as if he were an adult. The videos, which can be found at the YouTube channel “lilpoopythedon,” were enough for the Brockton police department to file a complaint alleging child abuse or neglect against his father, Luis Rivera, The Enterprise reports.
“It’s a bit much for a 9-year-old. It warrants the attention of the Department of Children and Families,” police Lt. David Dickinson told the newspaper Sunday afternoon.
Here is more from The Enterprise:
Police viewed the videos on Sunday, the same day that a Page 1 story about the 9-year-old rapper ran in The Sunday Enterprise.
Police filed a report called a “51A” with the state after viewing the videos. The report is the legal mechanism under which the state Department of Children and Families can investigate alleged abuse or neglect of a child under the age of 18. An agency spokeswoman could not be reached for comment Sunday night.
Lil Poopy has hit the stage with P. Diddy, hung out in nightclubs and been featured in music videos in which he sings about Louis Vuitton swag, driving a Lamborghini and making someone else’s girlfriend his groupie.
The boy is called a “Cocaine Cowboy,” and he performs with a group called Coke Boys. He earns about $7,500 a performance, his father said recently.
Reached on Sunday, the boy’s father, Luis Rivera, said that his son “is not doing anything wrong” in the videos posted to YouTube.
“I’ll call my lawyer first thing in the morning,” Rivera, 30, said when informed of the police complaint against him on Sunday afternoon. “He’s not doing anything wrong. He’s acting.”
Rivera said his son and the people filmed in the video were wearing clothes. He also likened the buttocks slapping to how adults praise children who are participating in a baseball game, he said, for example.
“When you hit a home run, when you go to the bleachers, they tap you on the butt,” Rivera said. “He’s not doing anything wrong.”
Neither the police nor a local Brockton activist shares Rivera’s perspective. “It’s disgusting,” said Brockton community activist Ollie Jay Spears, a married father of three who watched YouTube videos of the young Rivera on Sunday. Spears added, “With the girl bent over and the other girl grinding into him,” Spears said. “A 9-year-old with stacks of money and rapping about glorifying the drug trade, and demeaning women? A kid at the third- or fourth-grade level, talking about coke? It’s not entertaining. That’s borderline child abuse.”
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