Aaron McGruder’s hip-hop satire cartoon, The Boondocks, couldn’t have concocted a more ludicrous plot than what has transpired in Braxton, Massachusetts. The father of a 9-year-old rapper is under investigation for his son’s rap videos that show the child rolling with the swagger of a rapper well beyond his years.
After viewing Poopy’s videos, the Brockton police filed a report that will allow the state Department of Children and Families to investigate alleged abuse or neglect.
“It’s a bit much for a 9-year-old. It warrants the attention of the Department of Children and Families,” said police Lt. David Dickinson, according to The Enterprise.
Poopy’s father Luis Rivera vowed to fight any potential charges. He dismissed the current claims and said his child’s performances are acts of entertainment.
“He’s not doing anything wrong,” Rivera, 30, said. “He’s acting.”
The title of Lil Poopy’s 2012 mixtape, Coke Ain’t A Bad Word, played up his affiliation with French Montana, who often raps about cocaine-selling and street life. To help smooth over the Coke Boys affiliation, a can of Coca-Cola is prominently displayed on the cover.
In Lil Poopy’s “Pop That (Remix),” he attempts to redefine Montana’s drug talk for a younger set: “Coke Ain’t a Bad Word “Coke ain’t a bad word, Coca-Cola,” he raps, “Coke ain’t a bad word, it’s only soda”
He’s often surrounded by curvy women and luxury cars. In one video, Lil Poopy can be seen spanking a woman on the butt who is dancing for him, an act his father defended.
“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.”
While the police have filed a report, Rivera’s lawyer said that Poopy and his father are being unfairly targeted.
“This is a really misguided waste of precious resources with racial undertones,” Joseph Krowski, Jr., told BostInno. “There is no crime being committed. Maybe there are things not everyone likes, but it’s not criminal and not abusive.”
Check out Lil Poopy rapping with the Coke Boys in this video.