Brockton Police Say 9-Year-Old’s Rap Videos Are Inappropriate
BROCKTON (CBS/AP) — Police in Brockton have asked state child welfare officials to investigate possible child abuse or neglect in the case of a 9-year-old who appears in sexually suggestive rap videos.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports
Police said Monday they haven’t filed criminal charges or arrested the father of the fourth grader, who goes by the stage name Lil Poopy.
A Department of Children and Families spokeswoman confirms that officials are investigating whether the boy is being properly cared for.
A member of the Brockton Police Dept. told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope that the videos are “a bit much.”
They show the boy slapping a woman’s buttocks, engaging in sexually suggestive dances and glorifying drug use and materialism.
Police started investigating after the local newspaper, The Enterprise, did a story on the boy.
The newspaper said the boy has performed alongside Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, and was discovered in his father’s music studio by the rapper known as French Montana, who founded Cocaine City Records.
Lil Poopy music that was posted to an online mix tape site last October has lyrics that include him singing about being a “bad boy” and a “cocaine cowboy.”
It showed about 8,600 downloads and 195,000 views by Monday afternoon.
YouTube posts also feature the boy singing “Coke ain’t a bad word,” and show him with Coca-Cola.
The boy’s father says his son is acting and not doing anything wrong and has hired a lawyer.