Lil Pump Uses 'Ching Chong' Slur & Anti-Asian Gestures in New Song Teaser

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Lil Pump performs on stage during the BET Hip Hop Awards 2018 Rehearsals at Fillmore Miami Beach on Oct. 6, 2018 in Miami Beach, Fla. 

Lil Pump took to Instagram on Monday (Dec. 17) to share a preview of an unreleased track titled "Butterfly Doors." The tune itself and the video featured some clear anti-Asian gestures, sparking backlash from the Asian community.      

"They call me Yao Ming cause my eyes real low," Pump raps as he pulls his eyes back. The second time the lyrics come about, the rapper ad-libs "ching chong," a known derogatory term referring to the Chinese language.      



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Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina was one of many who took to social media to slam the racist lyrics. "Always nice to hear a new song with a Ching Chong adlib," she wrote. "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?"   

Pump has yet to respond to the controversy.