For those who think I only have a problem with white rappers being stupid, allow me to assure you I also don’t appreciate 6-year-old male rappers being allowed to be do inappropriate things on camera or in studios either.
The Internet has been lit up for the past few days with a song and video by Albert Roundtree, Jr. known as “Booty Pop,” which on the surface would appear to be just another run of the mill rap song but coming from a 6-year-old boy it comes off as something altogether different. The only people bouncing their heads to this song are the scantily clad women in the video, and truthfully they’re bouncing their butts more than anything else—right alongside this child’s pre-pubescent face. The rest of us, however, are shaking our heads wondering who thought this was a good idea and it appears it’s some concoction between the boy’s parents and a Florida producer by the name of Tyler Council. (Is anyone else shocked Brian McKnight isn’t behind this?) Tyler claims the song and video are supposed to be satire, telling the Sun Sentinel.
“People Don’t Get It,” he said, adding that the video is a spoof of “all that waka-flaka foolishness on the radio.
“I’m all into the positivity movement. I make free videos for charities working against bullying. Now I’m the devil.”
How anyone is supposed to pick that up from the two-and-a-half minute clip is beyond me. From the quality of the video, you might think, “they can’t be serious,” but this looks like a child having age inappropriate fun by the pool, spewing lyrics like, “I’m the baddest boy in town, you the hottest girl around. We can have some fun tonight, cause we both feelin’ right,” that no one wants to hear from a 6-year-old’s mouth.
The story also changes a bit when Tyler says he had the same reaction to the song as most of the public when Albert’s parents approached him with it and said their young child wrote it. However, since he, admittedly, is not in a position to turn down income he suddenly changed his tune and thought this could be a feel-good summertime video.
Though it would have been nice for Tyler to turn down this offer which he says he got “peanuts” for, the parents are the real problem. The fact that they thought a producer was the first person they should run to when their son wrote a song about rocking a girl’s world and making her booty pop is disturbing. Looks like just another day of child exploitation for the sake of YouTube hits, of which this video has 1,234,000 of. Hope mommy and daddy (who aren’t taking calls from the press) are proud.
Check out the video. What do you think?
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