9-Year-Old Rapper’s Adult-Themed Videos Prompt State Probe

Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley, CNN, February 26, 2013

A 9-year-old rapper’s adult-themed music videos are finding some new viewers—Massachusetts child welfare authorities.

The child, Luie Rivera Jr., whose stage name is “Lil Poopy,” is seen in videos posted online, including on YouTube, smacking a woman’s backside, flashing wads of cash, riding in a Ferrari and rapping about how “coke is not a bad word.”

A separate video shows the young performer in a nightclub with a dancing woman in a sexually suggestive position, with people in the crowd throwing cash.

The Brockton, Massachusetts, police department contacted the state’s Department of Children and Families after receiving a call from a “concerned citizen” who saw the boy in videos featuring sexual themes and drug references. The state agency is brought in when there is suspicion of physical, mental, or emotional abuse of a child, according to Brockton police Lt. Robert Sergio.

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Lil Poopy is a member of internationally known, Moroccan-born rapper French Montana’s group, Coke Boys.

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