Luis Rivera Jr., better known by his nickname Lil Poopy, is a celebrity who is in the news for wrong reasons most of the time. It is hard to describe him by simply mentioning that he is a 13 years old rapper. His music videos often create different emotions in different people. In 2012, he was featured in the music video of "Pop That Remix" as part of French Montana’s crew Coke Boys. Even at the age of 9, he can be seen behaving like an adult around grown up women, glorifying guns and drugs. Since then, he has worked as a "Coke Boy" on many videos for French Montana’s Cocaine City Records. Lil Poopy came into spotlight a few times since then. In early 2016, he joined the Lifetime show ‘The Rap Game’ in its first season. Even though he failed to win the competition, it was later revealed that he allegedly signed a 4-year record deal with Sony/Epic. Later in 2016, he is supposed to reunite with his The Rap Game co-stars for a 36-state tour. He is also rumored to return in the third season of the show.
The Meteoric Rise To Stardom
In 2012, when the boy first came up with the music video of "Pop That Remix", it not only took the internet world by surprise, it also caused the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families to book his father for possible child abuse. As shocking as that might be, it was not without reasons though. The video featured a 9-year-old Lil Poopy singing about drugs, money and women, and it even ends in him spanking an adult woman more than twice his age. You can shrug it off saying it is merely a kid trying to copy his so-called "role models" that he sees on other videos. However, it is more likely that you will be outraged by those troubling images like many parents did when the video came out. The child abuse charges on his father were later dropped, but the little boy remained on the minds of people.
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What Makes Lil Poopy So Special
Evidently, Lil Poopy is unlike any kid as he can be seen glorifying things that are not only illegal for a kid of his age, but also for adults. In his debut song itself, the boy proudly claims, "Coke ain't a bad word". However, the young boy once told in an episode of The Rap Game that he raps about the environment surrounding him, and that his neighborhood is horrible. According to his manager, Devon Sydney, Lil Poopy is "talented", as well as "very mature and confident" for his age. According to him, the boy likes music, likes the things he is doing, and can stand on the stage and perform comfortably. According to his father, Luis Rivera Sr., Lil Poopy is a talented kid who is just acting in his music videos. His father insists that the family always tries to keep the young sensation grounded. He also claimed that despite the content of his songs, he never once cursed in his songs. Lil Poopy is a smart kid who goes to school regularly.
As soon as the first video was published with Lil Poopy in it, it caused a huge uproar among people all over the internet, and especially took parents off-guard. His controversial performance aside, an incident like his father being slapped with a child abuse and neglect complaint hurt them in many ways. For one, YouTube pulled out one video in which he can be seen in a night club making obscene gestures and spanking an older woman. Once the investigation into his father's parenting habits started, even French Montana, the founder of Cocaine City Records, for which the "Coke Boys" work, distanced himself from Lil Pooper stating that the young artist is not signed with his studio. The lawyer for his father went as far as suggesting that the family was being subjected to racial bias as the Riveras are African Americans, originally from Puerto Rico. In 2016, after the news spread that the 13 years old rapper signed a 4-year deal with Sony/Epic, officials from the record label quickly rubbished rumors of them signing any deal with Lil Poopy.
Behind The Curtains
Lil Poopy is the child of Luis Rivera Sr. and Jatoy Rivera. He was born on February 15, 2003, at Brockton hospital in Brockton, Massachusetts. His father, who was charged with child abuse and neglect, was later relieved of the charges after interviews with family members, school officials and medical professionals, produced no evidence. The boy has big dreams, and his father seems to be with him in his endeavor, always supporting the little sensation in every way possible.
According to Lil Poopy, “The reason why they call me Lil Poopy is ‘cause my dad, when he used to change me, I used to poop all over his hands.”