The rapper is known for his colorful dreadlocks and unique rap style. He has a large and varied fan base which includes Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. In 2018 he popped up on Forbes’ coveted 30 Under 30 list along with fellow rappers Post Malone, 21 Savage, and the late Juice WRLD.
Over the weekend, Lil Pump posted a video of himself headbanging to a song on his Instagram story.
“Ayyyyyeeee,” the rapper shouts as a bombastic, bass-heavy song plays. The song title has not been released. Some of its lyrics include “slit my wrists,” “fuck that bitch,” and “drop-top whips.”
Though he dances to his own music, the comments made it clear that Pump’s latest song is a big miss.
“Kinda an insult to rock music ima be real, avid listener of metal and this just ain’t it,” wrote one Instagram user.
Another said, “it’s trash.” Someone else inserted two trash can emojis into the conversation. Check out the short clip below.
In addition to criticisms of the music’s quality, others accused Lil Pump of something worse than crappy music. Some say that the Miami native plagiarized the song “Go” by Philadelphia rap artist Vellcrow.
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A video comparing the two songs surfaced on Instagram on Monday on the rapper’s own account and the Real Squad Promo Team, which appears to belong to Vellcrow’s promotional team. The video features Lil Pump’s version of the song, followed by Vellcrow’s.
The video’s caption made it clear that Vellcrow and his team were mad about Lil Pump’s alleged plagiarism.
“IDC what nobody say! This nigga @lilpump jackin my shit,” the caption began. It featured three angry face emojis before continuing. “MFs really be watchin youll be surprised only thing he did was change the squad into go and dragged it longer foh listen!”
The post asked fans to listen and comment on the similarities. It also told fans to tag noted sites such as World Star Hip Hop, The Shade Room, as well as DJ Akademiks.
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IDC WHAT NOBODY SAY❗️ THIS NIGGA @lilpump JACKIN MY SHIT 🤬🤬🤬MFS REALLY BE WATCHIN YOULL BE SURPRISED❗️👀 ONLY THING HE DID WAS CHANGE THE SQUAD INTO “GO” & DRAGGED IT LONGER FOH LISTEN❗️COMMENT WHAT U THINK❗️TAG @worldstar @akadmiks @theshaderoom & SHARE❗️#unsignedartist #repost #unsignedhype #realsquad215 #viralvideo #philly #squad #thecrowsnest #turnupkings #lilpump #viralvideos #art #tnbfamily🎤💰 #unsignedartist #unsignedhype #explore #viral #instagood #igers #saycheesetv #love #mtv #philadelphia #atlanta #covid_19
Like the rest of the internet, followers had a lot to say.
“Wow he jacked you bro,” wrote one user.
“Yooo @lilpump that’s what we do now… we jackin tracks now,” wrote another user, who also included the thinking emoji.
Lil Pump has not commented on the plagiarism claim with his new rock song. Do you think the songs sound similar? Let us know in the comments.