Canadian actor and rapper Connor Price posted a TikTok video in March rapping a song criticizing “typical” rappers and was beaten up on Twitter for appearing to be a white rapper superior to black culture .
The video shows Price rapping in a monotonous voice that he is not a “typical rapper” because he “never sells cracks” and “never saves a goat”. Twitter user @mumagainstvapes started the Twitter tirade by republishing the video on March 27th, commenting, “I ASK all white rappers to stop thinking this is a good idea.”
“Typical Rapper” fell on streaming platforms as early as 2020, but the TikTok video exploded on Twitter in 2021, with Twitter users criticizing Price’s obvious denigration of black culture. The video has since been removed from TikTok, but can be found on Spotify, YouTube and other streaming platforms.
Price is a retired child actor who starred in Cinderella man (2005) and Good luck chuck (2007). He is known for working with actor Idris Elba on his song “Courteney Cox”.
The most recent repost of the TikTok video received over 537,000 views on Twitter, and this is the second time it has been exposed and verbally abused on Twitter. Many see the lyrics as anti-black criticism of rap and hip-hop.
“I just don’t know why you should pursue a rap career when you have this massive disdain for the culture that created it. It’s boring and maybe a little bit racist, “commented @mumagainstvapes.
“You come into a culture that you don’t belong to, give a shit about the descendants of the creators of that culture and equate mediocre whiteness not only as ‘different’ but also as ‘better’,” commented @keiajahhh on a repost that exploded and made Twitter aware of the video again.
A couple of Twitter users jumped in on Price’s defense, with @ OddTaylor85 claiming that “His flow and copy aren’t bad, and that’s the problem. He’s literally more talented than the game’s Kodaks, Uzis and Cartis, but FUCK, that’s cheesy and I don’t know what he thinks he’ll achieve in this area. “
“But why does he have to tell me what he doesn’t do? He just looks at those who do some of these things, “@Kreative_Kam replied.
The Daily Dot reached out to a Connor Price representative via email.
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* First released: August 31, 2021 at 11:59 a.m. CDT
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