Chinese rapper Xie Di, also known as “Fat Shady”, has sparked controversy after releasing an explicit and racist music video that targets foreigners. The controversial music video, titles “Gua Laowai”, or stupid foreigner, features the rapper telling off foreigners and repeatedly cussing on-screen.
The Chinese rapper is shown with his posse roaming around the streets and frequently flashing their middle fingers.
According to Shanghaiist, the term “laowai” is an informal way of referring to foreigners which can also be used as a slur, while “gua” is a common insult in the Chengdu dialect. However, this term is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Fat Shady’s insult-filled tirade and analogies aimed towards foreigners.
Furthermore, the Chengdu rapper takes the insults up a notch by telling foreigners that they come to China because they were a loser in their own country. While Fat Shady tries to tone his insults down by saying that he respects his “foreign friends” only to revert back to telling-off foreigners just moments later.
Meanwhile, despite Fat Shady’s controversial display of aggression, the growth and success of hip-hop in Asia is seemingly on the rise. According to CNN, the hip-hop trend in Asia is growing even larger with new rising rap stars such as Korean Keith Ape, Indonesian rapper Rich Chigga, and Chinese group Higher Brothers.
同时，尽管谢帝的冒犯展示具有争议性，亚洲嘻哈确有进步且取得成功。据CNN报道，凭借韩国的Keith Ape、印尼说唱歌手Rich Chigga以及中国组合海尔兄弟等新生说唱明星，亚洲嘻哈潮流变得更为庞大。