Blueface is receiving backlash after throwing wads of cash into a crowd of people on skid row in downtown Los Angeles.
On Monday (Dec. 23), the 22-year-old L.A. rapper posted a video of himself standing on a black SUV in front of a tent-lined sidewalk and throwing bills into an ecstatic crowd.
Blueface Scores First Billboard Hot 100 Entry With ‘Thotiana’
But it appears the generous stunt may have backfired on
the rapper, whose real name is Jonathan Porter. Many people have
commented on social media that the act was humiliating to homeless
people and may have put them in harm’s way.
“I couldn’t see myself even picking up that money smh hella disrespectful,” one person wrote in the comments of the video post.
Another wrote, “This isn’t any different than them strippers you was throwing money at laughing at them.”
Blueface made his first appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 earlier this year with his song “Thotiana.”
rapper drew buzz beginning last year thanks in part to his high-pitched
voice, which fans have likened to cartoon character Courage the
Cowardly Dog. A series of memes took off on YouTube, with clips of his
music soundtracking the cartoon.
See more reactions to Blueface’s money-tossing viral Christmas gift below.