Rap music, like everything else, has its problematic moments. Misogyny, colorism, and yes racism often plague verses of some of the most popular hip-hop artists. Time and time again, rappers spit about “looking Asian” whenever they smoke a blunt or two.
Exhibit A: “Cause bitch I’m amazin’/Look what I’m blazin’/Eyes so low/Yea I look like an Asian,” Jeezy rapped on the chorus of his 2008 track “Amazin.”
Wiz Khalifa is the latest in a long line of rappers who have invoked the racist comparison. “I’m a different type of being/Drive the type of whip your bitches like to be in/Smoke got my eyes lookin’ Korean,” he raps on the track “Hot Now” from his new album Rolling Papers 2.
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