Lil Poopy is in his teens and is already rapping about coke and smacking the butts of women old enough to be his mom in music videos. Don’t get it twisted though, there’s nothing wrong with starting your rap career as a kid, the likes of Lil Bow Wow, Lil Romeo and other “lils” did really well but the controversies Lil Poopy’s career has sparked in such a short time has made many focus on all the things he is doing wrong.
Regardless, Lil Poopy seems to be growing his fan base. He has rapped with big names like Puff Daddy and posed for photos with 50 Cents. His Instagram followers seem to grow by 100K every year. He had 300K by the end of 2015 and 400K by the end of 2017. Here are the facts about the young rapper’s life and career.
Who is Lil Poopy, How Old is He?
Lil Poopy is an American rapper who was born as Luis Rivera, Jr. on February 15, 2003, at Brockton hospital in Brockton, Massachusetts. As the story goes, his rap name Lil Poopy was inspired by the fact that he pooped on his dad anytime he attempted to change him.
When you’re raised in a neighborhood ridden with gangsters it is only natural that you grow to love the things that they do and the same goes for Lil Poopy who began rapping at a very early age and by the age of 9 released his very first song titled “Ima Cokeboy”. He gained widespread recognition for his remix of French Montana’s song “Pop That”. Part of the lyrics of the song has Poopy explaining that coke isn’t a bad word but only a reference to Coca-Cola/Soda.
He gained even more traction as a result of his appearance on the Lifetime reality series The Rap Game which premiered on New Year’s day of 2016. The show which is hosted by rapper Jermaine Dupri features aspiring rappers who battle each other for the chance to launch professional hip-hop careers.
Lil Poopy didn’t win the show, but his age and persona garnered him a lot of attention from already established rap acts, chiefly French Montana. He recorded a video with French Montana for his Pop That Remix and became affiliated with Montana’s Coke Boys crew. Coke Boys is a name given to rappers signed to Montana’s Cocaine City Records label. However, after controversies surrounding Lil Poopy surged, Montana seemed to distance himself from him. During his visit to Philadelphia’s Power 99 radio station, French revealed that he never did sign Poopy to his label.
Lil Poopy has rapped to Rick Ross‘s beat for Stay Schemin. He has a song titled Lil Poopy Getting It In whose video was removed from YouTube. This was after authorities launched investigations into his family after perceiving as inappropriate his behavior in his videos shot at strip clubs.
Reports surfaced in August 2016 that Lil Poopy had signed a four-year record deal with Epic/Sony records. However, the information was falsified by Billboard after the music site confirmed from Epic’s executive vice president of media and strategic development, Laura Swanson that a deal was never penned. The label’s chairman and CEO, L.A. Reid took to Twitter to falsify the reports in a rather cryptic message.
Since then, Lil Poopy has not been signed by any record label, well, not at the time of this writing. The young rapper even spells it out in his Instagram bio part of which reads “Unsigned.” Lil Poopy continues to chase his dream of becoming a rapper while attending school.
Who Are His Parents?
Lil Poopy was born to parents Luis Rivera Sr and Jatoy Rivera. His father appeared as his father figure on The Rap Game. After his controversial music videos attracted the attention of authorities, his father Luis Rivera also known as Fat Louie was investigated for child abuse, however, the charges were later dropped.
In June 2016, Lil Poopy’s father made the news when he was part of the 60 people arrested in a federal raid and charged with drug and gun trafficking. Events following the arrest are unknown to the media.