Blueface Faces Social Media Backlash After Making it Rain on Homeless People
The "Thotiana" rapper faced similar critique for a strip club incident in January.
Blueface is in the news yet again. This time, the Los Angeles rapper is facing critique after paying a holiday visit to Los Angeles' Skid Row district. In a clip that went viral Monday evening, Blueface can be seen standing atop a sports utility vehicle tossing money to homeless people who reside in the area.
Twitter users responded quickly, calling the incident degrading and tasteless. Blueface posted the video to Instagram, with the caption "The season of giving 💰."
Some users pointed out ways other celebrities have given back to those in need without causing such a chaotic scene. In July, Jaden Smith notably opened the "I Love You" vegan food truck and restaurant in the same area the incident took place.
Blueface is no stranger to social media pushback. This past January, social media users critiqued him after a clip of him throwing a stack of money at a stripper's head began circulating.
It’s been an eventful month for the rookie rapper. His manager, Wack 100, has been in the news repeatedly for disparaging comments about the late Nipsey Hussle. Subsequently, Wack was attacked backstage after Blueface's set at Los Angeles’ Rolling Loud Festival.
Earlier this week, TMZ reported a man attempted to snatch Blueface's chain after a performance at downtown Los Angeles’ Blue Moon Hookah Lounge. Security--and Blueface himself--eventually subdued the would-be robber.
Blueface has yet to announce a release date for his upcoming album Find aBeat.