A LONDON-based Rapper and self-described ‘Pimp’ who has been accused of glamorizing grooming gang culture has claimed that he is the ‘victim’ because he’s a British Pakistani, Politicalite can exclusively reveal.
“I had a white girl I used to call a cash machine, I got 20 white girls and they will trap for me, they’re on in the flats laying on their backs for P [money].’ She’s just fucked 100 man, she’s like who’s next?” … “I ain’t in the van though, I’m in the duplex. With two skets that I didn’t even do yet… You can call me iceberg. Young thing squirted you could’ve thought a pipe burst.”
These damning lyrics are just a small sample taken from a controversial track, now banned by the BBC.
The track, by London-based rapper Frenzo Harami, has been accused of glamorizing sexual exploitation, for lyrics which refer to profiting from a prostitution ring. He also uses racial slurs throughout, saying: ‘Had them white birds on the side curbs/ Looking for a dirty p**i or a white nerd.’
The song, called Chaabian Boyz, received limited plays on late-night shows hosted by Kan D Man and Bobby Friction, who described it as “proper grimy, grimy, grimy”.The official music video opens with a gang of British Pakistani youths wearing hoodies and menacing facial coverings, to the bizarre lyrics: “They tried to ban the Burqa, they couldn’t ban a hoodie.
We still out here screaming Teri Pen di Pudi (‘your sister’s pussy)”. It then goes on to depict Frenzo boasting about being a pimp and exploiting young white girls.
In light of recent debate caused by the shocking cases of CSE in Rotherham and Telford, and subsequent research highlighting the fact that members of grooming gangs tend to predominantly be from the Pakistani community, Frenzy’s music video caused an immediate uproar. Despite this, however, the track did manage to be broadcast by the BBC.
Although it was edited to remove swearing, the rest of the lyrical content apparently went unchecked.
Chris Tuck, the founder of the Survivors of Abuse charity, said: “I do not think it’s appropriate for any individual or group to promote the exploitation of women of any race”.
In a statement, the BBC later said: “A version of the track which did not meet our editorial standards was played on Asian Network produced shows, in error.”
The song will not be played on any future shows.”Harami appeared to be unfazed by the criticism of his song, posting a screen-grab of a Daily Mail article to Instagram, and commenting: “Peak times.”
I caught-up with Frenzo following the subsequent media frenzy over the ban, with The Metro and the Guardian now jumping into the fray. When asked if he regretted the choice of words in his lyrics and the message it gave out.
The young rapper tried to divert. “I would like to say that not once in my song “Chaabian Boyz” did I make any reference to “grooming gangs” or “exploitation” of white girls.
I am strongly against child sex abuse and exploitation of ANY person of any race. My lyrics have been taken completely out of context by people who probably don’t even understand half of the slang terminology I’m using in the track”.
I’m British Pakistani and I rap about real-life issues, such as drug abuse and prostitution, so some (racist) people assume I must be talking about underage girls!”
When questioned further and offered the opportunity to apologise for using the term white in a racist manner, Frenzo skirted the issue.“I didn’t mean “white girl” in a derogatory manner” he back-tracked.
“It was just being descriptive and painting a picture for the listener. I also reference black, Indian, Pakistani, Romanian, Brazilian, Chinese and many other ethnicities and nationalities in my songs.
I am not racist and I didn’t mean to offend anyone by saying “white girl”. Chris Brown, Drake and many other popular artists always reference “white girls” and are being played on the radio every day and don’t get pulled up for it.
“I think that because I’m a British Pakistani, the first thing that comes into some people’s minds is that I must be part of a grooming gang.”
“I’m simply telling stories and highlighting these common facts of everyday life.”
This final statement of Frenzo’s – that he is merely highlighting “common facts of everyday life” – has some irony in it when compared to his latest video’s depictions of young vulnerable white girls being exploited by a gang of Asian men and sold to have sex with 100s of men from a budget hotel room.
The academically-respected report on grooming gangs carried out by the think tank, Quilliam, made headline news when it revealed that 84 per cent of people convicted of child grooming-gang offences since 2005 were Asian.
This statistic was put forward to Frenzo Harami, who refused to condemn the issue. “My lyrics have absolutely nothing to do with grooming gangs” he insisted. “I honestly didn’t think for even a second about the issue [of grooming gangs].. not until the news media mentioned it.”