A 9-year-old rapper from Brooklyn, New York is trying to use his music to influence male teens and adults to pull their sagging pants up.
Amor Arteago — otherwise known as Lilman — wrote the rap song with his 37-year-old father Juan and even spent the summer making a music video to accompany it. He raps, “I’m tired of seeing all these dirty underwears when I am walking down the street. Pull ‘em up… Think that you swaggin’ cause your pants saggin’ — Pull ya pants up. Pull ya pants up.” Amor says that he has wanted to be a star ever since he was a “little kid.” He explains, “I didn’t want to go through all this nonsense of cursing. I wanted to be positive with my raps.” Amor plans to speak out against violence on his next track. He said, “There’s too many shootings. Even little people like me are getting killed… We gotta stop the killings.”