US boy's rap videos inappropriate: Police
BROCKTON, Massachusetts (AP) - A lawyer for the family of a 9-year-old Massachusetts rapper who appears in sexually suggestive videos is criticising authorities' decision to investigate whether the boy is the victim of possible child abuse or neglect.
The boy who performs as "Lil Poopy" is a thriving, well-adjusted fourth-grader with a good home life, good grades and musical talent, attorney Joseph Krowski Jr. said of client Luie Rivera Jr., who is of Puerto Rican descent.
"This is just what I would call a racially-tinged investigation because whoever watched it probably doesn't understand rap," Mr Krowski said.
"This isn't some child left alone that's not going to school. It all comes down to content in the videos, which is protected by the First Amendment" of the US Constitution that protects free speech, he added.