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‘Ouch so much backlash’: Battle rapper doubles down after line alluding to anti-Asian crime stirs anger

  • Rapper Pristavia Duvert sparked controversy online after participating in a rap battle and alluding to crimes perpetrated against Asians.
  • “Now I could get Chinks beaten in the street for no reason / Then hashtag stop Asian hate,” she said while going against rapper Nunchi Chinks.
  • According to Duvert, she was not being racist and was referring to the name of her opponent.

A rapper who alluded to anti-Asian attacks during a rap battle has recently ignited backlash after a video clip of the battle surfaced online. 

New York-based rapper Pristavia Duvert was battling Nunchi Chinks on Dec. 4 when she delivered this line: “You are a lame disgrace / Should have played it safe / Now I could get Chinks beaten in the street for no reason / Then hashtag stop Asian hate.”