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Facebook Confirms Rapper Lil B Has Been Banned for ‘Hate Speech’

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It goes without saying that Lil B is a certified internet legend … a social media dinosaur and a Youtube triple OG. But Facebook has apparently banned the Berkeley rapper for the next month, temporarily cutting down his substantial online presence.

Motherboard reported that a Facebook representative confirmed that Lil B was temporarly banned from the platform for 30 days for violating the site’s hate speech policies and the offending posts were deleted from the his page.

On Sunday, Lil B tweeted that he was banned for “talking about white people” on the site. He normally posts multiple times a day on Facebook, but his page has been silent since October 4.

Lil B has been on a recent social media tear discussing, in blunt terms, complex issues about race in America. On Twitter and on Facebook, the rapper has recently called out everything from the double standards around visual codes for “threatening” and “safe” in society, to the legacy of slave ownership in the US. There’s no question that the Base God is mad, but throughout it all he’s peppered his critical posts with a message of love for everybody, no matter their skin colour.

Fans have been deeply divided in their reactions. Some have lauded Lil B for speaking so forcefully, while others bristled at what they perceived to be broad generalizations about white people. Facebook previously banned activist Shaun King for posting a racist message he received, but the company quickly removed the ban. Other prominent black activists, such as Didi Delgado and Ijeoma Oluo had also previously been banned by Facebook for their posts.

Facebook deleted the posts that incurred the 30-day ban before Motherboard could view them, and we’ve been unable to find archives or screenshots of them. (The Facebook rep wouldn’t specify the offending posts, citing user privacy.) Requests for comment to Lil B over Twitter and email weren’t immediately answered.

Regardless, with a Twitter following of more than one million people, Lil B will persevere. He’ll be back on Facebook in no time. It’s also not the rapper’s first tangle with the social networking giant—in 2014 he claimed to be banned for 30 days from Facebook for his posts.

More importantly, we still have Black Ken, Lil B’s triumphant 27-song mixtape from August. And for that, I have to simply say thank you, BasedGod.

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Watch Smokepurpp’s ‘Krispy Kreme’ Videoclip NOW

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With the latest visual to his ‘Krispy Kreme’ single, SmokePurpp find is way out of Pump’s shadow.

released through Cactus Jack, Travis Scott label, the young Floridian rapper is really making a name for himself with the release of DEADSTAR.

However he was first in, his companero, lil Pump rose to fame a bit faster than him. But with the help of Mister Scott, I don’t see how he wouldn’t be able to make it big in this industry. Don’t below one of those many songs that will make you love Purpp.

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Lil Pump’s Racing Up The Chart With His ‘Gucci Gang’ Single

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The rise of SoundCloud rapper Lil Pump is in full swing. As his debut self-titled album currently sits at #1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart, one of the project’s singles, “Gucci Gang,” is steadily gaining traction on the R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales chart.

Also, Rich The Kid and Kendrick Lamar’s new cut “Freezer” has seen an 88 percent increase in sales in its second week, while Tory Lanez’s brand new single “Skrt Skrt” is one of this week’s highest debuts on the chart for the week ending on October 10.

Elsewhere on the chart, sales this week have been slow and the chart finds the usual suspects topping the charts. Cardi B holds down the throne at #1 with her infectious hit “Bodak Yellow,” Post Malone keeps the #2 spot warm with “Rockstar” featuring 21 Savage and Logic stays strong at #3 with “1-800-273-8255.”

Lil Pump Hits The Charts With “Gucci Gang”

South Florida rapper Lil Pump is making his presence known and “Gucci Gang” is evidence of his blossoming star power.

While “Gucci Gang” currently sits at #25, sales for the song have increased by 15 percent. Last week, it was #32 and the previous week, it sat at #46. With his ambitious sales projections for the Lil Pump LP, there’s no telling where “Gucci Gang” will land next week, especially with that unexpected ScHoolboy Q co-sign.

“Gucci Gang” had a total of 5,577 in digital sales for a total of 19,794 in sales to date.

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Tee Grizzley & Lil Durk Mixtape Coming Soon

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It looks like Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley is cooking up something with the Chiraq driller Lil Durk.

Yesterday (October 12), the Detroit rhymer revealed that he will soon drop a joint effort with Lil Durk.

“Y’all gone love when me and @lildurk drop our project ,” Tee wrote on Twitter,

 

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