Nine-year old Brockton, Massachusetts rapper Lil Poopy will continue his music career amid a child abuse investigation against his father. Lil Poopy - born Luie Rivera Jr. - gained national attention this week for his rap videos which show him making references to drugs and in suggestive situations.
Once the Brockton police got word of the videos they filed a complaint with the Department of Children and Family against Poopy's father - Luis M. Rivera. Police claim Rivera committed child abuse by having his son appear in the vulgar videos.
The Boston Globe reports that the family's lawyer, Joseph Krowski Jr., who calls the abuse allegation "absurd." He says Poopy is a terrific young kid who has a strict, loving and supportive family. He adds that there's no difference between Poopy and every other nine-year-year-old, except that the precocious Poopy has exceptional talent.
The Department of Children and Families is in the midst of a 15-day "non-emergency" investigation. While the department's spokeswoman Cayenne Isaksen wouldn't go into details of the investigation, she did say that in most circumstances they interview family members and close friends of the family.