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Chinese Rapper’s Diss Track Takes Aim at Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

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As Chinese and Australian relations continue to sour, female rapper Bo Peep has taken aim at Australian prime minister Scott Morrison with a viral diss track on her social media.

The song emerges in the wake of a dispute between China and Australia that occurred after a doctored photo of an Australian soldier holding a knife to an Afghan child emerged online. The image was made after the release of the Brereton war crimes inquiry — investigating war crimes committed by Australian forces in Afghanistan — by a Chinese computer graphic artist, and subsequently tweeted out by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian.

Morrison later called for the image to be taken down and for China to apologize for the photo.

Since its release earlier this week, Bo Peep’s diss track has been viewed 5.9 million times on Chinese microblogging platform Weibo, with over 64,000 likes. She accompanied the Weibo post with the caption, “The second diss is dedicated to Lao Mo [老莫, a reference to Scott Morrison], you’re welcome.”

The track features such lyrics as, “You planted opium, deployed troops, and told us it was called ‘warmth.'” Most comments on Weibo praise the track, with many commending the melody and firepower of Bo Peep’s lyrics.

Bo Peep’s first diss was aimed at writer Fang Fang after the release of her book Wuhan Diary earlier this year. Her post featuring the song garnered over 10 million views.

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Meet CD REV: China’s “Reddest” Rap Crew

Rappers taking aim at international political figures or entities is, of course, nothing new for China. CD Rev, a high profile pro-CCP hip hop group, have previously dissed the likes of Donald Trump, Sweden (yes, a whole country), and THAAD (an American anti-missile system based in South Korea).

Bryan Grogan
Bryan is RADII's former culture editor. He is a Shanghai-based writer and editor with an interest in culture stories with a social bent. He once correctly guessed all 151 original Pokemon in seven minutes for an online quiz. He also correctly guessed all 100 second generation Pokemon in eight minutes for an online quiz.