Skip To Content

    22 Dumb Rap Lyrics About Asian People

    C'mon son.

    Nods to Asian culture, and Asian women, have long found their way into rap songs, whether dropped as a punchline, painted as caricature, or offered as a symbol of status. You can hear references in recent songs off Yeezus, or golden era stuff from Diddy. The ignorance spans regions and generations.

    These lyrics tend to collapse all Asian identities — the literal BILLIONS of them — into one. Often, they promote the sexual fetishization of Asian women. Here are a couple memorable trespasses, ranging from incomprehensible to wildly offensive to just plain CORNY.

    1. Kanye West, "I'm In It"


    2. Drake, "Over My Dead Body"

    Valerie Macon / Getty Images

    3. Lil Wayne, "Take It To The Head"

    Rachel Murray / Getty Images

    4. Nicki Minaj, "Your Love"

    Cash Money/Young Money

    ????? ??? ??

    5. Chingy, "Balla Baby"

    Vince Bucci / Getty Images

    "...or even Asian."

    6. Chingy, "Chingy Jackpot"

    Stephen Shugerman / Getty Images

    7. Rick Ross, "Bricks"

    Theo Wargo / Getty Images

    8. P. Diddy, "D.I.D.D.Y."

    Frank Micelotta / Getty Images

    9. Game, "I'm The King"

    10. Wiz Khalifa, "Bugatti (Remix)"

    Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

    11. Kanye West, "Marvin & Chardonnay"

    Scott Gries / Getty Images

    12. Schoolboy Q, "Fuck LA"

    13. Mac Miller, "S.D.S"

    David Livingston / Getty Images

    14. J.Cole, "Back To The Topic"

    Gustavo Caballero / Getty Images

    15. Tyler The Creator, "Burger"

    Simone Joyner / Getty Images

    16. Young Jeezy, "Amazin"

    Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images

    17. Skepta, "Asian Girl"

    18. Childish Gambino, "Backpackers"

    Imeh Akpanudosen / Getty Images

    19. Childish Gambino, "Kids"

    Ethan Miller / Getty Images

    20. Childish Gambino, "Break (All of the Lights)"

    Imeh Akpanudosen / Getty Images

    Also, from the same song, different verse:

    "Is it racist if I say she tastes like edamame?"

    (h/t commenter Adham Naiem)

    21. Childish Gambino, "You See Me"

    Imeh Akpanudosen / Getty Images

    22. Childish Gambino, "It's On"

    Imeh Akpanudosen / Getty Images

    Just... no.

    #20 The Childish Gambino track is entitled "Break (All of the Lights remix)." A previous version misidentified the song.