Photo: Rapper Amor "Lilman" Arteaga, 9, Tells People with Sagging Pants "Pull Ya Pants Up"
At just 9 years old, Amor Arteaga has a music video and a message: Pull your pants up.
Going by Lilman, the young rapper says he wrote the song “Pull Ya Pants Up” with his dad, Juan, 39, after becoming sick of seeing people walking around wearing their pants dropped low and showing off their underwear and rear ends.
‘It’s disrespectful showing your butt off,’ Arteaga told New York Daily News. ‘I’m always seeing boys, girls, rappers, singers – everyone is sagging out.’
In his song, the Flatbush fourth-grader raps:
The London Bridge s falling, but not before your pants. You lookin’ for a job, well give yourself a chance. You going to school, well pull them up, man. You chillin’ in the club, well how you gonna dance?
Just two years ago, Lilman admits he was one of the kids with his pants sagging. His father, however, scolded him and explained why it was inappropriate. Immediately, the young rapper began working on the song.
Once he completed the song, he debuted it at Flatbush’s Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series. Prior to the event, Lilman had the opportunity to meet Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. When it came time for shooting the video, Markowitz even made an appearance, dancing to the beat.
‘Ever since I was a little kid, I wanted to be a star. I didn’t want to go through all this nonsense of cursing. I wanted to be positive with my raps.’
For his next song, the songsmith says he plans on tackling violence and bullying.
Check out Amor ‘Lilman’ Arteaga’s video for “Pull Ya Pants Up.”