BBC Asian Network under fire for playing controversial song by British rapper

BizAsia Correspondent



The BBC Asian Network has come under fire after it broadcast a controversial song featuring lyrics glamourising sexual exploitation.

The song by Frenzo Harami called ‘Chaabian Boyz’ was played on various late night shows across the BBC Asian Network and BBC Radio 1. The song boasted of profiting from a prostitution ring. The rapper referred to himself as a “pimp” and raps about drugs. Lyrics of the song included, “I got 20 white girls… laying on their backs for P [money]”.

In a statement, the BBC said, “A version of the track which did not meet our editorial standards was played on Asian Network produced shows, in error. The song will not be played on any future shows.”

The BBC Asian Network has also pulled down Bobby Friction’s show from Monday night, which featured the song.