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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Local Rapper Equipto Cusses Out Ed Lee at Coffee Shop: "You're A Disgrace to Asian People"

Posted By on Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 12:44 PM

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Mayor Ed Lee was put on blast by local rapper Equipto during a trip to a coffee shop yesterday.

Equipto, an 25 year veteran of the Bay Area’s hyphy scene and collaborator of Andre Nickatina, had no qualms serving Lee a nice warm cup of fuck off in front of his staff and other coffee shop patrons.

“You are a disgrace to Asian people,” he shouted. “You have no heart, man.”


A member of Lee’s staff stepped between the rapper and the mayor and said nothing while Lee made a quick getaway.

“The people who built this city, you’re getting them all kicked out,” Equipto continued. He grilled Lee on gentrification, displacement, and his alleged ties to Chinatown gang leader Raymond “Shrimp Boy Chow.”

This morning, Equipto addressed his challenge on Twitter.
If this is any foreshadowing, Lee will have a lot to answer to at tomorrow’s mayoral forum with Amy Farah Weiss, “Broke-Ass” Stuart Schuffman, Francisco Herrera, Reed Martin, and Kent Graham. Until then, check out some of Equipto's stuff.


Story originally reported by the Chronicle.
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