Brooklyn Rapper Under Fire for ‘My EBT’ Video — Watch
A Brooklyn rapper is using his talents to shine a light on a growing problem in the US: people who take advantage of public assistance and the use of Electronic Benefit Transfer cards.
Stanley Lafleur, also known by his rap alias H-Man, created visuals for his song 'My EBT,' which showcases him enthusiastically swiping his card to purchase junk food, 40 ounce beers, McDonald's and even attempts to score marijuana from a drug dealer.
"Man, I love my Eat Better Today card/ I'm never going hungry, I'm swiping all day, y'all/ Sandwiches, chips, a big box of Oreos/ Cereal, Kix, but I couldn't buy a 40, dog?" H-Man raps.
While it's apparent the video was created as a parody, the entertainer is coming under fire for what some believe is his personal celebration of ripping off the government. "I couldn't believe people are hating on me like I'm rubbing the benefit card in the face of taxpayers," he told The Gothamist. "They don't get it. My video is a parody."
H-Man's 'My EBT' video "glorifies welfare," according to the Conservative Outpost. However, the rapper claims he's shedding light on a growing problem in America.