YouTube rejects internal request to censor rapper YG over robbery lyrics

YouTube employees had called for removal of track which suggests targeting ‘Chinese neighbourhood’

YouTube has rejected a proposal from within the company to remove a video by successful Los Angeles rapper YG, which features lyrics about targeting Asian neighbourhoods for robbery.

Employees had requested the 2014 track, Meet the Flockers, be removed, following the 16 March shooting in Atlanta that killed eight people, six of them Asian women, as well as a wider wave of anti-Asian hate crime in the US.

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