By Dustin Seibert
There are a lot of things I can say in opposition to Lil’ TerRio’s glossy new YouTube music video.
I can talk about how inappropriate and potentially harmful it is for him to be exposed to this “trap rap” culture.
I can talk about how he’s got no business around this busty KayLuv chick at his young, impressionable age.
I can talk about the dangers of celebrating the fact that his kid is about 74 percent stomach even though was born after Ja Rule stopped being relevant.
I can talk about how he’s clearly up past his bedtime.
But damn all that. I actually wanna be Lil’ Terrio.
The little dude rose to prominence with a bunch of Vine videos that feature him stopping whatever he’s doing and segueing into his “Oooh Kill ‘Em” shuffle at the behest of whatever adult is video taping him. The videos went viral, and relevant people like LeBron James hopped on the “Oooh Kill ‘Em” bandwagon. Apparently, now TerRio’s got a manager who helped him get more than a million followers on social networking and enough money for personal appearances that’ll make you vomit.
Some are worried about his well being, since many child stars pay steep prices for fame. But let’s be real: TerRio ain’t gonna matter once the rest of the world moves on to the next Internet fad. His appeal comes from being a fat, squat kid who can get down enough to amuse us for a couple minutes out of our day.
The glossy music video is doing too much to attempt to capitalize off of a fad, and even if it does take, that’s more money for a kid and his family who could probably use the dough. I say let this boy enjoy his “fame” — a year from now, no one will give a damn.
Besides, there may be something to “Ooh Kill ‘Em”: I’m sitting in Barnes & Noble right now turning up to this video while waiting for my wife to finish shopping. And I’m a grown-ass man.