Lil Pump got bit by a snake he was using as a prop for a video

The rapper Lil Pump learned a harsh lesson about using wild creatures as props. While filming his latest video, Lil Pump, decked out in a leopard print jacket and weighted down by some serious bling, was sat atop a plain white staircase, as you can see above. At one point, he was supposed to be filmed holding a snake, a metaphor for shedding his former self as he ascends to the next level of fame with grace and dignity, I presume. Or perhaps the reasoning was more along the lines of, “it looks cool and how bad@$$ is this snake, huh?” Well, it turns out the snake was more bad@$$ than anyone considered because almost as soon as Lil Pump took him, the snake coiled and bit his hand. Be warned, this video has NSFW language (like, all of it) and, as mentioned, there is a snake biting someone. Plus, blood and really freaked-out on lookers:

Lil Pump’s caption for his Instagram post was:


Sound advice, I feel. Justin Bieber co-signed by adding in the comments: “Bro can’t f*** with snakes.” Now that all of the great minds in animal activism have weighed in, I think it’s safe to say that no one should, in fact, f**k with snakes.

This is a shocking video, certainly. My heart leapt into my throat when I watched it. But even more than the bite, I’m not happy with the handling of the snake. I know very little about snakes, but that guy, I’ll call him Carl, looks like a ball python to me. Ball pythons are popular for filming because of they’re beautiful, of course, but also because they’re more docile in those conditions than other types, so Carl was clearly traumatized and believed he was in danger (either that or he was making some pointed comments about Lil Pump’s fashion statement). I would have flung him aside if bit as well, so I’m not judging Lil Pump’s reaction (his decision to have the snake in the first place, however, is another matter). It’s clear by how Lil Pump took the snake that he’d not been coached properly in how to handle it. And once Carl is retrieved by the handler, he goes for a second person – or, as I like to call him, “the idiot who rushed a scared snake for a selfie.” Carl clearly feels threatened and the handler just laughs without trying to calm anyone, but specifically his snake, down. Plus, there’s someone else handling the snake hook at the start so it looks like there are two snake handlers not doing what they should – advocate for your client, you jerks.

I do hope Lil Pump is okay. He must be, no one brought a venomous snake onto a video shoot. It likely scared the heck out of him, it would me. But hopefully that puncture spot will be sore reminder that safety >>> coolness factor. Fortunately, if he forgets, his buddy Bieber can always remind him. However this plays out, I wish a speedy recovery to all but mainly I want to see JUSTICE FOR CARL!




Photo credit: WENN Photos and Instagram

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  1. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    He looks like a guy that makes good decisions.

  2. smcollins says:

    Who?? Gawd I’m old

  3. Arizona says:

    I’m officially too old for all these mumble rappers. they just look fucking ridiculous to me.

    • Sarah says:

      And the language?! I mean, Justin Beiber is a Canadian boy from a small town with nice parents. What on earth do they think about face tattoos and public f-bombs constantly? It’s just so gross.

  4. LeaTheFrench says:

    Not blaming Carl.

    • AnnaKist says:

      I’m cheering for Carl, and imagining his Australian cousins; I to the ER would have been the least of young Master Pump’s woes…

  5. Frida_K says:

    I feel so sorry for that snake. Don’t animals have certain rights when they are on film or other sets?

    A snake’s spine can be broken by such treatment, and besides, the callous disregard for its evident fear is sickening. What if this were a puppy or a koala joey? Just because it’s not small and cute and fuzzy doesn’t mean that its feelings are without value. Like all animals, it simply wants to live. I feel so sorry for this poor creature.

    Lil Dumb-Dumb here needs to learn some respect, not just for our eyes (his fashion sense is painful) but more so for animals.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      It makes me think the video shoot was low budget and not union, because they would have designated animal handlers on set. They look like they just tried to throw someone’s pet on him, without knowing what they were doing.

      I hope the snake made it through the shoot unharmed.

  6. Lucy2 says:

    I assume the snake took one look at him and thought it was doing the right thing.

  7. aurora says:

    Animals are not props!
    And f**k those handlers!

  8. Chaine says:

    Who even is this person? I guess the snake bite accomplished his goal of raising his profile 🙄

  9. Jerusha says:

    I approve of all the above comments.

  10. Megan2 says:

    His name is Lil Pump? Like, by choice? He chose to go by that name because he thinks it makes him sound bada$$? I just… I think I just shook my head so hard I pinched a nerve. Because I’m an old woman who doesn’t understand the utter ridiculousness of this off-putting youth.

  11. Damzlfly says:

    FYI its a young boa, not a ball python. And I think the snake got it right.

  12. Lizzie says:

    Lil Pump makes me happy to be completely out of touch.

  13. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    “Now that all of the great minds in animal activism have weighed in, I think it’s safe to say that no one should, in fact, f**k with snakes.” This should be in all nature books and zoos! No wiser words have been written… 😂

    • Ann says:

      Just came here to say the same. The writing on this entire story had me laughing out loud. Well done!

  14. Ann says:

    It’s like when people say so-and-so needs an ass whooping but with snakes. This idiot “rapper” totally needed a snake bite. The ugly face tattoos. The dumb grill. All that tacky bling. Dude totally got what was coming to him. Good for Carl.

  15. Digital Unicorn says:

    Free Carl!!! And I hope he (the snake) got a tetanus shot afterwards, wouldn’t want the poor thing getting poisoned from all the cheap ass fug tats.

  16. Tiffany says:

    Okay, so I am either old or the music industry just stop trying.

  17. Lala11_7 says:

    “Harpo…who DIS MAN?”

  18. Lila says:

    Bwahahaha! Good on ya, Carl. Animals are animals, not props.

  19. DahliaDee says:


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  21. Mumbles says:

    This incident – along with, basically, the current status of the world – reminds me of the movie “Idiocracy.” Soon we will be watering crops with Gatorade.

    Agree with above posts. I don’t like snakes but they are not props.

  22. ME says:

    This dude. I swear he’s a walking SNL skit. Snakes are not props. Not now, and not when Britney did it either.

  23. jenner says:

    Came here to say what everyone is saying above me. Who the hell is this? And free the snake from this idiot.

  24. Harla says:

    I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard I cried!! Idiot.

  25. Noely says:

    #TeamCarl. I have only ever seen a Lil Pump (lol, I accidentally wrote “Pimp” first) video in my life (Racks on Racks) and it was one big WTF moment. And isn’t that Gucci Gang song also his?

    I don’t get these new rappers. I just don’t.

  26. Justjj says:

    And this is the precise moment when I, a Millennial, decided that Gen Z, is completely on their own.

  27. grumpyterrier says:

    He’s a lil mess. Also, why are all rappers little?