YouTube Removes CupcakKe Videos for 'Nudity, Sexual Content'

Rapper slams website after it pulls "Deepthroat," "Duck Duck Goose" clips

Chicago rapper CupcakKe slammed YouTube for removing two of her music videos for supposedly violating the site's policy on nudity and sexual content. Credit: J. Kempin/Getty Images

UPDATE: CupcakKe's videos for "Duck Duck Goose" and "Deepthroat" have returned to YouTube, Pitchfork reports. A representative for the site said, "With the massive volume of videos on our site, sometimes we make the wrong call. When it’s brought to our attention that a video has been removed mistakenly, we act quickly to reinstate it. We also offer uploaders the ability to appeal removals and we will re-review the content." In response to the change, CupcakKe tweeted, "They back up thanks y'all."

Chicago rapper CupcakKe slammed YouTube after the website pulled two of her music videos for "Duck Duck Goose" and "Deepthroat." Pitchfork notes, the pages for both clips now contain messages that claim the videos violate "YouTube's policy on nudity or sexual content."

CupcakKe responded to the removals on Twitter, writing, "I kn[ow] the fuck y'all didn't delete 'Deepthroat' video off YouTube at 23 million views. @YouTube put it back up now!" Several hours later she tweeted: "And they just deleted 'Duck Duck Goose.' One more and my entire channel is gone." The rapper has also re-tweeted numerous fans demanding that YouTube re-upload the clips.

CupcakKe got her start on YouTube, originally posting religious-themed poems-turned-raps, before developing a hip-hop persona steeped in vivid, sex-positive lyrics. "One day, I was listening to 'My Neck, My Back' by Khia and just in the mood and horny," she told Rolling Stone. "I was like 'Oh yeah, I'm gonna write something that's sexual to get it out.'"

Released in 2015, "Deepthroat" was one of CupcakKe's first viral hits, and the track later appeared on her 2016 debut mixtape, Cum Cake. Since then, CupcakKe has released one additional mixtape and three studio albums. Her most recent Ephorize, arrived in January and features "Duck Duck Goose."