Chet Hanks, son of actor Tom Hanks, kicked off his music career this week with the release of “White Boy Summer”.
On Tuesday April 13, Chet, under the name “Chet Hanx”, created the music video for his new rap track. The video begins with him drinking alcohol in his car before moving on to an outdoor party with women in bikinis. Women start dancing on him, and in a later clip he bounces his head against a dancer’s booty as she throws him back.
The video is mostly a harmless privileged party display, if not problematic or sometimes inducing Chet’s blaccent, use of false Patois (“bad gyal”) and posture with the Jamaican flag. However, some listeners believe that Chet drops the N word at some point in the song.
Around 1:42, some listeners claim to hear him rapping “let me see a n — a twerk”, while others think he says “let me see you twerk”. Chet has yet to release the song’s official lyrics, and his accent makes it difficult to clearly distinguish the lyrics.
PopCrush has reached out to Chet Hanks’ rep for clarification regarding the song’s lyrics.
Watch the video and listen to the track below. What do you hear?
In the early 2010s, Chet used the racist insult on several occasions and even defended his use of the word.
“If I say the word n — a, I say it among the people I love and who love me. If I say ‘f – k yall hatin ass n —- z;’ it’s because that’s really how I felt at the time. And I don’t accept that society decides what EVERYONE can or can’t say, ”he wrote on social media at the time, according to VIBE.
The title of the song “White Boy Summer” refers to Chet’s recent viral social media statement in which he said summer 2021 was going to be “the summer of white boys.”
“Hey guys listen, I just wanted to type real fast. I just had this feeling this summer is that this summer is about to be a white boy’s summer, ”he told his social media followers in an Instagram video in March. “Do you know? Take it however you like.
Chet was quick to make it clear that he was only specifically referring to certain white male performers: “I’m not talking about Trump, a NASCAR-type white,” he explained. “I’m talking about, you know, me, Jon B, the Jack Harlow type white boy summer. You know? Tell me if you can vibrate with that and get ready, because I am. “