TikTok rapper Montaine is under fire for performing with a blaccent, or putting on a specific voice in order to sound Black, in viral videos.
In a TikTok posted on July 9, the content creator addresses hate comments that he’s been receiving in a rap.
“So I’ve been getting a ton of hate comments,” Montaine says in the TikTok. “And I want to ask you to please stop.”
A beat begins to play, and he raps in a voice that is different than his speaking voice.
On Wednesday, Montaine’s video had over 222,000 views on TikTok. He did not immediately respond to the Daily Dot’s request for comment.
I have a family♬ original sound – Montaine
Many comments on Montaine’s video address the way his voice changed in the video.
“The accent coming in ONLY while rapping is crazy,” @keegzfart23 commented.
“Why the accent change???” @hexagonagahex wrote.
“Cool accent,” @olive.juiced commented. “Where’d you get it.”
Others expressed their thoughts on Montaine’s video via stitches.
“Nah, that is actually wild,” TikToker @thinkpiecetribe2 says in their stitch of Montaine’s rap. “He turned that accent on like a goddamn light switch.”
“I just want to formally ask you to never use that accent again, bro,” @swidx says in her stitch of Montaine’s video. “Just be yourself, it’s OK.”
“He can’t even pretend that’s how he talk,” @quinfinity says in their stitch. “Why did he just start doing a bad Chance the Rapper impression?”
Montaine isn’t the first white rapper—or white TikToker—to be accused of using a blaccent when rapping or talking. Rapper Iggy Azalea has received criticism for the strong blaccent many feel she has used to sell records, as has TikToker and YouTuber Woah Vicky.