Rapper Namewee’s YouTube channel hacked, nearly 1,000 videos lost | Showbiz


Malaysian rapper Namewee poses for a photo during an interview with Malay Mail in Petaling Jaya on January 25, 2022. – Photo by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 – Malaysian rapper and filmmaker Namewee is trying to recover lost videos after his YouTube channel with over three million subscribers was recently hacked.

The rapper’s agent told Focus Taiwan that they are currently contacting YouTube for assistance in recovering nearly 1,000 Namewee music and commentary videos that disappeared overnight.

The title of his YouTube channel was also changed from “Namewee” to a Russian phrase.

According to Namewee via his Instagram, he has been running the YouTube channel since 2006 and it has amassed a total of 3.27 million subscribers in addition to garnering over 1 billion views in total.

“It’s 10 a.m. in London right now and my YouTube channel has been hacked by someone from Russia.

“I have been managing this channel for 13 years already. It’s a very long journey but it’s all gone now,” he said before ending the video with an explicit foreign-language message to the hacker.

A quick look at his YouTube channel revealed that some of Namewee’s videos have been restored to the “videos” and “playlist” section of his channel.

A screenshot of the current status of Namewee's YouTube channel.
A screenshot of the current status of Namewee’s YouTube channel.

Polemic Nasi Lemak 1.0 the director was in hot water last November after his song Brittle was pulled from music streaming services in China just a day after its release.

The song which also features Australian singer Kimberly Chen was scrubbed by mainland censors for claiming to ridicule Chinese netizens.

The video has been viewed over 10 million times and ranked number one on YouTube in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

The rapper was also honored for his song of 2021 You know who my father is.

Namewee was bombarded with comments from Kpop fans after he remarked on popular Kpop girl group, Blackpink in his song.

Kpop fans called on him to delete the song, but he chose to thank them for the additional views on his video.


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