Big Pun Son Chris Rivers Says Father Was Abusive and Releases His Music Video ‘Fear Of My Crown’
The rich lyrical, hit-making legacy of Christopher “Big Pun” Rios is forever tarnished by his history of abusive behavior to his wife and family. While he continues to be celebrated as one of the best rappers ever, his son Chris Rivers has released new visuals depicting the ravages of domestic violence.
Chris Rivers new song, “Fear Of My Crown,” paints a picture of a home where a man rules using physical intimidation and violence.
He released a statement to explain the ideas behind the visuals, which are extremely disturbing.
“I️ just wanna say that this song and visual was super important to me. I️ know you can only make a song like this once so it had to be right. Growing up in an extremely abusive household , I’ve gotten to see all the subtle nuances and the major effects as well that trickle down from these events. From confidence issues to depreciation of self worth to trauma, the spectrum is so vast and yet most people sweep these things under the rug. I️ want everyone who has been through any form of abuse to know that these things do not decide your worth. These things do not lessen your character or the value of your spirit. You are not a victim and you do not need to repress these things or hide behind a mask that you’ve created to deter prying eyes. You are a warrior. You are a king, a queen and above all you are priceless. Please share to spread awareness of these things that happen all to often please watch the video and please don’t feel alone . I️ love each of you . Every flaw every perfection , every trial every triumph , the entirety of your souls with the entirety of my heart. Thank you guys .”
Producer Domingo, who has worked with both Big Pun and Chris Rivers, also commented on the song.
“I like what I am seeing and the point of this song and video was to bring a message on how kids are affected by Domestic Violence,”Domingo said. “Hopefully people are letting this message hit home and they will appreciate Hip-Hop music with a message again.”