DFW Music News

Bentley Green is Ellen DeGeneres' New Favorite 6-Year-Old Rapper

Six-year-old local rapper Bentley Green joins Ryan Secreast on Ellen DeGeneres' show tomorrow. Not makin' that up.

Normally, a 6-year-old taking his first plane trip would be a big deal to, I dunno, maybe his mom and dad (or possible the flight attendants who have to deal with his hyper ass). But Dallas young ’un Bentley Green -- a.k.a. BG -- took off Sunday on a flight from DFW to LAX that ought to ratchet up more just parental pride.

See, the kindergarten-aged BG is a rapper -- and a damn fine one at that. And in an one of those odd moments when Southern hip-hop culture collides with, uh, America’s favorite lesbian, BG is slated to perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show at 3 p.m. tomorrow, when it airs locally on KXAS-Channel 5.

Seems Ellen’s producers saw BG perform his YouTube jam, “The Dallas Mavericks Song,” at the NBA Celebrity All-Star Slam Jam at Moody Coliseum earlier this month and contacted Green, who in turn offered to write a rap specifically about Ellen, which is below. As for that Mavs rap, well, it goes in part like this: We don’t talk/We play/We focused/Y'all little boys can’t mess with the Mavericks/Ya’ll little boys best get away from Dallas.” Kids, they’re so naïve. --Jonanna Widner

KEEP THE DALLAS OBSERVER FREE... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Robert Wilonsky
Contact: Robert Wilonsky