It’s hard out here for an Iranian MC. CNN reports that an Iranian rapper named Shahin Najafi has received death threats and has a $100,000 bounty on his life for creating a song called “Naghi” that allegedly insults an Imam.

Najafi actually lives in Germany and told Qantara that the song is not about a specific person, in this case Naghi, the tenth Imam in Shia (Shiite) Islam.