Wee Meng Chee is a Malaysian Chinese rapper, filmmaker and movie star of Hainanese descent. He is widely known as Namewee, a bilingual pun on his Mandarin name, which sounds like the Mandarin term for name.
Wee gained popularity after releasing a controversial song fused with the national anthem of Malaysia, Negaraku, which describes what he thinks of the state of the country and its government. The lyrics of the 'remake' shocked the society. In the following weeks, the song increasingly drew both praise and criticism from various quarters of Malaysian society thus been entitled "Muka Ubi Kentang" by the locals.
Recently, he was also nominated for the 27th Golden Melody Award. In August 2016, he was arrested by police for filming a music video on the grounds of a mosque.