ROMELU LUKAKU is trying to hit the right notes away from the football pitch as he makes his rap debut – but is mocked by fans.
The Manchester United striker, 25, linked up with childhood friend and music artist TheColorGrey to release a track called 'New Levels'.
YouTube: TheColorGrey5 Romelu Lukaku has tried his hand at rapping as he makes his musical debut
YouTube: TheColorGrey5 The Manchester United striker linked up with fellow Belgian TheColorGrey for a new song
They grew up together in Antwerp in Belgium and have remained close despite their differing careers.
But after the striker released an article on his difficult upbringing, the pair got in touch with each other to produce a collaboration.
Speaking in a video with the two discussing the song, Lukaku said: "The reason why I wanted him on the song is because I've known him for a long time. We always had that mutual respect you know.
"For us, where we're from, people don't back us to become what we are today.
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"You look at the situation we were in, we laugh about it because it makes us who we are right now. It makes us appreciate what we've got.
"People say we come from tough backgrounds. Nah, we really are from tough backgrounds.
"The way I play , you know I play with passion. When I'm not happy you see that I'm not happy. When I'm happy, I'm enjoying it."
TheColorGrey, real name Will Michiels, spoke about his background in football and what it was like to rap alongside his nation's all-time record goalscorer.
5 Some of Lukaku's lyrics from the rap video that came under criticism from fans
YouTube: TheColorGrey5 The idea came when Lukaku opened up in a revealing article about his difficult upbringing in Antwerp
YouTube: TheColorGrey5 Will Michiels wrote the song, 'New Levels', but his new co-rapper may not be going into the industry when he hangs up his boots
He said: "I started playing football when I was six, I think. I was talented, I think I can say I was talented.
"I played in the second division in Belgium for a team called K.S.K. Beveren.
"I saw this interview from Rom where he said his mother had to mix water with milk so he could eat cereal.
"I sent him like five snippets I think and I already knew which one he was gonna pick in my mind and I was right."