A protest at Power 106 in Los Angeles has inadvertently been started by Tyga’s controversial music video for “Ay Caramba.” A protest is set on Wednesday, August 3, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. PST on 2600 West Olive Avenue in Burbank, according to a post on Tariq Nasheed’s Instagram account.
“The community is #PullingUp outside #Power106 #radio station in #LosAngeles tomorrow (Weds. Aug. 3rd) to call them out for giving a platform to anti-Black racists,” he wrote in the caption. “If you are in #LA, everyone come thru.”
After permitting Gil Tejada, the host of the American Cholo podcast and a former gang member, to sit down with Tyga and talk about how the video was harmful to the Mexican-American community, the radio station attracted criticism from the Black community.
Tejada frequently refers to Black people in a disparaging way, using terms like “ghetto c-on” and the N-word. After much footage of Tejada repeating those phrases was published online by sites like No Jumper, Power 106 later removed the interview.
An anonymous source confirmed to HipHopDX, “Tyga released a racially insensitive video portraying a Chicano rapper in a low rider with tortillas falling from the sky. A well-known Chicano YouTuber — ‘The American Cholo’ — responded with outrage and encouraged his followers to demand Tyga take the video down via an interview on Power 106 LA Leakers podcast.
“Tyga apologized and quickly took the video down. The next day several clips of ‘The American Cholo’ saying racial slurs re-surfaced and Power 106 took the video down without issuing an apology to the Black community hence the protest at the station on August 3.”
A controversy between the Latino and Black communities resulted from dozens of Mexican-Americans visiting the No Jumper studio and demanding that presenter Adam22 take down an allegedly manipulated video he posted of Tejada saying the N-word (with a hard-er). Tejada and Bozo can be seen urging him to take it down in a clip of the confrontation that is presently making the rounds on social media.
“When I dropped the video, I wasn’t in L.A., I was in Europe,” Tyga began. “And then I started seeing a lot of people offended by it and I was kinda confused. That’s why I didn’t respond. I tried to do my research a little bit. I tried to ask a lot of the people that I grew up with that are Mexican.”
He continued, “At the end of the day, I’m not Mexican, so I can’t say what Mexicans are offended by or not. But I know I had no intentions of offending anybody. For one, I want to apologize to the Mexican community and my fans that are Mexican. I have a lot of Latin fans that are Puerto Rican, and Dominican, that probably wasn’t offended by this video. But my Mexicans fans in L.A., there definitely was some that were offended.”