'Can we talk about Latino rappers using N-word?' Fans defend Tyga after he takes down ‘Ay Caramba’ MV
Tyga explained he grew up in Mexican culture while being in LA and how it got difficult for him to separate the two
Tyga, who dropped his new single ‘Ay Caramba’ a few weeks ago, deleted the video from his official YouTube channel with more than 11 million subscribers after he got dragged for hurting the sentiments of the Hispanic community. The video with more than five million views was taken down after the rapper was accused of depicting racist caricatures in the clip.
The ’Taste’ hitmaker sat for an interview on Power 106 Los Angeles alongside Gil from the American Cholo podcast after he was called out for cultural appropriation. During the conversation, the 32-year-old rapper said he was first confused but he took his team to research. “I started seeing a lot of people offended on it and I was kind of confused, so that’s why I didn’t respond and took time to do my research a little bit and tried to ask a lot of my friends that I grew up with that are Mexican [for their opinion]”, said the Compton native.
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Tyga takes down ‘Ay Caramba’ video after apologizing for cultural appropriation
In the music video of ‘Ay Caramba’, Tyga was seen donning a fat suit and playing a character named Gordo. The hip-hop artist is spotted eating tortilla chips, driving a lowrider with a fake accent. In the same clip, Tyga played a host of a TV dance competition donning a fake mustache and also a dancer named Spicy Rico. While addressing the backlash, Tyga said, as reported by Complex, “I had no intentions of offending anybody. 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, Dominican, that probably weren’t offended by this video but my Mexican fans in L.A., there definitely was some that were offended.”
Tyga continued, “I was really just confused, I wasn’t making this video to be offensive, I was really making this video to be creative. The whole concept of the video was just different Latin things, it wasn’t like a Mexican-themed video” adding, “The character is just me in a fat suit, the character is not even Mexican. This character was literally a reference from Nutty Professor. There’s a scene from Nutty Professor where he has the same kind of sweat suit on.”
‘I grew up my whole life in Mexican culture'
Tyga further explained he grew up in Mexican culture while being in LA and how it got difficult for him to separate the two. “I grew up my whole life in Mexican culture, being in L.A., so it’s kind of hard for me to separate the two”, said the rapper further stating, “With this video I can understand now where you’re coming from. It was meant to be a funny video, but not make fun of.” The video was taken down by him after he addressed the controversial issue. Many on the Internet also noticed how no one had an issue when rapper YG had dropped a similar video for his song ‘Go Loko’ featuring Tyga on guest vocals.
‘Guarantee not a single Mexican was offended’
Social media users including Mexicans flocked to Twitter and claimed that the controversy was hilarious and had nothing to get offended about. “I guarantee not a single Mexican was offended cuz i know i aint”, said an individual as another chimed in, “As a Mexican, I feel like the only way I can truly accept his apology is by running me a check.” One user posted, “If the song was good he probably would’ve got away with it lmao.”
The next one tweeted, “People are so soft. It’s not even a big deal. I’m Mexican, I know I don’t look like it but this is actually kind of funny”, as one mentioned, “Lol wait what!!!! Haha as a mexican this is f**king hilarious!” Another individual asserted, “Where’s the issue? Y’all too soft and y’all take s**t so personal.” Meanwhile, one asked, “Can we talk about Latino rappers using the N word now?” And another concluded, “We let that Go Loko one slide but Tyga ay caramba disrespectful af. & it’s a wack a** song.”
i guarentee not a single mexican was offended cuz i know i aint— vicente (@kwolfnokami) July 29, 2022
As a Mexican, I feel like the only way I can truly accept his apology is by running me a check . pic.twitter.com/TCmV5iEA4r— Saquads🦈 (@GIockySaquon) July 29, 2022
If the song was good he probably would’ve got away with it lmao— OFFSZNLA (@LilKuziVert__) July 29, 2022
People are so soft. It’s not even a big deal. I’m Mexican, I know I don’t look like it but this is actually kind of funny.— King Parody (@CepsSpeaks) July 29, 2022
Lol wait what!!!! Haha as a mexican this is fucking hilarious!— Deadcat (@Deadcat56411984) July 29, 2022
where’s the issue? Y’all too soft and y’all take shit so personal… 💀💀— 𝐉𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐧 ™ 🎶▶️ (@DatBoyJadenn) July 29, 2022
Can we talk about Latino rappers using the N word now ?— Min. Paul Scott (@truthminista) July 29, 2022
We let that Go Loko one slide but Tyga ay caramba disrespectful af. & it’s a wack ass song— George Tenorio (@xXTENORIOXx) July 29, 2022
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