Tyga has issued an apology to the Mexican group after receiving backlash for his new “Ay Caramba” video.
On Thursday (July 28), Tyga sat down with Los Angeles’ Energy 106 and Gill of the American Cholo podcast, in an interview explicitly down to handle the rapper’s newest Latin-themed visible, which has prompted a stir with individuals accusing the California rhymer of cultural appropriation.
“After I dropped the video, I wasn’t in L.A., I used to be in Europe. After which I began seeing lots of people offended by it and I used to be kinda confused,” Tyga stated on the 3:50-mark of the interview. “That is why I did not reply … I kinda, like, tried to do my analysis somewhat bit. I attempted to ask a whole lot of the people who I grew up with which can be Mexican.”
Within the video, Tyga performs a number of Mexican caricatures, together with a fats man in a lowrider being rained on with tortilla chips.
“I’ve all the time finished Latin data,” Tyga continued. “After I’ve finished one thing that was a Mexican file like ‘Go Loko,’ I wrote that track and I used to be like, this track is actually for the Mexicans I grew up with … I need to pay homage to them. That is what I seen rising up with pals of mine. After I made ‘Go Loko,’ that is what that was. I believe with ‘Ay Caramba,’ I wasn’t pondering, that is for the Mexicans I grew up with.”
“On the finish of the day, I am not Mexican, so I can not say what Mexicans are offended by and never,” Tyga added. “However I do know I had no intentions of offending anyone. For one, I need to apologize to the Mexican group and my followers which can be Mexican. I’ve a whole lot of Latin followers which can be Puerto Rican, Dominican, that in all probability weren’t offended by this video. However my Mexicans followers in L.A., there positively had been some that had been offended.”
Tyga’s Collin Tilley-directed “Ay Caramba” video is plagued by destructive feedback on YouTube.
“I swear somebody ought to make a track known as fried rooster with kool help,” one individual famous.
“As A Mexicano from Compton this ain’t it, as a Chicano from California this ain’t it, as an Indigenous Native from Mexico is ain’t it, as a foo from the streets from the hoods in Los Angeles this ain’t it,” one other individual posted.
The visible has over 4 million views on YouTube.