Tyrese Kicked Out of Radio Station, Music Banned
Rucuss staffSeptember 29, 2011
Singer/actor Tyrese didn’t have the best experience when he visited a Delaware radio station.
The Transformers star was kicked out of WJKS KISS 101.7 for his statements made about local liquor stores in the Delaware communities near elementary schools on Monday.
“Get them cats out of here … selling alcohol right across from your kids school, homie — put the pressure on them homie … you know how to put pressure on dudes selling in your hood,” Tyrese said during his interview.
Tyrese was allegedly asked to leave during the commercial break by the station’s program director. The head honcho felt that the singer was “disrespecting” the community.
Tyrese later tweeted:
“I just kicked out of a radio station frm a PD who had a problem w/ me speaking on liquor stores that are by elementary schools in Delaware. In 17 years I hv NEVER been kicked out of a radio station.. Because I have a problem w/ liquor stores being across from elementary schools?”
“I was also told that the PD made them ERASE my interview so that NO ONE could HEAR me SPEAK on the issue of the liquor stores near kids.”
“Love is love y’all .. When you stand for something.. You will create a shift in the universe.. Salute to all of you for your support! If you don’t STAND for something.. You will damn near fall for Anything..”
TMZ spoke with station owner Tony Quartarone. He said he was not upset with Tyrese because he took a stand against liquor stores, but instead how the singer addressed his listeners.
“Tyrese was not kicked off the air for pointing out that liquor stores should not be located near schools,” Quartarone said. “I totally agree with that. But he proceeded to downgrade my audience by calling them ‘homies.”
Quartarone felt the language was condescending. He’s banned Tyrese’s music until he gets an apology.
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