Earlier this week, Tyrese ruffled some feathers in Delaware by speaking up on behalf of the hood and its children.
According to TMZ, Tyrese was headding up to KISS 101.7 to promote his new album when he peeped a liquor store across the street from an elementary school. He figured what better platform than this radio station to call the powers that be out for letting that happen. So he went in…
During his rant, Tyrese told the DJ, “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.”
But when the show went to commercial, Tyrese was asked to leave the building — and the owner of the radio station confirms to TMZ that it was because he felt Tyrese was “disrespecting” the Delaware community.
Disrespecting the Delaware community??? Per TMZ, here’s what the owner meant.
TMZ spoke with Tony Quartarone — the station owner at KISS 101.7 — who tells us he’s not upset with Tyrese because he took a stand against liquor stores … instead, he claims the problem was the way the singer addressed his listeners.
Quartarone says, “Tyrese was not kicked off the air for pointing out that liquor stores should not be located near schools … I totally agree with that. But … he proceeded to downgrade my audience by calling them ‘homies.’”
Quartarone says he felt the language was condescending — and that’s why he asked Tyrese to leave the building Monday morning. After Tyrese tweeted about the incident, Quartarone says he decided to ban Ty’s music until he gets an apology
What?? That Tony Quartarone character needs to take a seat. What kind of bull… SMH