Ebro Darden Responds To Resurfaced Tinashe Interview: "Terrible Joke"
Hot 97 host Ebro Darden has responded to fans calling him out on Twitter regarding a resurfaced interview with Tinashe in which he makes an awkward joke about her last name, Kachingwe, and skin color.
In the clip in question, Ebro asks his co-hosts if they can “point out how light-skinned she is with a ghetto-ass name," and refers to her as “young yellow.”
Many users noted that Tinashe appears uncomfortable in the video.
"Yea this was a terrible joke, we were using the name skit for people to learn her origins… love Tinashe thats my homey still," Ebro said in response to the criticism.
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He continued going back and forth with several other users as well.
"Yea I was being dumb on purpose… stupid," he wrote in response to another.
He continued: "Complete L, but I play dumb in many interviews so I can be the 'heel,' Im taking the flames now. People should be mad at me, especially those that don’t know me. I have apologized. Feel free to keep cooking me, makes sense."
Check out the interview and Ebro's responses on Twitter below.