Ebro Darden admitted that the resurfaced interview with Tinashe was a “complete L.”
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.
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“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.
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.[Via]