Looks like Hot 97’s Ebro done run afoul of the Black Twitterverse and on a holiday weekend no less (when basically everyone got time).
It all happened during an interview (from back in 2013) that Ebro and Peter Rosenberg conducted with Tinashe which seemed innocent enough, but things went left when Ebro asked Tinashe about her last name. After saying her last name was “Kachingwe,” Ebro went on to make an eyebrow scrunching response when he said, “Can we point out how lightskinned she is with the ghetto ass name though.”
After Peter tried to help him save some face by pointing out that her name comes from her African heritage, Ebro stepped into it a bit more by saying, “Sometimes these ghetto names are actually African.”
yeah tinashe better than me because i would’ve became real disrespectful pic.twitter.com/IH1kcQKnNh
— KJ. (@thekonyjen) November 26, 2021
Needless to say, listeners weren’t amused with Ebro’s opinions and were quick to roast the Hot 97 radio personality’s tone deaf joke and took him to task on social media. From blaming him for Hot 97’s allege fall from radio grace in the 00’s to pointing out that Peter Rosenberg was better versed in Tinashe’s cultural background than Ebro, the i=Internet streets were merciless as they went for Ebro’s neck with no remorse.
Amidst the slander and backlash that he’s received for clowning Tinashe’s “ghetto ass” last name, Ebro took to Twitter to apologize and explain that he was using the moment as a skit to get “people to learn her origins.”
Yea this was a terrible joke, we were using the name skit for people to learn her origins… love Tinashe thats my homey still https://t.co/cSWKrAtLo4
— Ebro (@oldmanebro) November 26, 2021
Well, whether or not this was all set-up for a skit we may never know but people weren’t amused and went off on Ebro for his comments. Check out the responses below and let us know your thoughts on the controversial exchange.
Not Ibrahim Jamil “Ebro” Darden talking…. pic.twitter.com/qnNbz2cbVp
— ThatGuy310 (@ThatGuy31011) November 26, 2021
Rosenberg knew better even though he mixed up the countries. Sad.
— Taylor Brione (@TaylorBrione) November 26, 2021
Ebro been a wierdo. Reason why Hot97 fell off after early 2000s
— @deel (@Adz_187) November 26, 2021
I dont watch these guys but it seemed like the guy on the left was trying to remain professional
— Jordan Johnston (@XJORDANCHANX) November 26, 2021
Just had to be a black man disrespecting a black woman
— Honey (@pollygotsole) November 26, 2021
Ebro said Tinashe is lightskinned with a ghetto ass name and he was talking to…Peter Rosenberg??? pic.twitter.com/g9LAImknk2
— Knowbody Sees All (@KnowbodysTweets) November 26, 2021
Tinashe was harassed every time she went on radio interviews & nobody from her label protected her.
— (@Joyridethealbum) November 26, 2021
Ebro is a yt man of color
— BIG LATTE (@ESPNFrankie) November 26, 2021
But if she started in on Ebro’s Jewish name she’d be wrong. https://t.co/4tPXeGQ6ol
— Jezebel’s Gem (@AmandaDannielle) November 26, 2021
Rosenberg being the one to correct Ebro is something https://t.co/l6zZeoMoN1
— critical groove theory (@karlogan_) November 26, 2021
Just standing in flames being honest… keep cooking fam https://t.co/zKxih57T8y
— Ebro (@oldmanebro) November 27, 2021
Y’all let Ebro think him saying “for the culture” was enough and he hasn’t looked back since.
— ᴅᴏʟʟᴀʀ (@callmedollar) November 26, 2021