If this isn't one of the most asinine things I've heard, I don't know what is. The urban radio station in Delaware, Kiss 101.7 has launched a war against Tyrese Gibson. They have banned Tyrese's music from their airwaves, and from their studio all because he called the people of Delaware "homies." I don't know where they're from, but where I'm from we see it as a term of endearment.....you're family. What's up homie!!!????
I previously wrote a post about what happened yesterday, but it was so stupid that I sent it to the trash. Because the level of stupidity has risen, I felt the need to address this nonsense. I even sent him a supportive tweet advising him to stand his ground and not to apologize. To put you current, here is what went down:
You won't be hearing any Tyrese songs on the radio in Delaware in the near future ... because the singer's music has been banned from the biggest hip hop station in the state.
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.
He probably won't get one -- Tyrese called in to "TMZ Live" yesterday and told us he simply didn't care if the station takes his music out of rotation.
Y'all don't want to know what I would have told Tony. Get ya think on.................. Wompity!