Tyga apologizes to Mexican community for ‘Ay Caramba’ video
Tyga has issued an apology to the Mexican community after receiving backlash for his new “Ay Caramba” video.
On Thursday (July 28), Tyga sat down with Los Angeles’ Power 106 and Gill from the American Cholo podcast, in an interview explicitly done to address the rapper’s latest Latin-themed visual, which caused a stir with people accusing the California rhymer of cultural appropriation.
“When I released the video, I wasn’t in LA, I was in Europe. And then I started seeing a lot of people offended by it and I was kind of confused,” Tyga told 3:50 of the interview. . “That’s why I didn’t answer…I kinda tried to do my research a little bit. I tried asking a lot of people I grew up with who are Mexican.”
In the video, Tyga plays several Mexican cartoons, including a fat man in a lowrider in the rain with tortilla chips.
“I’ve always done Latin records,” Tyga continued. “When I did something that was a Mexican record like ‘Go Loko’, I wrote this song and I was like, this song is literally for the Mexicans that I grew up with…I want them paying homage. That’s what I saw growing up with friends of mine. When I did ‘Go Loko’, that’s what it was like. I think with ‘Ay Caramba’, I don’t I didn’t think, it’s for the Mexicans I grew up with.
“At the end of the day, I’m not Mexican, so I can’t say what Mexicans are offended by and not,” Tyga added. “But I know that I had no intention of offending anyone. On the one hand, I want to apologize to the Mexican community and to my Mexican fans. I have a lot of Puerto Rican Latin fans, Dominicans, who probably weren’t offended by this video, but my Mexican fans in LA, there certainly were some who were offended.
Tyga’s “Ay Caramba” video, directed by Collin Tilley, is littered with negative comments on YouTube.
“I swear someone should make a song called fried chicken with kool aid,” one person noted.
“As a Mexicano from Compton, it’s not that, as a Chicano from California, it’s not that, as a native of Mexico, it’s not that, as a jerk from the streets of Los Angeles neighborhoods, that’s not it” that’s it,” another person posted.
The visual has over 4 million views on YouTube.