Harvard Student Group Petitions Against Tyga Performance

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While many college students would be excited to have Tyga perform at their school, one group of Harvard University students is attempting to ban the rapper from their campus.

A group of Harvard students has published petition urging Harvard’s College Events Board to rescind its offer to the YMCMB star to perform at the organization’s upcoming Yardfest. In the petition, the student group says that Tyga’s music projects an “explicitly and violently misogynistic” atmosphere, and that allowing him to perform would offer “a platform for music that promotes sexism and rape culture.”

“The College Events Board announced last Wednesday that Tyga, a hip-hop artist known for the hit single ‘Rack City’ will headline this year’s Yardfest,” the petition reads. “Tyga is notorious for his explicitly and violently misogynistic lyrics. In his song ‘Bitches Ain’t Shit,’ Tyga raps, ‘Need a bitch that can fuck, cook, clean, right/Turn a bitch out, make her lick twice.’ In ‘Bitch Betta Have My Money,’ Tyga raps, ‘Shut the fuck up and jump on this dick. Nothing but a motherfucking skank. Fuck what you talking bout and fuck what you think’…we demand that Harvard rescind its offer to Tyga, because we believe that Harvard should not provide a platform for music that promotes sexism and rape culture.”

The group added, “We understand that Tyga is not representative of hip-hop as a genre, nor do we hope to position hip-hop and feminism in opposition to each other. We recognize that other performers at Harvard sanctioned events have problematic lyrics and regret that opposition campaigns were not launched towards these artists as well. The problems that pervade Tyga’s music dominate mainstream society and are endemic to Harvard’s campus. Violence and sexism are not unique to Tyga’s music; deeper, systemic changes must be made. However, Tyga’s invitation to perform at Yardfest provides an opportunity for a tangible, if short term, response to rape culture. Activism surrounding Tyga’s performance at Harvard should not be divorced from activism around larger structural issues of race, gender, and homophobia.”

[via Change.org]

  • Not a Harvard Student

    also tyga sucks mad dick

  • Justin

    People complain way to fucking much.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003644733905 Drew Emmerson

      irony.

  • samdaddymalone

    so basically they are pissed they didnt get macklemore

    • http://www.facebook.com/iamcarterj Jameson N’Sayne Allen

      You trippin.

    • http://www.facebook.com/phisylus Weston Lock

      This made me laugh hard. I like some of his stuff, he has skill but his music is meant for people who don’t like rap.

  • Lapdance

    How dumb are these bitches. Tyga doesnt even rap the second verse, that’s Kurupt. They aint hood enough to get good rappers.

    • http://www.facebook.com/iamcarterj Jameson N’Sayne Allen

      you sound stupid.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tia.portrum Tia Portrum

      Corrupt*

      • rock

        Its the rappers name… Kurupt…. *Facepalm*….

      • camacho

        Why the fuck are you even here if you don’t know who Kurupt is.

  • civic duty

    Well if you put “bitch” in 90% of your verses, hooks, and song titles…bitches are bound to dislike you. I mean I wouldn’t want him performing at my daughter’s birthday party

    • http://www.facebook.com/michael.r.malcolm Michael RocketBoy Malcolm

      U just said bitches are bound to dislike you, so your calling females bitches too

      • civic duty

        i was joking.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tia.portrum Tia Portrum

    One solution! Don’t go.

  • mr_average

    I mean thats the new generation of rap…. NIGGA NIGGA NIGGA NIGGA money and Hoes…. No real talent, I mean old school rap then yeah that would’ve been cool if slick rick or maybe even RUN D.M.C would perform. I get where these kids are coming from, but that’s the world we live in.

  • Zach

    If you even for a second consider Tyga a rapper, you obviously don’t know what Hip – Hop is, or sadly, was. Rap was poetry in it’s most violent form, to express the struggles that existed in the hood. Now, rappers use the beat to brag about material wealth and the amount of females they ‘own’ .This is not rap. It will never be rap.

    • http://www.facebook.com/LNR.SHOW Lnr Dj-Dickz Show

      word!!!

  • jayceegreen

    its just a group from harvard, probably like 50 people max…everyone else is ready to get the t-rawwww show!

    • ok

      The petition has over 1900 signatures

  • sliva

    So educated people like educated music? who woulds guessed.

  • Sam Sharma

    lmao niggas salty hahahah. closed minded fucks.

  • luke

    well, at least his dope rhyming skills and intelligent wordplay make up for the offensive message of his lyrics!

    -said nobody, ever. the man is completely without talent or appeal – the only good things in any of his songs are the beats, which are made by other people, not tyga.

  • BIGDICKK69

    WOW THEY SOUND SO SMART LOL

  • LiveurlifeThisyear

    IF THEY changed their mind, THEY still need 2 PAY TYGA and that’s the bottom line!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/phisylus Weston Lock

    Well the girl who made the petition is ugly as fuck. (Click on the source at the bottom of this article, it takes you to her page) She’s just jealous Tyga raps for a living and gets everything he wants while she studies all the time and won’t get 10% of Tyga’s money in her life time.