Tyga at Harvard’s Yardfest Performance: “F**k the Haters”
Tyga was a target of numerous protests for his appearance at Harvard University on Saturday night.
A group of Harvard students published a petition to reconsider Tyga’s headlining slot for the University’s annual Yardfest concert series. They criticized that the “Rack City” rapper promoted sexism and rape culture. They also said his music contained "violently misogynistic lyrics." During an interview with Justin Credible, Tyga addressed the petition sent to Harvard’s College Events Board and gave his opinion on the matter.
“This is just a group. This isn’t the whole student union,” he said. “The people that booked me to come to their show—they’re fans. They want me to perform at their school. There’s always going to be wars of anything. At the end of the day, people have the right to have opinions. I have the right to have an opinion. I have the right to say what I want on my music—because it’s my music.”
While the University provided an alternative concert yesterday, Tyga still had a large crowd for his hour-long set. He even alluded to the controversy surrounding his scheduled appearance, throwing a few shots at the “haters” who didn’t want him to perform. According to The Harvard Crimson, Tyga had these final words before leaving the stage, “I just want to say: Fuck the haters.”
Despite the opposition, several students enjoyed Tyga’s performance.
[via The Harvard Crimson]