Harvard Students Protest Tyga Concert; Accuse Him of Promoting Sexism and Rape Culture
Harvard University students are up in arms over a scheduled performance from YMCMB rapper Tyga at their annual Yardfest.
A petition launched by senior Leah Reis-Dennis is demanding that organizers pull him from the line-up.
The students say Tyga’s music promotes sexism and rape culture.
“Tyga is notorious for his explicitly and violently misogynistic lyrics,” Reis-Dennis writes in the petition, posted on Change.org.
She cites lyrics in “B—–s Ain’t S–t” and “B—h Betta’ Have My Money” to help prove her point.
“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.”
There are over 1900 digital signatures and an April 1st addendum that acknowledges that the “Rack City” rapper may just be a product of his environment.
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