Ebro Responds To Backlash for Calling Tinashe ‘Light-Skinned with a Ghetto A** Name’

Published: Saturday 27th Nov 2021 by Rashad

Famed Hot 97 DJ Ebro Darden is in the hot seat after a resurfaced clip of him criticizing singer-songwriter Tinashe‘s name went viral recently.

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As seen above (in footage shared by our friends at TSR), Tinashe was a guest on Hot 97 in December 2013 when Darden stated she was “light-skinned…with a ghetto ass name.”  His co-host, Peter Rosenberg, corrected him by stating her name was African (Tinashe – born Tinashe Kachingwe – is of Zimbabwean heritage).

While the clip didn’t spark much outrage at the time it was originally uploaded, fans of the singer recently drew attention to it – so much so it was among the top trending topics on Twitter on Thanksgiving weekend.

See highlights below:


Once word got to Ebro’s desk, he responded with:

“Yea this was a terrible joke, we were using the name skit for people to learn her origins… love Tinashe thats my homey still.”


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  1. Detruth November 27, 2021

    This was news in 2013 so…….

  2. Shayla Queen™ 👑 November 27, 2021

    They hate us light-skinned b******! Then cry like babies when we say we ain’t like they ass either.

    • marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) November 27, 2021

      Yessss they are so f u c k I n g jealous of light skinned women like us 💅🏿 U know just let them haters hate, let them stare, let them stay mad, let them cry about it 😂🤣😂 we smile back and kill them ashy h o e s with kindness 💋👠👑

    • yup! November 27, 2021

      Ebro is similarly light skinned. No reason to hate on her for that lol.

  3. Pat November 27, 2021

    Rhymes w Beyoncé low key. Stop punchin down coward

  4. Farrah’s Luggage (8k Camila) November 27, 2021

    Isn’t his name shirt for Embryo? B**** ass

  5. True Tea November 28, 2021

    The bigger issue here is he’s profiting off of Black culture while disrespecting a Woman for having an ethnic name… AND he probably has a following among Black/African people??

    What happened to Nick Cannon when publically disrespected the Jews??

    Everyone coming for Ebro is simply wasting their time since he’s still getting coins.

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