New York Hip-Hop DJ Fired Over Remarks
By ELIZABETH LeSURE
Associated Press Writer
NEW YORK — The co-host of a syndicated morning radio show was fired Wednesday for making racial and sexual remarks on the air about a rival’s wife and 4-year-old daughter.
Troi Torain, known as Star on the "Star & Buc Wild Morning Show" on Power 105 FM, lost his job after protests by a City Council member and other elected officials.
His remarks about DJ Envy, a DJ for rival hip-hop station Hot 97, and his family included "I will come for your kids" and a desire to "do an R. Kelly … on your little baby girl."
Videotapes in 2002 showed a man resembling singer R. Kelly having sex with someone who appeared to be an underage girl, then urinating on her.
Torain’s comments, made between May 3 and Monday, also included an offer of $500 to any listener who could provide information about the rival DJ’s daughter’s school, and used racial slurs when talking about his wife, who is part Asian.
Torain, through his manager, Wyatt Cheek, declined to comment.
Councilman John Liu and DJ Envy’s wife, Gia Casey, appeared at City Hall on Wednesday to denounce Torain’s remarks.
"He threatened to molest my little baby girl," Casey said.
The station’s owner, Clear Channel, said it found Torain’s statements "wholly unacceptable."
The show airs in markets including Philadelphia, Miami and Richmond, Va. Clear Channel is a unit of Clear Channel Communications Inc.