Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Star Has Been Fired...

And no, I'm not talking about Star Jones (but she is having her own job issues at the time). Anyway, I'm talking about Star from the radio show "The Star and Buc Wild Morning Show". It comes in Richmond on 106.5 the Beat, but I stopped listening to it. His shows are always tasteless and continuously cross the line. It's cool to make fun of people but you have to know your limits. Apparently he didn't know when to stop, which caused him to be fired. I am so happy to see him go. There's some things you just don't do and one of those things is threaten someone's 4 year old child, especially sexually (he reference's R. Kelly's sex tape). He's like 41 years old, he should know better. He is a sorry excuse for a man...
Radio host Star, of Power 105's "The Star and Buc Wild Morning Show," was terminated Wednesday following a news conference that blasted him for broadcasting sexual remarks about a rival host's 4-year-old daughter. In recent broadcasts, Star threatened to track down his rival's daughter, offered money to anyone who would tell him where she attended school and repeatedly described the degrading sexual acts he wanted to perform on her. He also claimed to carry a gun. "Where does this kid go to school? I got 500 bucks for that information," Star said. "Oh, yes, I'll come for your kids."

It was the latest salvo in the ongoing feud between New York City's two biggest hip-hop stations, Power 105 (WWPR/105.1 FM) and Hot 97 (WQHT/97.1 FM). Star, whose real name is Troi Torain, once worked at Hot 97, where his rival
DJ Envy, born Raashaun Casey, is employed. Star, who calls himself "The Hater," has been in trouble before. In his Hot 97 days, he enraged fans of the singer Aaliyah by spoofing the plane crash that killed her.

Liu played a CD recording of Star's comments, which included sexually degrading remarks and racist slurs directed at DJ Envy's wife, Gia Casey, who is of Asian descent. Casey, who stood nearby, began crying part way through the playback. Shortly after the news conference Clear Channel suspended Star pending and investigation, but hours later the company released this statement: "Power 105 finds recent remarks broadcast by Troi Torain of the Star & Buc Wild Morning Show to be wholly unacceptable. As of late this afternoon, he is no longer with Power 105.1 or Clear Channel Radio. We sincerely apologize to those who may have been offended by his remarks."