The New York hip-hop co-host Troi Torain, known as Star on the Star & Buc Wild Morning Show on Power 105 FM, was fired Wednesday for making racial and sexual remarks on the air about a rival's wife and 4-year-old daughter. This came about after protests by a City Council member and other elected officials. As far as the rest of the Star and Bucwild Morning team, they are on suspension pending further investigation.
His remarks about DJ Envy, a DJ for rival hip-hop station Hot 97, and his family included "Yes, I disrespected your seed. If you didn't hear me, I said, I would like to do an R. Kelly on your seed, on your little baby girl. I would like to tinkle on her".
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 Memphis, TN on Power 99 Memphis; in Austin, Texas on Beat 104.3; in Miami, FL on 103.5 Beat; in Albany, GA on Blazin 102.1 and more cities.