Hot 97 radio personality Cipha Sounds (real name Luis Diaz) has been suspended after he said live on air, “the reason I’m H.I.V Negative is because I don’t mess with Haitian girls”.
Earlier this week, Alexandra Cameron, SVP Market Manager for the station said that Diaz would not be fired, “he’s a young man who made a mistake, does not have a track record of any malice and we are handling this as an internal matter.”
Diaz has also since apologised for his shocking on-air remark but Haitian Americans are not in a forgiving mood, calling for the DJ to be fired.
The popular DJ co-hosts the morning show “The Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg Show.”, which airs from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Oh dear… well the proverbial has truly hit the fan here.
A classic example of a successful individual in the media spotlight, under the illusion that he’s at that point in his career where he can say anything and get away with it.
Allhiphop also reports that Hot 97 has revealed that Cipha Sounds will immediately undertake “sensitivity training” focused on the Haitian community and the serious nature of the HIV/AIDS problem within the community.
I don’t see how that’s going to change anything.