Tyga, a rapper from California, will perform at Harvard’s Yardfest on April 12.
The artist’s stage name is an acronymn for Thank you God always and is known for songs such as “Rack City,” “Far Away,” and “Faded.” Almost 1,500 students have signed a petition urging officials to cancel the performance for Tyga’s “violently misogynistic lyrics.”
The Harvard Concert Commission and the College Events Board announced that they will retain Tyga for the spring concert but apologized that it was unable to “put on an inclusive event.”
In the fall, students tried to organize an effort on Facebook to bring PSY to perform at Yardfest 2013.
Pictured: Tyga performed during the launch of McDonald's Premium McWrap at Paramount Studios on March 28, 2013 in Hollywood.