Hip-Hop DJ Star
was arrested today (May 12) on charges of harassment and child endangerment,
after making racially charged comments during his top-rated radio show, The
Star & Bucwild Morning Show.
Star, born Troi
Torain, was taken into custody at a police precinct in Lower Manhattan to face
the misdemeanor charges, following a probe by the New York Police Department’s
Hate Crime Task Force.
was fired by Clear Channel executives Wednesday (May 10) for making racial and
sexual remarks about Hot 97’s DJ Envy, his wife Gia Casey and their 4-year-old
The two DJ’s had
traded insults over the week. The rivalry reached its peak when Star offered
$500 to any listener that would provide information about Envy’s daughter’s
school. He also referred to Gia Casey as a "slant-eyed whore."
"I will come
for your kids," Torain said before referring to the 4-year-old as a "mongrel"
and "little half a lo mein eater." Star also said he wanted to "do
an R. Kelly" on the child and made several references threatening to molest
and urinate on the child.
apologize to those who may have been offended by his remarks," New York
market manager Rob Williams said in a statement.
Star has already
issued an apology through his attorney, Benjamin Brafman, who called his client’s
remarks "unsuitable and inappropriate." Brafman also placed blame
on Envy, claiming he had threatened Star earlier in the week.
Star joined Clear
Channel Radio in 2004 after hosting the syndicated Star & Bucwild Morning
Show on Hot 97 for several years.
According to reports,
Star was also ordered to surrender his 9mm handgun and a target practice permit.