Star Arrested For Controversial Comments Made On Air

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.

The shock-jock

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.

"We sincerely

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.