‘LHH: MIA’ Star Young Hollywood Catches Heat For “Racist” Comments
The latest edition of the Love & Hip Hop franchise debuted last night (January 1). Miami’s installment of the reality series has already sparked controversy.
Latin Trap producer Elijah “Young Hollywood” Sarraga offended a lot of viewers when he appeared to make anti-black statements about his self-described Afro-Latina castmate Amara La Negra. Young Hollywood could be heard saying Amara needed to be “more Beyoncé less Macy Gray” in order to work with her on music, and he stated she can’t be “elegant” with an Afro hairstyle.
“You’re just a little intense about this whole ‘African thing,'” Sarraga told Amara at one point. He later sarcastically referred to her as a “Nutella Queen.”
Social media began lashing out at Young Hollywood. “Black Twitter” dragged him for his critique of the Miami-raised Dominican performer, and Instagram users left hundreds of negative comments under Sarraga’s pictures.
In a bonus clip featured on VH1.com, Young Hollywood recognized he would likely face backlash for what he said on Love & Hip Hop: Miami. The “Check Yourself” segment included him admitting, “They’re gonna attack me for that.”