CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Tyga (TY'-guh) is set to perform at Harvard University despite opposition from critics who've signed a petition seeking to keep him away over what they call his "violently misogynistic lyrics."
The Grammy-nominated rapper is scheduled to perform at the nation's oldest university for the Yardfest concert Saturday.
The Harvard Concert Commission and College Events Board announced Monday they'd retain Tyga despite a petition bearing more than 2,000 signatures. The petition had prompted university administrators to urge organizers to reconsider letting the rapper headline the event.
The Boston Globe reports ( ) organizers have apologized for failing to put on an inclusive event. http://bo.st/Xx88Yn
Tyga is signed to Lil Wayne's Cash Money Records. He just released his third album, "Hotel California." His hits include the Grammy-nominated "Deuces," with Chris Brown.
Tyga's publicist hasn't returned a message seeking comment.