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Hot 97 Takes Host Off Air Following Remarks About Haitian Women

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An apology won't be enough to keep HOT 97 DJ Cipha Sounds on the air following remarks he made about Haitian women.

The station says Cipha, whose real name is Luis Diaz, will be off the air indefinitely.

He sparked outrage Friday when he said the reason he's HIV negative is because he doesn't, "mess with Haitian girls."

Cipha has also been instructed to take sensitivity training focused on the Haitian community.

The reprimand came after community leaders and elected officials protested outside the HOT 97 studios, calling for Cipha to be fired. He has apologized on the air for his remarks, saying he made a stupid, tasteless joke.

HOT 97 also says it will work with community leaders to increase awareness of programs to address the HIV epidemic.

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