Tyrese has weighed in on the controversy surrounding the 2016 Academy Award ceremony. The Academy Awards have been receiving backlash due to the lack of diversity among the Oscar nominees. Tyrese took to his instagram and posted a New York Daily News article stating that Chris Rock may not host the awards ceremony this year. “Make a statement. We’re relying on you to do the right thing. There is no joke you can crack to ever change the way we all feel.”
Also earlier this week Tyrese stated, “this is modern day racism.” Other celebrities have expressed their opinions on the lack of diversity among the Oscar nominees such as Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Idris Elba. The Oscars are set to air on Sunday, February 28th on ABC.