"Uber Everywhere" Rapper Madeintyo Boycotts Uber

HipHop News Posted on January 30, 2017 at 12:33am

"Uber Everywhere" Rapper Madeintyo Boycotts Uber

"The year 2017: Lyft everywhere."

Uber has faced a lot of criticism in the past few days, after what was perceived as a "strike break" on Saturday night.

Surge pricing was disabled by users in the JFK Airport, a move that many saw it as a way to capitalize the business for more than one hour of taxi-driver strike meant to show solidarity with the protesters of the Donald Trump travel ban for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries.

In addition, the CEO of Uber, Travis Kalanick is a business advisor to Donald Trump, the Strategic and the Policy Forum, a relationship that is leading some in the Hip Hop industry to join the #deleteUber movement.

Even "Uber everywhere" rapper Madeintyo has tweeted his support for Uber boycotters, confirming that it now uses the alternative of the app Lyft.

usta uber much , that no moeeee

— TOKYO ✘ (@madeintyo) January 29, 2017

2017: @lyft everywhere

— TOKYO ✘ (@madeintyo) January 29, 2017

Aminé, whose parents are Ethiopian immigrants, in a country that borders both Sudan and Somalia, countries whose citizens are currently banned in the united States), took a similar hard line in Kalanick's relationship with Trump, tweeting: "uber is headass ceo supports banning muslim, everyone please use lyft."

uber is headass ceo supports banning muslim, everyone please use lyft

— Aminé (@heyamine) January 29, 2017

Kalanick, for its part, issued a statement Saturday, suggesting that Uber did not agree with the Triumph of the executive order on immigration control:

"Since Uber foundation, we have had to work with the governments and politicians of all political persuasions across hundreds of cities and dozens of countries. Despite the fact that we share common ground with many of them, we had areas of disagreement with each one of them."

Kalanick has also said that he will raise the issue of the ban with the Win when the Strategic and Policy Forum meets in Washington DC on Friday.

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