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New York — Hot 97 DJ Cipha Sounds is in the hot seat after making an on-air comment that has local leaders and members of the Haitian community fuming, and calling for him to be fired.

The popular deejay, whose real name is Luis Diaz, enraged listeners when he said on Friday morning, “The reason I’m HIV negative is because I don’t mess with Haitian girls.”

Diaz, 34, of the Bronx, immediately apologized after the station was flooded with phone calls. Twitter and Facebook users were also slamming deejay, who is of Puerto Rican descent.

Many initially thought his co-host, Peter Rosenberg, made the remark. But Diaz admitted that it was him.

“I made a stupid, tasteless joke that was a one-liner that was taken totally the wrong way,” he said in an on-air apology. “I want to say sincerely that I apologize.”