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Tyga calls for Empire State Building to go gold

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The push to go gold for pediatric cancer has spread to the hip hop world. Rapper Tyga is joining those calling for the Empire State Building to light up for a good cause.

"I thought it was crazy that the Empire State Building would deny something supporting a good cause," he told Fox 5. "It doesn't make sense for them to deny that because they light it up for movie premieres, sports events, things like that. So it seems cancer research is a little more important issue than some of that."

Tyga said the issue hits home with him because he works with children who suffer from cancer.

Cole Stoddard told his dad, Tony, something that will probably tear your heart to pieces like it did him. The 5-year-old said, "I'm not going to grow up to do anything." Not long after, Cole died from a vicious form of brain cancer.

Stoddard put in a formal request with the Empire State Building asking it to go gold for one night to raise awareness of pediatric cancer research.

But, the Empire State Building managers said no despite going rainbow-colored during Gay Pride Week, solid blue in honor of Big Blue (the football Giants), and even red and yellow for the Chinese new year.

But, when it comes to going for the gold, the Empire State Building keeps telling these parents their requests are going nowhere.

In a statement, management said, in part: "unfortunately, we are unable to light for all who apply. Lighting requests must be made through www.esbnyc.com. Any lighting request via petitions and/or social media campaigns is automatically not considered."

The Times Square Alliance has announced that it will "go gold" in a bid to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research.

 

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