MTV Cameras Capture Chaos, Alleged Racial Comment At Miami Beach Mayoral Debate (VIDEO)

Tuesday a Miami Beach mayoral debate descended into alleged racial comments and shouting, and stranger still, the drama had nothing to do with the saxophone-playing, pro-marijuana candidate who was there being filmed by MTV.

It all started when candidate and businessman Philip Levine commented that he hopes to change the culture in Miami Beach politics from one of "being mañana, lazy, pushing things forward, kicking the can down the road,” according to video from the debate posted on YouTube.

The Miami Herald reports that candidate and current commissioner Michael Góngora then took the microphone, responding "The comment about mañana, I find it to be disrespectful for the Hispanics in the room.

A shouting match ensued, according to the newspaper, with Levine supporters shouting "pendejo," which means “pubic hair" literally but also “coward,” amongst a cacophony of boos and cheers.

Watch video of the chaos above, posted by the Random Pixels blog, and read about other accusations hurled at the meeting at Miami Herald.

The raucous scene could soon air on cable as MTV cameras were there to film candidate Steve Berke, whose campaign antics may land him a series on MTV2.

Berke, running for Miami Beach Mayor for a second time, caught the channel's attention for outrageous campaigning like spontaneous sax renditions of "Careless Whisper" at City Hall and pro-marijuana YouTube parodies of Macklemore and Daft Punk.

Tuesday's debate isn't the first tense exchange in this race.

On September 23, Berke says that Levine's supporters booed him and commissioner Jonah Wolfson was filmed shouting "asshole" at him during his presentation.

And he's hoping Tuesday's drama will only help his race:



Steve Berke