The New York-born/Atlanta-bred rap star pulled out of a scheduled performance at Oklahoma University next month after a video of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members chanting “there will never be a n****r SAE” made the rounds online Sunday (March 8).
Noting that his concerts have grown from “hood shows” to “all races having a good time,” Waka decided that it was only right not to perform. “For that reason I must say I’m disgusted and disappointed in the actions of the SAE fraternity at University of Oklahoma and I will be canceling my scheduled performance for them next month. Racism is something I will not tolerate.”
Waka added that he’s aware the entire school doesn’t “agree” with the SAE members' behavior.
The university immediately severed ties with the fraternity after the video went viral, while the SAE shut down the Oklahoma chapter and suspended all of its members at the school. Students involved in the video could face expulsion. “To those who have misused their free speech in such a reprehensible way, I have a message for you. You are disgraceful," said OU president David Boren in a statement.
SAE members are required to move out of their frat house by midnight, Boren announced. “As they pack their bags, I hope they think about what they’ve done.”
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