Waka Flocka Flame continues to take a stance against racism and was not thrown by Morning Joe’s comments blaming hip hop for Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity’s racist chants. As previously reported, The ATL emcee canceled his upcoming show at Oklahoma University next month after a video leaked of the college students chanting, “There will never be a n****r in SAE” to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands.”
After news of the incident broke, Waka stated, “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.”
Since then, Waka has become the talk of the land and the Morning Joe crew even defended the video and questioned Waka’s lyrics in the process. Co-host Mika Brzezinski stated, “If you look at every single song, I guess you call these, that he’s written, it’s a bunch of garbage. It’s full of n-words, it’s full of f-words. It’s wrong. And he shouldn’t be disgusted with them, he should be disgusted with himself.”
Guest Bill Kristol further added, "Popular culture becomes a cesspool, a lot of corporations profit off of it, and then people are surprised that some drunk 19-year-old kids repeat what they've been hearing."
The discussion continued as panelists pointed out that white people were the primary consumers of hip hop and that the “disgust” was unwarranted. Host Joe Scarborough defended his remarks with, "The kids that are buying hip hop or gangster rap, it's a white audience, and they hear this over and over again. So do they hear this at home? Well, chances are good, no. They heard a lot of this from guys like this who are now acting shocked."
Waka, however, wasn’t fazed once again. He delivered some hard core truth when he tweeted, “At the end of the day we all need to be educated on racism.”
You have to listen when a wise man speaks and, apparently, it’s time for everyone to come to the table.
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