Yung Joc to Perform at Controversial Fraternity’s 100th Anniversary Celebration
Atlanta’s Yung Joc has signed on to perform at the upcoming 100th Anniversary celebration of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity’s Cornell University chapter on October 12. According to The Cornell Daily Sun, while the University itself has sponsored shows by big name artists in the past, there is “no precedent” for a fraternity itself booking such a major artist. “Not everyday does a frat have an opportunity to bring in one of top hip-hop artists in the world,” said Kevin Mendel, social chair of ZBT. “We had an opportunity and decided to run with it.” Proceeds from the show will go to the Children’s Miracle Network, an alliance of premiere hospitals for children. The Cornell chapter of Zeta Beta Tau came under fire in 2004 when the largely white brotherhood threw a “Ghetto Fab” themed party, at which attendees were encouraged to dress up in hip-hop style clothing and emulate rappers. A party attendee lodged a complaint with school officials about the “apparent disrespectful stereotypes regarding people of color.” The frat later issued an apology.