Waka Flocka Flame Cancels Show at University of Oklahoma After Seeing SAE Frat Bros’ Racist Video
A video was posted on Twitter Sunday evening (March 8)—a day after President Obama's speech at Selma, Ala. and same day as the 50th anniversary of "Blood Sunday"—of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity brothers of the University of Oklahoma singing a racist song about never letting black people pledge (see below).
Since the release, SAE has closed its chapter at the University of Oklahoma, suspending all its members and stating that the men featured in the video "may have their membership privileges revoked permanently."
One rapper has responded to the disturbing video and made it very clear that he will not tolerate such disgusting behavior and canceled his scheduled concert at the University. That rapper is Waka Flocka Flame. Known mostly for his turn up anthems and jovial personality, Waka made it clear that there is no place for racism. The show was planned for April 25 in conjunction with the SAE fraternity. Read his Instagram message below.
Read the SAE national headquarter's statement below:
We apologize for the unacceptable and racist behavior of the individuals in the video, and we are disgusted that any member would act in such a way. Furthermore, we are embarrassed by this video and offer our empathy not only to anyone outside the organization who is offended but also to our brothers who come from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities.
This type of racist behavior will not be tolerated and is not consistent with the values and morals of our fraternity. We have more than 15,000 collegiate members across the nation, and this incident should not reflect on other brothers because this type of hateful action is not what Sigma Alpha Epsilon stands for. This is absolutely not who we are.
Waka Flocka Flame is gearing up for his upcoming LP Flockaveli 2. Serving as the follow up to Waka’s debut Flockaveli, fans can expect a pretty dope album from the looks of it. Jay Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Drake and 50 Cent will all appear on Flockaveli 2, which drops June 1. He recently dropped a new mixtape called The Turn Up Godz: Tour with DJ Whoo Kid last week. In a lighter note, his videos with us reading 50 Shades of Grey is the best thing you will see in years. Watch that here.