Waka Flocka Flame responded to yesterday’s viral Morning Joe discussion that blamed the University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon debacle on rap music. “This isn’t about rap,” Waka told MSNBC host Alex Wagner. “This is about what happened on that bus.”
Waka spoke to Wagner of MSNBC’s Now with Alex Wagner to redirect the conversation towards the real problem at hand: the SAE chant. “This isn’t about my rap music,” he told her. “I feel like they’re running away from what we’re talking about.”
And he’s right. The Morning Joe discussion flew off the rails when the hosts blamed rap music in its entirety for the SAE incident. Their ridiculous conclusion prompted a response from Waka, who cancelled his performance at an SAE event after the incident occurred. Twitter also reacted after the video went viral in the form of the trending hashtag #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery.
Waka tweeted out the following yesterday, shedding light on the root of the problem: racism, not rap music.
At the end of the day we all need to be educated on racism #WFF
— Waka Flocka Flame (@WakaFlockabsm) March 11, 2015
Jon Stewart took on the Morning Joe rap comments on The Daily Show last night. Watch him go in on the topic in the video.
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