A video that was posted on Twitter Sunday evening of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity brothers of the University of Oklahoma singing a racist song about never letting black people pledge has gone viral, causing the frat house to close down and suspend all of its members. The men featured in the video “may have their membership privileges revoked permanently.”
Waka Flocka caught wind of the incident and decided to take things a step further by canceling his upcoming concert at the University, which was scheduled for next month.
The SAE national headquarters have since made a statement: 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.
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UPDATE: Added a video of the rapper on CNN explaining his decision to cancel the concert and talking about how he was disgusted by the chant.