Turns out it’s hip-hop’s fault for the University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon frat members’ racist chant that included the lyrics, “There will never be a n—ger SAE/There will never be a n—ger SAE/You can hang him from a tree, but he will never sign with me/There will never be a n—ger SAE.”
According to several of those appearing on Morning Joe, hip-hop—and specifically rapper Waka Flocka Flame, who condemned the actions of the SAE members and announced that he was canceling a planned event at the frat house—are at fault.
“If you look at every single song, I guess you call these, that he’s written, it’s a bunch of garbage,” show co-host Mika Brzezinski said. “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 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. Tipper Gore tried to raise this issue, and was widely ridiculed.”
Host Joe Scarborough couldn’t wait to finish it off: “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.”
Watch the entire clip below: