Several media pundits Wednesday reignited the blame-rap-music-for-bad-behavior debate to explain why members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma who were riding a bus decided to chant an N-word laced song that alludes to lynching African-Americans. Hosts and guests of MSNBC’s daily news show Morning Joe suggested that the OU students were using the N-word and references to lynching heard in popular hip-hop songs by black artists.
“If you look at every single song, I guess you call these, that he’s written, it’s a bunch of garbage,” said Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski, referring to the artist Waka Flocka Flame. The rapper this week canceled a performance scheduled for next month at OU, after the racist video surfaced.
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