Waka Flocka Flame Talks SAE’s Racist Chant Video on CNN
Waka Flocka Flame is speaking up about the disgust he felt after seeing a video of the University of Oklahoma fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon singing a racist chant. The rapper shared his feelings on CNN, explaining in detail why he canceled his performance at the school following the emergence of the video.
"My initial reaction when I first saw the video, I was more like, I was more like disgusted," said Waka. "Because I knew those kids, I performed for those kids. They made me feel like a brother. Just to see what a person do behind closed doors is disgusting. I wasn't angry. I was just disgusted."
The 28-year-old also shares that he was treated wonderfully by the fraternity when he played a concert there last year. "I felt like I was part of the frat," he stated. "I really felt like a frat boy when I was in the woods [performing]. I really felt like I was down with the fraternity, like I was SAE. You couldn't tell me no different. So for me to see that video, I was like, 'damn, that's what yall doing behind closed doors.' That disgusted me. I really can't blame the kids. To me, I feel that's like passed down," added Waka.
Since the disturbing chant has become national news, the university has expelled SAE members Levi Pettit and Parker Rice. Pettit's parents issued a statement, saying they're hurt for their son and apologize for his actions. "We were as shocked and saddened by this news as anyone," said Brody and Susan Pettit. "Of course, we are sad for our son, but more importantly, we apologize to the community he has hurt. We would also like to apologize to the entire African American community, University of Oklahoma student body and administration."
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