Waka Flocka Flame was scheduled to perform for the embattled University of Oklahoma fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon but pulled out after the now-infamous n-word video was uncovered. Flame, who has previously performed for SAE, spoke to CNN and shared his reactions to the video.
Flame said he felt he had a bond with the fraternity members and says he’s now “disgusted.”
“I knew those kids,” said Flame. “I performed for those kids. They made me feel like a brother. Just to see what a person does behind closed doors is more disgusting than [hurtful].”
It can be hurtful but definitely shouldn’t be shocking, considering the fraternity’s history before this incident.
Flame also feels that the men in the fraternity can’t be solely to blame, even though the hosts of Morning Joe blamed his rap music. It all comes down to the household they were raised in. “I really can’t blame the kids. I feel like that’s passed down,” he stated. Flame also feels that “everybody should be [held] accountable in that video.”
It’ll be interesting to see if Flame holds firm on his stance with SAE and doesn’t perform next year, either. I’m sure a black fraternity on UO’s campus would love to have him perform.