Somehow, someway MSNBC’s Morning Joe hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough found a way to blame University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) chanting racist cheer songs to something other than bigotry. The news anchors, instead, blamed rap music for the fraternity members’ behavior.
Of course they did.
“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,” Scarborough said.
Once again, how is this not shocking? His statements followed a mention of rapper Waka Flocka Flame, who cancelled a show at the university because he was “disgusted” with SAE’s actions. “He shouldn’t be disgusted with him, he should be disgusted with himself,” said Brzezinski, focusing her disdain on the Atlanta rapper.
Black Twitter got wind of Brzezinski and Scarborough’s comments, and reacted in the same snarky, yet profound tone that we know and love them for. That said, the #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery hashtag was birthed, and jokes were made.
Peep the MSNBC segment below. #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery tweets can be found on the following pages.