University of Oklahoma students filmed singing a racist chant
The Atlanta rapper was scheduled to perform for the university’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity next month but has pulled out after seeing the video, which shows members singing along to a song which uses the N-word to describe African-American people.
“There will never be a ni**** in SAE. You can hang him from a tree, but he can never sign with me,” they sang to the tune of ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It’, asserting that black students would not be allowed to join the fraternity.
Waka has released a statement via Instagram explaining his decision, telling followers he was “disgusted and disappointed” by the incident and that “racism is something I will not tolerate”. View the full statement below.
The 28-year-old ‘Hard in the Paint’ performer had partied with members of the fraternity last year. As reported by CNN, the US organisation of Sigma Alpha Epsilon has now closed the chapter in question and the university’s president, David Boren, has given members two days to vacate the fraternity’s campus dwellings.