On March 9, 2015 rapper Waka Flocka Flame canceled his upcoming performance next month at the University of Oklahoma, because of a video that was released showing the school’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity (SAE) singing a racist chant. SAE members are seen in the video chanting”There will never be a ni**in S-A-E!”
The Atlanta rapper was disgusted by the video and posted this statement on his Instagram page:
He captioned that post with the following:
“SMFH.. I know for a fact the whole school and SAE don’t agree with those kids actions so know that I’m not madd at the whole #SAE just those disgusting kids!!!!!! #WFF We can’t change history but we damn sure can create our own future #DeathToRacism”
“We apologize for the unacceptable and racist behavior of the individuals in the video, and we are disgusted that any member would act in such a way. Furthermore, we are embarrassed by this video and offer our empathy not only to anyone outside the organization who is offended but also to our brothers who come from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities.
This type of racist behavior will not be tolerated and is not consistent with the values and morals of our fraternity. We have more than 15,000 collegiate members across the nation, and this incident should not reflect on other brothers because this type of hateful action is not what Sigma Alpha Epsilon stands for. This is absolutely not who we are.”