Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame and his team have come forward to explain their motivation for pulling the plug on an upcoming University of Oklahoma concert following racist footage surfacing online.
Waka spoke out via a statement to defend ditching the April 25 event.
“…All races partying, having a good time and enjoying themselves peacefully. That’s what Waka Flocka is all about. For that reason, I must say I’m disgusted and disappointed in the actions of the SAE fraternity at the University of Oklahoma and I will be cancelling my scheduled performance for them next month.” (Statement)
Check out what his camp said about the cancellation on the next page…
Waka’s management team also came forward to speak out on the nixed date.
“As we embark on the fiftieth anniversary of Selma, a landmark which embodies the very spirit of change and equality, the memory of Dr. King and the members of the civil rights movement who proudly served will not be forgotten nor forsaken. We too, shall be absent from the likes of those whom participate in such self-injustice. Let our decision weld a platform of conversation rather than raise the brows of anger among those who share our distaste and disgust from such a video. This was not a disciplinary action on the innocent students, nor among the guilty that share such wayward thoughts, but a collective reminder of the stain in which remains,” explains Brick Bronson, President, 36BRICKHOUSE, Waka Flocka Flame’s Managment Firm. (Statement)
Waka also issued a statement via his Instagram page to fully dish out his issues Monday (March 9).
Following the anti-black chant footage emerging, the prestigious school cut its ties to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
The University of Oklahoma severed ties to one of the nation’s largest college fraternities on Monday, and ordered the campus chapter to vacate its fraternity house, after videos surfaced that appeared to show fraternity members singing a racist song. At a predawn rally on the campus here, the university president, David L. Boren, said members of the fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, must remove their personal belongings from the chapter house by midnight Tuesday, after which the house would be closed. (New York Times)