Black Twitter blasted the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday for their controversial remarks about the racist actions of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members at the University of Oklahoma.
Hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough brought up rapper Waka Flocka Flame’s "disgust" with the video and his decision to cancel his upcoming campus appearance before suggesting that rappers are in fact to blame for the fraternity’s racist behavior.
"If you look at every single song, I guess you call these, that he's written, it's a bunch of garbage," Brzezinski said. "It's full of N-words, it's full of F-words. It's wrong. And he shouldn't be disgusted with them, he should be disgusted with himself."
“The kids that are buying hip-hop or gangster rap, it's a white audience, and they hear this over and over again,” Scarborough added. “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."
Brzezsinski clarified her comments in a later appearance on MSNBC, saying, "The students in the video are responsible for their behavior. And as we said on our show this morning, they did it, and it’s beyond appalling."
“In no way is anybody else to blame for what they did on that bus,” she continued. “They are responsible and they made that choice.”
But the backlash had already begun. Twitter users took to their timelines to slam the statements through a satirical hashtag that has since become a trending topic: #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery.
Here are just a few examples of the tweets proving Black Twitter never disappoints:
Running thru the fields with my woes
— MoE Montana 〽️ (@MoeHam__) March 11, 2015