Atlanta, Georgia rapper Waka Flocka Flame has canceled his upcoming show at the University of Oklahoma following the release of a video featuring the university’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity taking part in a racist chant.
The wordsmith announced the cancellation via an Instagram post uploaded earlier today (March 9). In a caption for the upload, Waka left the following message:
“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”
After video of a group of fraternity brothers chanting “There will never be a ni**er in S-A-E” surfaced, the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma has since been closed.
In addition to closing the University of Oklahoma chapter, the Sigma Alpha Epsilon national headquarters released the following statement, according to XXLMag.com:
“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.”
Currently on tour, Waka Flocka Flame is scheduled to make stops in Panama City, Florida, Auburn, Alabama, and a handful of other cities this week.