Rush Limbaugh argued the racist chant by University of Oklahoma fraternity members would be a hit song if Kanye West performed it.
The conservative talk radio host was discussing the social media firestorm over the co-hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” who blamed hip hop music and rappers for the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chant about lynching and racial exclusion, reported Mediaite.
“Twitter is blowing up,” Limbaugh said. “Twitter should be blown up, if you ask me. Some of the most repulsive hate and disgust in this country is on Twitter. Countless, thousands, millions of times a day. But beyond that, Twitter is blowing up angry as hell at Mika Brzezinski for daring to say frat boys at OU were simply mimicking a rap song.”
The chant, which members of SAE chapters at other universities say they’ve heard, celebrates that there will “never be a n****r SAE” and says “you can hang them from a tree.”
Limbaugh said he was surprised Brzezinski and host Joe Scarborough didn’t blame the Republican Party, talk radio, or conservative bloggers for the fraternity’s actions – which led to the expulsion of two members.
“If this had been a song by Kim Kardashian’s husband and then sung this song at the Grammys, it’d be a hit,” Limbaugh said, referring to West.
“I’m telling you, this stuff gets awards and people that sing it are portrayed as American royalty in terms of celebrity,” he added. “You can’t deny that.”
Listen to the segment in this video posted online by Billy Smith: