Rush Limbaugh: Racist OU frat song would "get awards" if Kanye West did it

What was missing from this controversy? Kanye West, of course.

Published March 12, 2015 1:52PM (EDT)

Rush Limbaugh                      (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)
Rush Limbaugh (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

The discussion of rap music's role in the University of Oklahoma SAE chant continues today, unfortunately. Responding to Morning Joe's Wednesday segment that connected the frat-boy racism to Waka Flocka Flame and rap music's n-word-heavy lyrics, Rush Limbaugh offered up his own two-fold theory:

1: “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."

2:  And what was missing from this controversy? Kayne West, of course. Limbaugh pointed the finger at the divisive rap artist, commenting: “If this had been a song by Kim Kardashian‘s husband, and then sung this song at the Grammys, it’d be a hit.” He added: “I’m telling you, this stuff gets awards and people that sing it are portrayed as American royalty in terms of celebrity. You can’t deny that.”

Listen to Limbaugh's full defense of Mika Brzezinski's rap theory below:

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.”


that racist chant by a University of Oklahoma fraternity

If this had been a song by Kim Kardashian's husband and then sung this song at the Grammy's, it'd be a hit.

By Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email

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