Did Rush Limbaugh just go there? Yes, he did.
No stranger to courting controversy, Rush Limbaugh has suggested rapper Kanye West would have a hit record if he recorded the same racist chant that cost the SAE fraternity its University of Oklahoma house.
Speaking about Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s slurs on Wednesday’s show, Limbaugh dragged the Grammy-winning rapper into his monologue and claimed hip-hop shared the blame for capitalizing on the N-word in so many lyrics.
‘If this had been a song by Kim Kardashian’s husband, and they’d sung this song at the Grammys, this would be a hit. Can we all agree with that?’ he asked.
As The Daily News notes, Limbaugh’s rant came after mentioning MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski’s controversial Twitter post that wondered if the fraternity had learned the word from listening to hip-hop.
‘I’m telling you that this stuff gets awards and the people that sing it are portrayed as American royalty in terms of celebrity. You can’t deny that,’ Limbaugh said.
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