*“Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski appeared on “The Cycle” Wednesday to clarify earlier comments she made when discussing Oklahoma’s SAE fraternity members expelled after they were discovered on video singing racist chants.
Viewers went in on Brzezinski for appearing to suggest that hip hop was to blame for the frat members behaving in such a manner.
Asked about that criticism, Brzezinski insisted that is not what she said–or what she meant. “In no way is anyone else to blame for what they did on that bus. (The students) are responsible and they made that choice.”
Brzezinski did say she’d like to talk about rap music–but not as an explanation for what happened in Oklahoma. “There may be a good conversation to have out there about rap music, hip hop and the n-word…but there’s no moral equivalency between any lyrics and what happened on that bus. And we said that this morning on our show.”