Twitter Explodes With ‘Rap Albums That Caused Slavery’ After MSNBC Segment

The Twitter hashtag #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery riffed on an MSNBC segment that blamed a fraternity's racist chant on rap music.
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Twitter blew up with the satirical hashtag #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery on Wednesday morning after a panel on MSNBC managed to blame rap music for a recent outburst of racism at the University of Oklahoma.

The tweets, some of which were reposted by hip hop artist Talib Kweli, who has nearly a million followers, pushed the hashtag to become a national trending topic on Twitter.

The mocking began after Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol took part in a panel discussion on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and blamed the “cesspool” of popular culture for the racist chant sung by white fraternity members in Oklahoma over the weekend.

Here are some of the best tweets:

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