Rush Limbaugh Is Pretty Sure Kanye West Could Turn That Racist SAE Chant Into A Hit

Bravo to Rush Limbaugh for recognizing what 21 Grammy Awards could not: Kanye West can turn anything into a hit. In a genuine feat of trolling, Limbaugh used his radio show to suggest that the racist SAE chant about “hanging n*ggers from trees” was not unlike a hit rap song that West might produce.

“If this had been a song by Kim Kardashian’s husband and then sung this song at the Grammys, it’d be a hit.”

Besides small facts like West not ever disparaging black people on the whole, and using songs like “Blood on the Leaves” to protest America’s history of lynching, the logic works out pretty well. Limbaugh joins the legion of people who are apt to blame current social problems on the symptoms of those problems, rather than the causes. MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough were quick to imply that rapper Waka Flocka Flame was just as much to blame for institutional racism at the University of Oklahoma, which was founded before black people could legally vote.

Thankfully, these anchors are solution-oriented. Maybe eliminating rap music and cuss words will close the wage gap, repair racist hiring biases, stop the prison and policing practices that degrade people of color, and make the world sh*t Rembrandts. Limbaugh is charting a brave future as the next head of Death Row Records, being that he knows exactly how to mix a dope bassline with the 808s for that real, trunk-rattling bigotry.

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