CLEVELAND, Ohio – Four students at Miami University were kicked out of their sorority, Delta Zeta, earlier this week for singing a song that included a racial slur.
The four women, members of Delta Zeta’s Alpha chapter, were recorded on video singing the song “Freaky Friday” by Lil Dicky and Chris Brown — including repeatedly singing the N-word. Trouble arose when the video was shared on social media, according to The Miami Student, the student newspaper at the Oxford college.
You can see the lyrics to the song “Freaky Friday” here.
Miami University spokesman Claire Wagner told The Cincinnati Enquirer it approved of Delta Zeta’s decision. “This was insensitive use of language that we all consider off-limits,” she said.
Meanwhile, Miami student group Black Action Movement 2.0 commended the sorority’s decision in a statement.
This isn’t the first time the song has stirred up controversy.
Last month, video appeared on Twitter showing white members of Virginia Tech’s women’s lacrosse team singing “Freaky Friday” during a team bus ride after a game. There was no apparent discipline by the school. The coach, John Sung, told The Roanoke Times, that he considers the incident “a teachable moment.”
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