I’m sure you’ve heard about all the drama that unfolded Saturday evening at the Civic Center but just in case you haven’t let me give you a brief summation: The Alpha Phi Alphas from Central State University won it for the men in the fraternity competition, while Zeta Tau Alpha, an all white sorority from Arkansas beat the prim and proper AKA’s from Indiana in a major upset.
That’s all. There’s really nothing else you need to know. Well… besides the fact that the crowd of historically Black fraternities (i.e. The “Divine 9”) didn’t take too kindly to the win. You could have literally heard a pin drop as Ludacris, the evening’s host, prepared to announce the 2nd place winner.
There were a ton of upset greeks at the Civic Center and I thought there was gonna be a riot when the disgruntled crowd started booing!
A stunned Ludacris had to re-iterate to the crowd that it was the judges who chose the winner, and minutes after the final announcement the judges were promptly ushered out as the crowd got unruly. (Peep Monica, Chilli & DeVyne jetting out at about 3:29)
Notice also on the vid, how a lot of the crowd leaves before Luda even announces Zeta Tau Alpha as the winners. Y’all know your mamas taught you better than that…
Now correct me if I’m wrong but aren’t we all supposed to be supportive of those who work hard and win no matter what color they are? Truth be told…those chicks totally rocked their routine!
So…why y’all mad? Seriously. We can have a Black president but White chicks winning the step show is off limits? SMH… GetOVERit.com! Oh yeah….Drake performed for about 5 minutes around midnight. Peep the full list of winners + Drake’s performance below:
1st place – $100,000 scholarship: Alpha Phi Alpha: Delta Xi (Central State University)
2nd place – $50,000 scholarship: Alpha Phi Alpha: Alpha Phi (Clark Atlanta University)
3rd place – $25,000 scholarship: Phi Beta Sigma: NJ Citywide (Rutgers University)
1st place – $100,000 scholarship: Zeta Tau Alpha: Epsilon (University of Arkansas)
2nd place – $50,000 scholarship: Alpha Kappa Alpha: Tau (Indiana University)
3rd place – $25,000 scholarship: Delta Sigma Theta: Sigma (Clark Atlanta University)
CLICK HERE for a gang of behind the scenes photos over at FreddyO’s spot.
Shouts out to Sprite for the invite!