lalah hathaway (alpha hat)

*Singer Lalah Hathaway, the daughter of soul legend Donny Hathaway, stops by “The Realand exclusively addresses the controversy surrounding the backlash she received when she wore her father’s Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity hat.

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The episode, which will air in May, also includes her performance of her single “Ghetto Boy” featuring Snoop Dogg.

Loni Love:  You were wearing the Alpha Phi Alpha hat with the letters on it and some people were upset because they said you weren’t a member of the fraternity.

Lalah Hathaway:  Yeah.

Loni:  But since this is The Real, we’re going to give you a chance to speak your piece about it.

Lalah:  Yeah.  Well, my father was an Alpha.

lalah hathway - alpha hat

Loni:  Um hum.

Lalah:  Aside from that, I really don’t much about the whole fraternity/sorority thing.

Loni:  Right.

Lalah:  Because I was a music student and we just, it just wasn’t my thing.  So, a lovely man gave my mother the hat at a show and it’s so not a stretch if you know anything about my father or me that we like hats.

Tamera Mowry-Housley:  Ah.

Lalah:  And that there’s Instagram and so, he loved this thing so much that I put it on my head and took a picture of it and I had no idea.

Loni:  Okay.

Lalah: I had no idea the scandal that it would cause.

Loni:  Really, because it’s Greek.

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Lalah:  It’s a big deal.  You’re not supposed to wear something if you’re not clearly I’m not in a fraternity.

Jeannie Mai:  Exactly.

Lalah:  You’re not supposed to represent for something that you’re not a part of.

Adrienne Bailon:  I had no idea…

Lalah:  Who knew?  I didn’t know either.

Adrienne:  But a lot of people didn’t know that if you’re not in the thing you may not know.

Loni:  Right.

Adrienne:  But, see that’s good.  Now you’re telling somebody.

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