Kanye West has put his foot in his mouth, once again, during a recent radio interview where he mentions Arsenio Hall. This time, the rapper eludes to Hall being fired from his previous late night talk show gig.
“I can use my voice but what happens if y’all don’t buy anymore albums? People will say he was like Arsenio Hall and he’s turning up too much so now you are fired, but when you got money, can’t nobody fire you,” West stated.
Hall didn’t take to the comment too well. During a press Q & A at the Grammy nominations concert he responded to West’s statements by saying:
“Like usual, Kanye’s premise confuses the facts so therefore everything else has to be thrown out. At the end of the day, he’s a musician and I’m a comedian. We’re not doctors. Nobody works for Johns Hopkins. You know what I mean? We’re not educators. I think we take ourselves a little too serious. But that’s something that will straighten itself out with maturity, because the bottom line is this, *mocks Kanye* ‘They gon’ do me like they did!…’ Yo man. Stop making me like I’m Nat Turner or something.”
“I know what you heard in the barber shop, [but] I just left my show. The white man didn’t do nothing this time, bruh. Save that for when the white man do do something. Don’t muddy the waters of racism with my bullsh*t because it was not racism. It was not a plot. I just left my show. I left six months before the s–t you talkin’ about. So the bottom line is, I don’t like to be put in those conversations because there’s no struggle here. My struggle was in the ghetto of Cleveland. There’s no struggle now. And nothing about anything I do or he does.”
He then referenced Kanye’s single, “New Slaves”, in regards to the use of the word slave, especially in entertainment industry.
“I hate the word slave used in songs. Get the f**k outta here. Do you know what that word is? Do you know what that word’s all about? Nobody can use slave in pop culture. If you in the music business, you shouldn’t f–k with that word. Too serious an era. Too serious a problem in America. Using the word slave in pop culture — there’s no one that is free to move around this country that should use the word ‘slave.’ Do you know what it meant to slaves?”
Watch Hall’s interview below.
Do you agree or disagree with Hall’s take on the matter?
Source: Hip Hollywood