Tell it like it is!
During a post-Grammy nominations press conference in Los Angeles, comedian and actor Arsenio Hall was asked how he felt about Kanye West comparing himself to him and insinuating that [Hall] was forced off the air by white corporate bosses (in an interview on 105.1s The Breakfast Club).
Here’s what Kanye had to say (via TheGrio):
“I could use my voice but what’d happen if y’all don’t buy no other albums? … People gonna say ‘Oh he like Arsenio Hall and he was turning up to much and now you fired.’ But when you got money can’t nobody fire you,” Kanye said.
The Cleveland-native then responded to Kanye’s comments, admonishing Kanye for not knowing the facts and also dissed the rapper for using the word “slaves” in a pop song:
“I hate the word slave used in songs. Get the f**k out of here. Do you know what that word is? Do you know what that word is all about? Nobody can use slave in pop culture. If you in the music business you should not f**k with that word. Too serious an error, too serious a problem in america,”Arsenio said. “There is 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 the clip below: