Arsenio Hall Responds to Kanye West Using Him as a Negative Example
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Kanye West is trying to end 2013 with a bang. Ever since the Yeezus tour began, ‘Ye’s been giving interviews and stopping his shows to express himself, touching on a variety of topics including how the white man has kept him down. Now he’s bringing Arsenio Hall into the conversation in a negative manner.
During West’s recent interview with Power 105.1’s ‘The Breakfast Club,’ the “repeat ‘Donkey of the Day’ offender” embarked on another informal mouth-off. He let listeners known once again how frustrated he is with his current state of “marginalization” by society. “I feel so frustrated in the way I’ve been marginalized,” said ‘Ye. “When we’re born, we’re born artists; we’re born free; and then we’re held down by society’s perception of us.”
Yeezy compares himself to the ’90’s version of Arsenio Hall when describing what happens to you when you’re a black man that speaks out too much. The Chicago native refers to Arsenio’s show, only he misconstrues the facts. “They’re gonna say, ‘Oh, he’s like Arsenio Hall, and he was turning up too much and now you fired.’ But when you got money, can’t nobody fire you.”
Arsenio didn’t like what the rapper had to say, and called the MC out for his words. “As usual, Kanye’s premise confuses the facts. Therefore, everything else has to be thrown out,” the late-night talk show host said.
To clear up any confusion the general public may have about ‘Ye’s comments, Arsenio explains exactly why his show came to an end the first go round. “I just left my show, the white man didn’t do nothin’ this time, bruh. Save that for when the white man do do somethin’… Don’t muddy the waters of racism with my bulls— because it was not racism. It was not a plot. I just left my show… I don’t like to be put in those conversations.”
Arsenio’s final comment to Kanye: stop using the word “slave.” “Do you know what that word is? Do you know what that word is all about?… If you in the music business you shouldn’t f— with that word. Too serious an era. Do you know what [that word] meant to slaves?”