Arsenio Hall says Kanye West was misinformed regarding his career and that he should not use the term “slave.”
Arsenio Hall recently said that Kanye West was misinformed if he thought he was fired from his talk show.
“Like usual, Kanye’s premise confuses the facts,” Hall said in a video published by HipHollywood. “Therefore everything else has to be thrown out.”
Hall continued, explaining that he was not fired.
“I just left my show,” Hall said. “The White man didn’t do nothing this time, bruh. Save that for when the White man do do somethin’.”
West spoke about Arsenio Hall in a recent interview with New York radio station Hot 97.
“I can use my voice, but what’ll happen if y’all don’t buy no more albums?” West said. “Then people are gonna say, ‘He’s like Arsenio Hall. He was turning up too much and now you fired, but when you got money, can’t nobody fire you.”
During the press conference, Hall also criticized West’s 2013 single, “New Slaves.”
“I hate the word ‘slave’ used in songs,” Hall said in the press conference clip. “The [expletive] outta 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’re in the music business, you shouldn’t [expletive] with that word. Too serious an era. Too serious a problem in America. There is no one that’s free to move around this country that should use the word ‘slave.’ Do you know what it meant to slaves?”