Television host Arsenio Hall has come forward to talk about Kanye West recently calling him out for his abrupt disappearance from late night TV years ago.
Arsenio explains how Mr. West obviously has no idea that he wasn’t kicked off, but he actually chose to leave the show in the 90’s.
“Like usual, Kanye’s premise confuses the facts so then therefore, everything else has to be thrown out,” Arsenio said during a press conference. “He’s a musician, I’m a comedian. We’re not doctors. Nobody works for John Hopkins, you know what I mean? We’re not educators and I think we take ourselves a little too seriously. But that’s something that’ll straigthen itself out with maturity because the bottom line is, ‘They gonna do me like,’ it’s like, yo, man. Stop making me like I’m Nat Turner or something. I know what you heard in the barbershop. I just left my show, the white man didn’t do nothing this time, bro. Let’s save that for when the white man do do something, you know? Don’t muddy the waters of racism with my bullsh*t because it was not racism. It was not plotted. I just left my show. … I don’t like to be put in those conversations because there’s no struggle here.” (Hip Hollywood)
Last month, Kanye claimed Arsenio lost his job due to “turning up too much.”
“I could use my voice but what would happen if y’all don’t buy no other albums,” Kanye asked in an interview. “Then that voice, people are going to 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.” (Power 105.1)