LL Cool J is no stranger to a battle, but the war he waged on Twitter yesterday is unlike any rap battle he has ever fought. This time his adversary wasn’t Canibus or Kool Moe Dee, it was Fox News. LL expressed his disdain with the right leaning network and its use of a two year old interview of him on Sarah Palin’s new show. Cool J was the clear winner of this battle a representative from Fox says the interview with LL will be removed from the debut episode of “Real American Stories.” -News One Staff
From the Huffington Post:
Fox News has an unlikely adversary: rapper LL Cool J.
After the network announced that Sarah Palin would host a special Thursday called “Real American Stories” — featuring an interview with LL Cool J, among other celebrities — the rapper hit back on Twitter claiming they were lying.
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“Fox lifted an old interview I gave in 2008 to someone else & are misrepresenting to the public in order to promote Sarah Palin’s Show. WOW,” he tweeted.
Fox News responded Wednesday morning, saying they would cut the footage of LL Cool J (aka James Todd Smith) from the special.”Real American Stories features uplifting tales about overcoming adversity and we believe Mr. Smith’s interview fit that criteria,” a network spokesperson told TVNewser. “However, as it appears that Mr. Smith does not want to be associated with a program that could serve as an inspiration to others, we are cutting his interview from the special and wish him the best with his fledgling acting career.”