It looks like Arsenio Hall is not happy with Kanye West.
Arsenio presented the nominees for “Best New Artist” at the Grammy Nominations Concert tonight at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. After his presentation, HipHollywood was able to ask him about Kanye West’s recent music.
Arsenio, who is know for his great relationships with hip hop artists, both old and new, did not seem to be too happy with Kanye. This is what he had to say:
“I hate the word slave used in songs. Get the F*ck 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*ck with that word. Too serious an error, too serious a problem in america.” Arsenio said passionately. “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?”
West recently brought up Arsenio’s name in a negative manner during a interview with the Breakfast Club on Power 105.1. During the interview, when asked by Charlamagne why he was so materialistic and why he thought he needed money to have a voice, Ye replied,
“I could use my voice but what’d happen if y’all don’t by 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.”
Here is the video:
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