Arsenio Hall Criticizes Kanye West

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?"  

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  • Anonymous

    I love Kanye, but this is a great point.

  • Fumelele

    Arsenio had another show?!?!

  • Tennille Goble

    uptil I looked at the paycheck four $5811, I didnt believe that my sister actually erning money parttime on their computer.. there best friend had bean doing this 4 only 21 months and as of now paid for the dept on their villa and purchased a brand new Bugatti Veyron. view it now... no ones even coming out in the 4th quarter, which is usually for the tax write offs anyway.. they said it had to do with sample clearance

  • Anonymous

    He's only saying this because he doesn't want to get fired again.

  • Anonymous

    he wasn't fired, technically, but Kanye's point was hall made some people uncomfortable and this led to his leaving. Kanye's main point still stands. I think west does understand slave, and the implications it has on mentality. The worst type of chains during slavery were mental. the psychological indoctrination, the most damaging part, is far from dismantled.

    • Anonymous

      I agree with both of you fine Sirs, maybe arsenio is afraid that if he sides with ye he might end up getting blackballed again

    • Delonte' C Riggins

      My views exactly. I believe Arsenio was made aware that his ability to make a living in entertainment is directly tied to how industry executives perceive him. So regardless if he was fired or walked away... it all seemed to be link to those in charge being displeased in some form. And though physical slavery in this country is at an all time low, mental slavery (thought control) is at an all time high. Arsenio makes his money from within the system that uses mental slavery to its' advantage... So I understand that it may be difficult for him to see the truth from his perspective, he's too involved in it and it is his means of sustaining his lifestyle. Insinuating that another man, regardless of his maturity level, should not use the word in an attempt to convey his thoughts because it is "too serious" is simply sensationalistic & thought controlling.

  • Anonymous

    old skool vs new skool....that's all. arsenio can't front though....after farrakan made that guest appearance, paramount studios pulled the plugged on arsenio.

  • Dana

    BTW, the Kanye interview happened on Power 105 in NYC. Not Hot 97.

  • Kanye West

    Ain't nobody paying attention to Arsenio Homo. The fuck kinda name is Arsenio any damn way? Sound like some ghetto knock of Cheerios or something. Old washed up ass nigga. Go back into whatever hold you crawled out of, bitch. We ain't ask you to revive your show either, my nigga. Your time is done.

    • Kanye just got burned

      And he ain't even know it.

    • Anonymous

      and kanye, you still don't get the point of what anonymous did to you lol

    • Kanye West

      Nigga you better get your own material and don't look like a joke yourself.

    • Anonymous

      Ain't nobody paying attention to KanGay West. The fuck kinda name is Kanye any damn way? Sound like some ghetto knock of Cheerios or something. Old washed up ass nigga. Go back into whatever HOLE you crawled out of, bitch. We ain't fucking with that trashy album. Your time is done.

  • Decatur ATL BOI

    Kanye West is an ass of epic proportion. He thinks way too much of himself and someone needs to let this dude know that he just makes music, that's it. He puts percussion and chords together. How he thinks he's more than that is beyond comprehension, but someone needs to let this guy know that he's really not that important. We could actually forget about this dude by the summer time and no one besides himself would give a damn.

    • Decatur ATL BOI

      @ Anonymous-So, your argument is that he is famous? Are you a star slut? Do you chase after stars, look for their every move, read all of their articles and defend their honor on all fronts? I merely stated that this dude is taking himself way too serious and you become captain-Save-A-Ho. Does classic albums give you a reason to be an ass hole and think that you are better than everyone that ever played a dman piano? Negro please, at the end of the day, he puts his pants on like I do. He's no damn "savior" or defender of all human rights. He's not curing cancer, he's not eliminating the highschool drop rate in America. Do you know what he's doing? He's playing a damn midi keyboard linked to a computer that has protools downloaded on it. Kanye don't have all the answers man!!! GTFOH

    • ^

      Are you gonna swallow, spit or take the facial?

    • Anonymous

      Your an idiot. the dude is famous for a reason (classic albums) and EVERYBODY would care if he had gone missing. haters to. dont be so fucking dumb.

  • So Icy Boi!

    as a close friend of Lil Wayne I can congirm that Kanye West wants to be a woman... when Kanye Worked on a beat for Weezy's Tha Carter IV, he was dressed as a woman, long skirt, make ups... so Weezy asked wtf man? Kanye told him that he is about to change gender... Weezy told him that it would be a stupid move and he would lose his fans and money. Kanye is hungry for money so he stayed as a male and followed Weezy's idea to marry Kim to look straight. swag

  • Stanucci

    GUCCI MANE is the realest rapper and heres why. 1) all other rappers rap about being gangster shooting and killing but they havent done it. 2) Eminem raps about killing he hasnt. 3)Jay z raps in open letter about sending shots he hasnt. 4)Nas raps about how he is a queens thug but he wasn't. 5)Most of the rappers rap about stuff they havent done yet you all support them and say its real rap. 6)When rick ross does it you all claim he is fake and say its fake rap. This shows that hiphop fans are hypocritical and all these real hiphop fan wanna be's are just some unjustified haters whose opinions are just as irrelevent as the swag fag rapper fans. GUCCI MANE KILLED A MAN HE WAS A DRUG DEALER BEFORE RAPPER HE HAS STREET CREDENTIALS HE IS THE ONLY RAPPER THAT RAPS ABOUT FACTS THERE FORE BIG GUWOP IS THE REALEST RAPPER IN THE RAP GAME AND THATS A FACT!

  • Anonymous

    I like Kanye, But Arsenio made some really good points

  • Nuff said...

    A lot of ppl mistakes kanyes "confidence" for his insecurity.... Nuff said...

  • Ghetto Heisman

    Both these guys make great points, but neither of them understand each other. Arsenio is speaking more literally and Kanye is speaking more figuratively. Is Ye complaining about not being rich enough and using the word slave to evoke a direct comparison to brutalized historical slaves regarding his frustrations? HELL NO. "New Slaves" isn't calling out the white man or imposing upon the sanctity of slavery's blood, sweat, and tears. It's calling out the manipulative billionaires and business folks guilty of anti-competitive behaviors and business practices that shut people out in order to preserve power for an establishment that intentionally pushes people down. People and corporations in power work to keep their power once they have it, and in a sense, this often means preserving the haves and punishing the have nots. Kanye's point is if he is having such a hard time and being shut out, what about other lower class folks (meaning non-celebrities or the not rich) or people who don't have 21 Grammy's? For everyone who says just suck it up and stop bitching, that's like saying let Wall Street have carte-blanche and allow businesses to be too big to fail. You have seen what happens when power gets out of control and people are denied opportunities. It's not just about fashion. It's about life. It's about careers. Anyone who has worked for a really large company and been close to the top knows. Oftentimes, there is stuff you seriously would not believe happening at the top. How is it Kanye's comments cause more outrage than people being robbed of their homes and denied jobs? Get the F*** outta here!

    • Mylie

      spot on. real talk. and Kanye WAS talking about all of us.

    • Anonymous

      Spot on. Anyone who can't see this should open their eyes and minds. Anyone who denies it is part of the problem.

    • Oz. F

      I seen one of Ye's rants live and Ghetto Heisman is 100% right.

    • Anonymous

      ^^ LOL So true

    • letitgo

      Yoooo, your on point with everything you said. Kanye should hire you as his spokesperson bcuz that made perfect sense except the fact that kanye didnt say what you said... Kanye just talked about him, himself, his nike contract, how he got "son-ed" how big corporations wanna screw him, then he apologized...your on point and clear with your views but kanye wasnt....therefore arsenio is right....and so are you, but not kanye by any means

    • Anonymous

      I think Arsenio understands what Kanye is saying bro. But he still shouldn't use it. There are over 1 million words in the english language, he should find another one. Kanye is just being a drama queen, as is his way.

  • white power

    Fuck both of these APES

    • I kill hitler

      says the white guy whos on a site for music founded by blacks. what does that say about you? lol. pathetic pussy....

  • Anonymous

    I agree with both fuck it

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  • Anonymous

    Yo, what the fuck is Rue Paul doing at the Grammy Noms?

  • Anonymous

    "Nobody gives a fuck bout Kanyes fake struggle when theres kids starving around the world and children dying for lack of clean water. Kanye is a greedy selfish bitch who wants to go from becoming a millionaire to a billionaire ya I feel so fucking bad for his "struggle." Why doesnt he help his people in Africa if the white man is so bad huh? He has tha money to do so. Kanye is full of shit hes just like every other greedy rich person. I feel bad for anyone that supports him". ^^^^ this paleface is a hater.

    • Anonymous

      None of what he said was about being a millionaire who loves just to get money. i hate fucking ignorant closet racist dumb dumbs who try to compare this to starving children aroudn the world when it has nothing to do with that! where people saying the same shit when 2pac was alive? fukk outta here

    • Anonymous

      im black and agree wit everything he said

  • Anonymous

    Farrakhan came on there Feb 25 and the show was canceled April 18th, they gave him a month and a half which ain't too bad.

  • Anonymous

    If bitch ass Arsenio has a problem with the word slave then he needs medication and treatment, gay ass fruit, grow a mustache faggitt.

    • Anonymous

      lol the moustache shit was funny. it would make him better

    • yeaaaaa1

      LMAOOOO...Do you know what happens when you use a word??...You empower it, you give it more power u dumb Fk...who the fk is kanye to use that word? What has he ever been a slave of? His nike contract? Lmao if he didnt get paid for that he either didnt read his contract or he needs a new lawyer and manager, when it comes to money it either black and white or you dont do it, no grey areas allowed...if he cant figure that out he's a slave to himself for the decisions he made on his own, with free will as an aresnial is right, who the fuk are these rich rappers to use the word slave? especially when there major consumers are probably the opposite race? there slavery is a decision they made when they wanted to be "rich", which they confused with "wealthy"

  • Anonymous

    Arsenio is full of shit, his show got took off because he had Farrakhan on there go back and do the research, Arsenio aint trying to lose his wack show for a second time so he's eating ass and hiding the truth.

  • Anonymous

    South Park is about to go in on Kanye again!! Return of the gay fish 10 PM EST

  • JB

    I agree with Arsenio. My take on this douchebag says it all.

  • hank hil

    This guy wants a kanye west interview so bad, you can see the saliva dripping down

  • Chris

    But I bet on everything that DX will not post Daymond John just this morning saying that "Kanye West is absolutely right to want his royalties from Nike. People get caught up in how he says stuff, but I love it. He's smart to go with Adidas to prove or not prove himself." I can't even with DX anymore. So biased against a man fighting for what should be his just because he has money.


      He's smart to go with addidas? Thats a funny way to look at it, I feel like he's pretty stupid for losing an oppurtunity with nike, whos 5 X bigger than addidas, whether it be because he couldnt get a good contract with nike or because they dont like him he's pretty stupid, a great opportunity yet he burned a bridge...which by the way he apologized to Nike after lmao, I bet Jayz and his new Sports agent job had something to do with his fake as$ apology.... nuff said playboy stop being dumb and open your eyes, Kanye is gay, which is ok, but he's in the closet confused crying like a girl....

    • Jyo

      Whats kanye right about????? The fact he didnt read a contract b4 he signed it??? or the fact he's super rich, caught up in the media like a diva and he hates it but, he's more confused than a 5 year old dike? gtfoh kanye aint a slave of shit and only cares about himself, wtf has he done for the world with his voice and fame other than rant on and on and hate on ppl? unless he's gonna do something to help the ppl in the world who are really being slaved he should stfu and chill with his girly rants...wannabe Jesus

    • ^^

      Your so f#c%ing right...... Hes a Arm Chair Activist .

    • Anon

      Nobody gives a fuck bout Kanyes fake struggle when theres kids starving around the world and children dying for lack of clean water. Kanye is a greedy selfish bitch who wants to go from becoming a millionaire to a billionaire ya I feel so fucking bad for his "struggle." Why doesnt he help his people in Africa if the white man is so bad huh? He has tha money to do so. Kanye is full of shit hes just like every other greedy rich person. I feel bad for anyone that supports him.

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