Arsenio Hall Recalls Being Pissed During Classic Vanilla Ice Interview

Arsenio Hall says he wasn't having "a warm and fuzzy day" when he interviewed Vanilla Ice years ago.

Late night talk show host Arsenio Hall was asked to recall one of his past interviews during a newly-published interview with Vlad TV. The interview Hall was asked to speak on was his conversation with rapper Vanilla Ice decades ago.

Hall was specifically asked about his uncharacteristically stern demeanor with Vanilla Ice during his appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show.” He revealed that his demeanor during the interview stemmed from “some intentional lies” he came across while researching Vanilla Ice for his appearance on the show.

“Well, you know, it’s interesting,” Hall said. “There are some elements of that—Let’s break it down. I’m not sure if I was poking fun at him as much because to be totally honest with you I wasn’t feeling funny. I had had a long, hard day. And I probably wasn’t feel liking teasing anyone. I had had some things go on in the research process with him. And I had been misled with some information that was about to go out to my audience that night. Some things that were untrue. Some intentional lies. And I thought I was being used.”

The talk show host added that he wasn’t having “a warm and fuzzy day” during that particular interview and was also “pissed.”

“My audience knows that if I say it or if I’m dealing with something, I at least believe it or I’m trying to be an honest man,” he said. “And it started in the middle of the day when I was given this statistic about him winning a motocross competition or something. And I found out it was untrue. And this was untrue. And that was untrue. And it just was a confrontational day. So, I probably didn’t deal with Vanilla Ice in the way that people are accustomed to me dealing with guests. Cause I’m that warm and fuzzy guy, but it wasn’t a warm and fuzzy day. So, I don’t think I was teasing him. I think I was pissed.”

Arsenio Hall’s commentary on his past interview with Vanilla Ice comes days after it was announced that “The Arsenio Hall Show” on CBS was canceled.



  • rappoet

    Someone should tell Arsenio that Vanilla Ice did win those motocross championships that Arsensio suggested were lies. A Dallas News paper ran a smear story on Ice which Arsenio considered to be true. But the News Paper had to run a second story - apologizing for the first one and the reporter got fired. It's kinda ridiculous that Arsenio is still claiming to have been "just" and "getting to the bottom of things" 25 years later when even back in 91 everyone thought he was being a racist douchebag. Even Keenan on Living Color made fun of Arsenio and how he acted in the video and how wrong his information was. Half of the interview was also Arsenio trying to get Vanilla Ice to say something bad about MC Hammer. And get this - Vanilla would appear on the Arsenio Hall show five times throughout his career - so this is not even the only time Arsenio interviewed Ice.

  • Anonymous

    I literally had no idea the guy from Coming To America had a talk show :O. I would've watched it.... Arsenio is hilarious!

  • Anonymous

    Vanilla Ice was just one big joke period. Nothing to be pissed at, just laugh at.

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