The ladies may love cool James but LL Cool J does not love his story being told on the Sarah Palin-hosted “Real American Stories” on FOX News.
“Real American Stories” is the new show for FOX News that chronicles people who have overcome adversity, hosted by former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Among the people showcased in the first episode is James Todd Smith, otherwise known as rap star and actor LL Cool J. Conservative blog Hot Air even wrote of the episode that liberals “will be shocked to find the alleged Grand Dragon of the tea-party
movement making chitchat with a hip-hop legend.”
Except there was no actual “chitchatting.” When LL Cool J learned of his inclusion in the show, he tweeted, “Fox lifted an old interview I gave in 2008 to
someone else & are misrepresenting to the public in order to promote
Sarah Palins Show. WOW.”
FOX promptly responded, telling Yahoo News, “‘Real American Stories’ features uplifting tales about overcoming
adversity and we believe Mr. Smith’s interview fit that criteria.
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.”
“Fledgling” acting career? Hmmm.
You can watch LL Cool J in the promo for the show below. “Real America Stories” debuts Thursday, April 1 at 10 p.m. ET.