Rapper-actor LL Cool J is far from pleased about what he describes as an old interview of his being lifted to promote Sarah Palin’s interview special tonight.
Palin’s Fox News special, entitled Real American Stories, features the former Governor chronicling lives of “people who have overcome adversity and more.”
Among tonight’s success stories: country star Toby Keith, former GE Chairman Jack Welch, a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor and LL Cool J.
The problem LL Cool J has with it? He never sat down with the show. Now the star of NCIS: Los Angeles, LL (James Todd Smith) tweeted on Wednesday:
“Fox lifted an old interview I gave in 2008 to someone else and are now misrepresenting to the public in order to promote Sarah Palin’s Show. WOW.”
Wow is right.
Real American Story or not, LL Cool J takes issue with tonight’s show.
When contacted for comment, Fox News explained that LL Cool J had been informed in 2008 that the interview was planned as a segment for Real American Stories, though and the network couldn’t have known Palin would be hosting in 2010.
The Fox spokesperson also said in a statement:
“Real American Stories features uplifting tales about overcoming adversity and believe Mr. Smith’s interview fit that criteria. However, it appears Mr. Smith doesn’t want to be associated with a program that could serve as an inspiration to others, so we’re cutting his interview and wish him the best with his fledgling acting career.”
Fledgling? Cold, Fox. Cold.
We suggest a true American hero take his place: Levi Johnston.