“LL Cool J knocks Sarah Palin and Fox News for including an old interview of his in an advertisement promoting Palin’s new show.
“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,” LL Cool J tweeted Tuesday.
That’s not cool with the rap star, who said he never did an interview with Palin for her new show, “Real American Stories.” LL Cool J’s spokesperson said Fox News neither sought his permission nor contacted anyone on his team in advance to alert them they’re using footage from an old 2008 interview.
“Contrary to what was reported, LL Cool J was never scheduled to be a guest on ‘Real American Stories’ with Sarah Palin this week,” his spokesperson said in a statement. “The show had planned to use an interview from 2008 that had been repurposed without LL’s permission. This statement is not a reflection of any feelings LL has toward Fox News or Ms. Palin, whom he has never met, rather a clarification of what we have seen published in the media.”