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LL Cool J, Sarah Palin in 'Rap Battle' Over Fox Show

But really, LL, you might be overreacting a bit
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 31, 2010 10:11 AM CDT
LL Cool J, Sarah Palin in 'Rap Battle' Over Fox Show
LL Cool J and Sarah Palin are shown in a combination photo.   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – LL Cool J is in the unlikeliest of “rap battles” with Sarah Palin over his appearance on her new Fox show. The rapper apparently gave an interview to Real American Stories, a website owned by Fox News, in 2008. That interview will now be featured on the premiere episode of the show of the same name, hosted by Palin, on Thursday—and Ladies Love Cool James is none too pleased about it.

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“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,” he tweeted. Though some of his complaints are valid, is he really promoting the show? “I can’t imagine how many FNC viewers come over because LL Cool J will be featured. Toby Keith, sure, but LL?” writes Steve Krakauer on Mediaite. “If you were planning on watching the special before, you likely still would have if LL Cool J wasn’t involved. No offense, LL.”
(Read more LL Cool J stories.)

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