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LL Cool J

According to the New York Times, Fox News will drop an interview with LL Cool J from the debut episode of “Real American Stories,” a new series hosted by conservative former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

“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 Tweeted on Tuesday night.

In a statement, Fox News said:

“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.

Fox News said that it conducted an interview with LL Cool J in its studios about 18 months ago for a program called “Real American Stories,” and that this was the interview footage shown in its promotions for the show.

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