If you are talking top 5 dead or alive Cam’ron moments of all time then you would have to include his more than memorable O’Reilly Factor appearance in 2003. The Harlem icon now admits he was aware of Bill’s legal issues prior to appearing on the now defunct show.
In a recent interview with Noisey, Killa says he was debriefed about the sexual harassment allegations right before going live. “As far as all of the sexual allegations — before I went up there, what I did was my publicist had told me about a lot of that stuff, but instead of being serious with him, we had so much fun clowning him that it just turned into a roast session and we just started laughing at him.”
The Diplomats rapper also reminisced on making the political commentator the but of his jokes. “I had a good time when I did it because I didn’t really know the background of him at that particular time. Like I said, I probably was prepped an hour before I went to the show. It was more funny than anything else. But you know, sexual assault really isn’t funny, so if he really did those things, then it’s good that Fox got rid of him” he explained.
In April The New York Times reported that Fox News had settled five sexual harassment cases dating back to 2002 causing the O’Reilly Factor to lose more than half of its’ advertisers in one week. On April 19 Fox News reported O’Reilly would not be returning to the network thus renaming the show The Factor.
Cam also chimed in on the ousting saying, “I guess Fox really got tired of him. It wasn’t just me. It was a bunch of people he was rude to, on the borderline of being racist without necessarily being racist. Like even when he’s up there [like] ‘Look at the way he dress’ — what does that mean? He does a lot of stuff that [is] borderline racist, to me.”
Peep the original interview below.
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