In 2008, rockers rallied to prevent the GOP from using their music without permission. Now two musicians are protesting one famous Republican’s use of old interviews. LL Cool J wants the record to show that he did not sit down for an interview with former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin for the Alaska ex-governor’s new Fox News show Real American Stories. Ladies Love Cool James took some heat after ads for Palin’s new show teased the Rock Hall nominee as one of her guests. However, the rapper quickly responded on Twitter, “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,” Gawker writes.
Country singer Toby Keith — another of Palin’s advertised guests — has also hinted that he was displeased that an interview he gave a few years was being rebroadcast out of context for Palin’s show. It should come as no surprise that Keith was opposed to Palin’s reusing his interview: As Rolling Stone previously reported, during the 2008 presidential campaign, while country artists like John Rich were throwing their support behind the McCain-Palin ticket, Keith was one of the few artists in the genre to endorse Barack Obama.