D.L. Hughley is no stranger to unapologetically speaking his mind, and he did just that during a recent interview with Vlad TV where he revealed a heated exchange he had with Bill Cosby in 2009 over his rape allegations.
More interestingly, however, Hughley explained in the sit-down that the back-and-forth went down at Kiss-FM's radio station, with Cosby threatening to have the conversation buried, and he put both the fallen comic and the radio station on blast eight years later.
He explained in the interview that Cosby called in for a radio interview and Hughley felt the need to intervene when Cosby allegedly started talking down to his co-workers.
"For five minutes straight he was being a d**k. I was like, 'Mr. Cosby, what is [it] you'd like for us to know?'" he said. "He said, 'D.L. Hughley! You say n****r and I don't like your comedy!' And he went in and I was like, 'With all due respect, Mr. Cosby, I say n****r, but no co-worker has ever woke up with her drawers on backwards.' I said, 'Everything you are, you are because of your experiences and I appreciate that, but you're not gonna denigrate what I've been through.'"
Hughley then mentioned that, at the time, the popular radio station was owned by Emmis Communications, where Cosby had major pull. Due to his influence, he threatened to have the pre-recorded interview banned from making it to the air — and that's exactly what happened, according to Hughley.
"Bill Cosby was [like], 'That tape will never air'... and I said, 'The f**k it ain't!' And 10 minutes later all the people from [Emmis] Communications came down, took the tape and made sure nobody else in the room had copies of it and said, 'If this airs, nobody in this room will ever work again,'" he said. "So I know that that cat had the power to make people do s**t like that."
Continuing to speak on Cosby's reputation as a sidebar, he added that when it came to the former TV dad's alleged actions, "everybody knew it" around the Los Angeles scene long before the now publicized trial.
"I grew up in L.A., did warm-up for a lot of those shows, everybody knew it," he said. "Like, 'Cliff Huxtable' is innocent, but Bill Cosby f**ked every one of them girls."
Watch the interview where he revealed it all below:
Tune in for The Comedy Get Down, featuring Hughley, on October 12 on BET.
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