World Wrestling Entertainment has removed wrestler Hulk Hogan from its websites after audio surfaced of the Hulkster saying the “n-word” in an interview on the Sirius XM radio station “Shade 45” in 2012, The Daily Beast reports.
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In the interview with DJ Whoo Kid on the “Whoolywood Shuffle” show, Hogan explains the origin of his habitual use of “brother” and if any black guys ever called him “nigga”:
WHOO KID: You’ve been saying “brother” for years. Do any black guys say, “You my nigga,” like, “You my nigga, Hulk”?
HOGAN: Well, [wrestler] Booker T used to say that to me all the time on TV. Every time I pull up YouTube, there’s that famous thing when Booker T and his brother were there talking trash, and Booker T goes, “I’m coming for you Hogan, you nigger!” Not “nigga.” “Nigger.”
While Hogan’s comments in the above interview are not particularly inflammatory, Media Take Out reports that there is a separate, similar interview that surfaced during a deposition for the $100 million personal-injury lawsuit Hogan is engaged in with Gawker.