Rumor is it's damage control after a 2012 radio interview surfaced in which Hogan says the N-word!
In the interview DJ Whoo Kid — who is African American — asks Hulk if any of "any black guys" ever call him "my n***a?"
"Well, Booker T used to do that to me on TV, and every time I pull up YouTube there's that famous thing with Booker T and his brother is there and they're all talking trash, and Booker T says, 'I'm coming for ya Hogan, you n***er'–and not 'n***a,' he goes 'n***er.'"
Hogan is quoting this interview:
While this is obviously insensitive language, it could be argued he's only saying it aloud to distinguish specifically what his fellow wrestler said.
Hogan then tells DJ Whoo Kid that hanging out with rappers The Game, Lil Wayne, and Birdman, they used the word in reference to him constantly, prompting him to begin using it.
He then said he didn't understand why it was OK for them to use it in a friendly way but not him.
Listen to the interchange (below):
It sounds to us like Hulk needs to sit down with some people who can give him an education on how that word coming from his mouth could offend a lot of people.
But that may not be the worst of it.
According to some sources, the interview only got noticed because of some much worse things Hulk said in his leaked sex tape!
Transcripts of the audio — filed as part of Hogan's ongoing lawsuit over the tape — reportedly contain more use of the N-word, this time in relation to whom he thinks his daughter Brooke Hogan should be dating!
Unfortunately, we can't verify these claims as the records are currently sealed from public release.
This could become really big -- and it sounds horrifying.
KeKe Palmer is accusing performer Trey Songz of 'sexual intimidation,' among other things, after she randomly appeared in his newly released music video for Pick Up The Phone that was released on YouTube on Friday.
From what we can gather reading Palmer's passionate Instagram message that contained the accusation, it appears she did NOT give Songz consent for her to appear in the video -- but the Scream Queens star takes it even further than that.
It is scary and potentially triggering to read, but here is her full, emotionally-charged IG message about what led up to her non-consensual appearance in the video and the hints about how she was forced into it (below):