Cam'ron has often been a man ahead of his time, or at least someone who was comfortable setting his own trends and blazing his own trail. He made wearing pink cool—even if it inspired people to rock it that really shouldn't have—and he wasn't afraid to stand directly across from his critics.
One of those was disgraced pundit and former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, who was forced out after a wave of backlash stemming from sexual assault allegations convinced advertisers to pull out of his show. Cam'ron knows O'Reilly well, and made what is perhaps the most infamous appearance in The O'Reilly Factor History back in 2003.
His taunting screams of, "You mad!" and "I got dirt on you doggy!" are lasting memes from that appearance, and Cam'ron claims part of his animosity toward the host was derived from things he learned during prep for the show.
"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," he told Noisey. "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.
So the dirt Cam'ron claimed to have on O'Reilly was what eventually sunk his career. Though there were always whispers about O'Reilly's misconduct—as well as a generally uncomfortable atmosphere for women at Fox News—this is some WikiLeaks type shit from Cam, or at least from Cam's publicist. It also sounds like there's no love lost between Cam and O'Reilly even after all these years have passed.
"It was a bunch of people he was rude to, on the borderline of being racist without necessarily being racist," he said. "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."
You're not going to hear any argument from me. The only shame of O'Reilly losing his job is that we'll never get another appearance from Cam'ron on his show, but since we already have one of the greatest memes of all time, it's probably best to have that hate-monger rotting away on a podcast somewhere.