Stephen A. Smith is not any stranger to folks getting mad at him. Having mentioned that, Smith realized this week that Dallas Cowboys followers tweeting their displeasure at him for saying the workforce will choke within the postseason has nothing on Rihanna followers getting mad at him for what he, assuredly, thought was a throwaway line on Sherri.
“I don’t wanna say I’m not excited,” Smith mentioned. “She’s improbable. That’s not the place I’m going with this. Women and gents, she’s quite a lot of issues. She’s spectacular, truly. And congratulations on new-momma-hood. There’s one factor she’s not. She ain’t Beyoncé.”
Smith issued an apology over the entire thing, but it surely led to him getting repeatedly dragged, each on Twitter and, on Thursday night time, by Leslie Jones as she guest hosted The Daily Show. Quick ahead to Friday morning and Smith addressed the entire thing on First Take by having a little bit of a meltdown.
“It’s ridiculous,” Smith mentioned. “That is the controversy right here. All of the stuff occurring on this planet, I’m being accused of Black-on-Black crime, as a result of I occur to love one artist greater than one other. I imply, you bought to be kidding me! I imply, handcuff me now! Put it behind my rattling again! Y’all gotta be kidding me … Leslie Jones, I like you! Rattling, I couldn’t wait to look at you on Comedy Central and she or he calling me out! Why?”
Smith went on to say that “I apologize to Rihanna, as a result of this nonsense was not my intent. It was not needed, it was all completed in enjoyable, me debating with Sherri Shepherd for enjoyable, simply having laughs. That’s all. Rihanna’s phenomenal, she’s improbable.”