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Kanye to Mencia -- I Ain't No Cosby!

6/29/2007 2:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Click to return to TMZ.comKanye West did not like being called "Theo Huxtable" one bit, and he's spitting back at Carlos Mencia -- the guy who slapped him with that ignominious label.

Mencia did a hilarious spoof of West's smash "Gold Digger" on his Comedy Central show, skewering West for downplaying his suburban, upper-middle-class background -- his mother was an English professor and father a well-paid photographer.

And now, Kanye's response: On his latest single, "Can't Tell Me Nothing," he disavows any connection to the Huxtables, rapping, "I ain't one of the Cosbys, I ain't go to Hillman," referring to the college one of the Huxtable children attended in the series.

Mencia, never one to back down, will no doubt file his own shot.


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kinda funny how carlos mencia (his real name is NED) who is half german and whose mother's relatives are from somewhere in south america makes fun of kanye west for covering up who he really is. i hope Ned is paying royalties to dave chappelle because if he hadnt left comedy central, there's no way in hell he'd have a show. he's really not funny. i dont necessarily like kanye west, but ned whatever his real last name is sucks

2610 days ago

Larry B.    

Mencia hasn't been totally upfront about his background anyway, so is he definitely not one to talk.

Plus people who follow hip-hop know Kanye had a middle class upbringing and they are fine with it! He's not a thug rapper anyway. Just look at the way he dresses.

2610 days ago

Arturo Fuente    

I can't decide who I hate more...Ned or Kanye??? Kanye wins by a short hair...

2610 days ago

Rosie the chauvinist    

I don't know the other one, but I despise Kanye West. What an egotistical, self-centered jerk he really is.

2610 days ago


what ever happened to guys like TOO shORT & TuPac,,,,,THEY ARE ALL GAY!!!

2610 days ago


way to make a story out of nothing....

2610 days ago


And Mrs. Huxtable was a lawyer!

2610 days ago


The song has only been on the radio for six weeks, way to be current. Also, do you think Kanye even knows who Carlos Mencia is let alone take three minutes out of his busy day to watch Mind of Mencia? Who watches that show? Lastly, how can you use the words hilarious and Carlos Mencia in the same sentence? Cancer is funnier than Carlos.

2610 days ago


Kanye probably shouldn't have paid that dude ANY attention. Kanye is banking WAY MORE MONEY than that low-life, so it might be jealously. Everyone knows about Kanye's background. In what ways does he try to downplay it? An example please! I'm a fan of Kanye's music because it isn't just the regular hoes, rims, money, and drugs being talked about in today's rap music, BUT that's just me. People love saying he's arrogrant and other stupid ass words. It doesn't matter to me about his personality because he doesn't make worldly decisions like GEORGE BUSH.

2610 days ago


Who cares? Carlos Mencia is a comedian; your choice if he is a good one or bad one. All comedians take pot shots at the famous. Put your big boy pants on Kenye and quit being so sensitive.

2610 days ago


kanye west grew up in a town that was one of the top 10 wealthiest in the 80's. this same town hosted the 2003 u.s. open. he ain't no gangster!

2610 days ago


Ned will shoot back as soon as Ari Shaffir writes a funny line that Ned can steal.

2610 days ago

Zenophobe Alien    

Kanye Big ego and little talent.

2610 days ago


I live in Chicago. Kanye West never lived in the suburbs. He lived on the Southside in small frame house. And college professor here do not make that much. The school, Chicago State University, at one point was a couple of steps above a community college. The school is finally now reaching the sucess as other universities here.

2610 days ago

Boo Hoo    

Theo Huxtable, Theo Huxtable, Theo Huxtable. nanny nanny poo poo.

2610 days ago
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