Andrew Dice Clay Dishes on Being Banned From MTV
The funnyman says he couldn't appear on VMAs even though he was sampled on EMF's smash "Unbelievable."
Andrew Dice Clay's iconic "Oh!" is one of the most famous sounds in comedy, but it also appears in a very well-known song: EMF's 1991 smash "Unbelievable." And on last night's Watch What Happens Live after show, a caller wanted to know if the Diceman ever saw any royalties from the monster hit.
Clay reveals he gave up the sample for free, and says he loves the song "Because it's been played everywhere." He also adds that when EMF appeared at the MTV Video Music Awards, the group wanted him to appear on the broadcast, but he couldn't do it for one very big reason: "I was already banned from MTV for life."
Clay says the ban was the result of "a couple jokes" about the network, and revealed it's actually been lifted over the last three years. "It's done, so I guess it wasn't for life," he says.
Asked by Andy Cohen if he thinks he's a misunderstood performer, Clay replies, "I just really commit to what I do as a performer. It's not about being misunderstood, I think my career took off at a time when the world was changing a lot. Women were really fighting for their rights, gays were coming out of the closet, so I was like a lightning rod for every group looking for publicity. And that's what really caused a lot of craziness in my life."
Watch Andrew Dice Clay discuss his ban from MTV and tell us in the comments: does the outspoken comic go too far?