September 7, 2017

Steve Harvey opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about his rough year in the spotlight.

While Harvey was spilling all the tea, the most interesting cup was his interaction with Bill Cosby. Steve was asked about the status of their friendship and he said:

“I haven’t talked to him in a few months, but when I’m your friend, I’m your friend. And Bill Cosby helped my sons at Morehouse [College], and he taught me how to do this business. He didn’t even know me and he taught me how to do this business. When I heard all the trouble he was in, I called and asked him how he was doing. You know what he says to me? ‘Hey man, I appreciate you calling, but just stay away from me right now. You don’t need none of this on you. You’re doing good. Whatever happens to me, happens to me, but don’t you get none of this on you.’ That’s an amazing thing for a guy to say.”

Bill Cosby isn’t the only controversial friend Steve has. Steve Harvey’s meet-up with Trump earlier this year was not looked at favorably.

I didn’t see that coming. Jesus. The backlash. It was so vicious that it really threw me. I was being called names that I’ve never been called… Because I went to see this man?! Which only happened because my business partner got a call from the Obama transition team, who said that the Trump transition team would like to set up a meeting. The Obama team said they thought it would be a good idea because the president is encouraging dialogue. And I have a relationship with Obama. We’re friends. So I say, “OK, cool.” Now, here’s the crazy thing: I’m supposed to be on a boat for my 60th birthday, so my wife says, “Steve, just take off [and skip the meeting]. You’ll meet with him some other time.” God, I should’ve listened.

Not listening to your wife is always a bad idea. As for that controversial memo? Sorry, Steve Harvey’s not sorry!

“I’m not going to apologize because I wasn’t being mean. I did learn that I don’t know how to write… I write like I talk. So hell, obviously that ain’t good. And I didn’t know if you put it in capital letters that meant you were hollering at people…And so the memo, it just got out of hand.”

Steve Harvey has now relaunched an updated version of his daytime talk show that has moved from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Do you think Steve Harvey is in the process of redeeming himself in the public eye?



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