02/12/2013 10:19 am ET Updated Feb 12, 2013

W. Kamau Bell's 'F*ck Tyler Perry!' Joke Explained (VIDEO)

"Totally Biased" host W. Kamau Bell stopped by HuffPost Live on Monday, and explained his infamous "fuck Tyler Perry" joke from his 2010 comedy album "Face Full of Flour."

Talking to to host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, Bell explained that prior to Obama's election, he felt like black people needed to stick together on all matters of politics and culture. "But now that we had a black president, we didn't have to have a unified front, so I wanted to say something that had been burning in my mind." That sentiment? "Fuck Tyler Perry!"

Bell pointed out that Obama's America didn't quite present the safe haven for minorities to the extent that he hoped at the time it would, but regardless, hearing "fuck Tyler Perry" out loud was a catharsis for many. (He was quick to point out that he does not have a problem with Tyler Perry personally, but was simply relieved to not have to pretend he was a fan.)

Check out the full interview, in which Bell discusses his friendship with Chris Rock as well as being named one of the Sexiest Men Alive, on HuffPost Live.



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