Jokes were not the center point during a recent guest appearance comedian Aries Spears made on the ‘Corey Holcomb 5150’ radio show, alongside radio personality Zo Williams.
According to the Daily Mail, during a live broadcast of the show, the conversation between Williams and Spears turned to a heated debate when comments were made in regards to former president Barack Obama. Williams apparently became angry with Spears, after the former MADtv regular continuously cut him off.
As animosity built, Williams became fed up and gave Spears a hostile warning, yelling, “I’ve had about enough of your s***, that’s the truth, shut the f*** up while I’m talking.”
What came next was a slew of light-skinned vs dark-skinned commentary between the two Black men. (#BRUH) In addition, some say Spears, who led the roasting match, was a bit drunk during the broadcast as well. #StraightFaceMafia.
In a video obtained by TMZ, the verbal attacks became physical as Williams then proceeded to repeatedly punch Spears in the head.
After the dome-brawl, Spears and show host Holcomb exchanged words on social media.
So on the 5150 show wit @thecoreyholcomb I touched dudes feelings so much he swung off on me w/o warning! Peep it lol bitch nigga
— Aries Spears (@AriesSpears) April 12, 2017
Following the socially public display, Williams took to his website to issue an apology in regards to the situation.
With regard to the event that took place during a recent on air broadcast, I would like to extend my sincerest apologies to those who were present, and to those that respect me as a man and a mentor, who were forced to witness actions that are not representative of mature and professional people. As adults, matters should try to be handled by more civil means, and confrontation, be it physical or verbal, should never be the solution–even when you are being provoked. #RiseAbove
And of course, the Twitterverse had a lil’ sumin to say about the public display.
Just saw the Arie Spears “fight” and he and Zo Williams are an embarrassment and their shows and sponsors should feel it financially.
— Jay Tee (@jayteetheduke) April 17, 2017
@thecoreyholcomb Aries thought that he could take something that he thought was funny and make everyone else think it was funny too…
— Dr. Cliff Ferby EdD (@cferby10) April 16, 2017
This is very on point. But I knew this the whole time but me trying to be kind backfired. I learned to never compromise my show for pity.💯💩 https://t.co/tkU3M044gh
— Corey Holcomb (@thecoreyholcomb) April 16, 2017