Everyone’s seen veteran comedians Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall in action. Anyone who remembers the legendary 90s comedy film Coming to America definitely knows all about ‘Prince Akeem and his royal sidekick, Semmi.’ But, what most fans don’t know is that, over the years, the two didn’t quite have that same camaraderie they exhibited on camera. Or did they?
There’s been lots of chatter about whether the two were feuding or not. So, Hall decided to clear the air and bury that hatchet once and for all. Last night, the A-list actor stopped by The Arsenio Hall Show. The late-night talk show host addressed the rumor almost immediately. “We stopped our bitter feud, just for tonight,” Hall said. His declaration prompted an immediate response from Murphy who asked, “What bitter feud?” Arsenio continued, “Oh, see, you don’t read all that stuff.” “We’re having a feud,” Murphy asked again.
“Yes, the tabloids said we’re having a bitter feud,” said Hall. “Oh, I don’t read the tabloids. I really don’t, I don’t read any of that s–t,” Murphy said.
According to E! News, the rumor mill began circulating back in March that the dynamic duo’s friendship had hit a bump in the road. However, that notion was deftly diffused on The Arsenio Hall Show last night. Once they kicked the rumor out of the window, conversation began to flow freely.
The two continued on with lots of lighthearted banter, discussing various topics with ease. During the discussion, unsurprisingly, the subject of Coming to America came up. The film, which celebrated 25 years in June, was probably the best project the two shared a collaborative effort in creating. Garnering more than $285 million at the box office, it’s safe to say Coming to America is definitely a fan favorite. So, the idea of a possible sequel was one they had to address.
Unfortunately, the possibility of a sequel is very grim, but you’ll never guess why, reports People Magazine” “When Coming to America came out it was a bunch of lawsuits,” Murphy explained. “There was some dude who was claiming he was the prince. I’d be out in the club and this African dude would roll up and say, ‘I am the real prince! You stole my life from me! And I want my money! I’ll kill you!’” Murphy quipped.
So, there you have it! Hall and Murphy aren’t fighting, and never have been. However, although they are friends, the dynamic duo of ‘Zamunda’ will not be returning to the big screen for a second go ’round. Fans will just have to continue to enjoy the original film, which definitely shouldn’t be difficult to do!