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Hulk Hogan talks with Booker T for the first time about past racist comments

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Hulk Hogan is the guest this week on "The Hall of Fame with Booker T and Brad Gilmore." The show can be heard on ESPN 97.5 in Houston, TX.

Among many topics, they discussed the racist comments that leaked several years ago. Booker has gone on record to say that he does not believe Hogan is a racist.

"People can say a word or make a mistake and that doesn't mean that's who they are," Hogan said. Hogan said the word was said in 2006 and he was made aware of the leaked audio a few years ago.

"I don't remember that conversation but that definitely was me and I definitely said it. I was a total idiot, totally out of control and a bad situation. But it was me and I said it. I tried to be accountable for it," Hogan said.

He said his minister was the first person to call him when the audio transcript leaked and the minister gave him some uplifting advice. Hogan said the hardest part was trying to explain to people who didn't know him.

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"There's a lot of people know who I've apologized to on several different levels," Hogan added. He said a lot of people have been forgiving and understanding.

"It's been a tough time brother. I won't joke about it at all," Hogan continued.

Booker T backed Hogan and said he's friends with Brian Knobbs and he's never heard any racist stories about Hogan from Knobbs. Booker joked that Knobbs is the only person that can call him the n-word and Knobbs always had his back.

Hogan said he doesn't say the word but he still hears people using it. Hogan noted that an actor used the word at a New Years Eve party.

Listen to Hogan talk about the racist comments by clicking below: