Hillary Clinton’s hot sauce comment causes Beyonce controversy

On the eve of the New York primary, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton landed in hot water — or hot sauce — once again.

CHAPPAQUA, NY - APRIL 19:  Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greets supporters outside of a polling station at Douglas Grafflin Elementary School on April 19, 2016 in Chappaqua, New York. Voters are going to the polls in in New York for the presidential primary election.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

CHAPPAQUA, NY – APRIL 19: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greets supporters outside of a polling station at Douglas Grafflin Elementary School on April 19, 2016 in Chappaqua, New York. Voters are going to the polls in in New York for the presidential primary election. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

During a radio interview with New York hip-hop station, Power 105.1, Clinton revealed she always carries hot sauce (and lots of other things) in her purse.

Listeners were quick to accuse Clinton of pandering to the crowd since everyone knows that must have been a reference to Beyonce’s “Formation” lyrics as in “I got hot sauce in my bag swag.”

Critics said Clinton was trying too hard, but it seems Clinton was telling the truth.

In 2012, Clinton mentioned the hot sauce in her purse in separate interviews with the Wall Street Journal and Conde Nast Traveler. Here’s a record of those interviews courtesy of www.lovebscott.com.

From Conde Nast Traveler: We asked Secretary Clinton’s office what she always packs: A small mesh bag filled with the basics: Sharpies, Advil, sunscreen. Converters to charge her BlackBerry and iPad anywhere in the world. Red pepper flakes and a mini bottle of Tabasco Sauce for adding spice to her meals.

From the Wall Street Journal: In her Air Force plane, which stocks fruit, almonds and Tabasco sauce, which she dribbles on nearly all foods, including salads, she slept on a foldout sofa in a private cabin.

So unless Beyonce can say she scribbled that lyric on a cocktail napkin five years ago, it may be more likely that the singer got the hot sauce riff from Clinton rather than the other way around.

New Yorkers may be still be reeling from Clinton’s last faux pas, which happened just last week after that awkward video of her and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio attempting to be funny went foul.

During a comedic skit at a New York fundraiser, de Blasio fake apologized for holding off on endorsing Clinton saying, “Sorry Hillary, I was running on CP time.”

“CP time” stands for “colored people time,” —  a slang term used by African-Americans based on the stereotype that black people are always late.

After a mock admonishment from Leslie Odom, Jr., the black actor who was part of the skit, Clinton offers a “clarification.”

“Cautious politician time,” she said. “I’ve been there.”

Here’s the full interview with Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club.”

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123 comments
Malita Sherfield
Malita Sherfield

Leave Hillary Clinton alone, we will not turn our backs on Hillary.

Joel Shipp
Joel Shipp

Oh good grief; I'm not a Hillary fan but this is idiotic.

Virginia Mayweather-Blankenbaker
Virginia Mayweather-Blankenbaker

Why wouldn't she like hot sauce? Really hot sauce is only for folks of color,sooooooo Hispanic and Asians folks don't count

Keith Felts
Keith Felts

She still bull but what about her sending blacks back to prisons

Gris Julian GP
Gris Julian GP

Wait, it took a hot sauce comment for people to notice how fake she is????

David Tanner
David Tanner

old beotch plain and simple, would vote for hitler before i would vote for her

Rhonda Chambers
Rhonda Chambers

Didn't offend me I don't use hot sauce, why are people worrying about the black vote, because there is power in small packages!

John H Harrison
John H Harrison

She don't give a crap about BLACKS she just need the votes to get in office. Tell me one president that has done anything for African Americans. MLK DID MORE FOR FOR BLACKS THAN ANY PRESIDENT IN HISTORY. THAT'S WHY THEY KILLED THE DREAM. LGBT community is getting more support than any black ever had. And they are slowly trying to take our right to vote again

Alysia B. Williams
Alysia B. Williams

Just ignorance. I am black and do not carry hot sauce in my purse. She has to do more than that to persuade my vote. Really Hillary!

Shaun Styles
Shaun Styles

I know plenty of folks in Atlanta who carry hot sauce in the car

Reagan Thompson
Reagan Thompson

White folks can't like hot sauce? Ijs..I do..not white but, ya know..

Diana C. Manners
Diana C. Manners

Maybe Hillary likes a particular brand of hot sauce and finds it more convenient to carry it. You think Black people are the only people using hot sauce? To suggest that the talk of hot sauce is pandering to Black people is racist! Have you had Indian or Mexican food?

Dina Oneina Million
Dina Oneina Million

Hillary: Pass da wangs n thangs. Butta up dat cornbread so we be fed. Toss da hawt sauce, let dem beans fry, scoop me summa dat dare melon n watch me plant my big ole lips round dis here chicken leg. Whoop Whoop, girl gotta eat. Don't fo'get nigh, vote fo me...Hillary.

Karla Has Faith
Karla Has Faith

YOUUUU A BAAAAAD UNDERESTIMATED INTELLIGENT LADY BEAUTIFUL HILLARY!!!! KEEEEEEP GOING!!!!!! STILLLL PRAYING FOR YOU❤☝❤😇☝😇 KEEEEEEP GOING AND WEARING THOSE PEARLSSSSS I SAW IN THE LAST DEBATE FOR GOOD LUCK😇☝😇

Lawrence Raheem Felton
Lawrence Raheem Felton

Who gives two fuggs.... There will be no bernie at the end of the rainbow .. I'll vote for Hillary before i think about voting for rascist fear mongering Trump.. .. Get over the BS ..

Belle Little
Belle Little

Y'all keep telling yourselves Hillary has your back... Until she gets keys to the White House and white Wall Street starts moving her puppet strings! Then y'all fools will start wondering where her black community advocacy went! Watch they will not even let her give John Lewis a cabinet seat she promised. Just watch. I am with the one who hasn't been bought and has had the same humanitarian platform for decades!

Lawrence Raheem Felton
Lawrence Raheem Felton

Hillary will get my vote before a blatant rascist like Trump any day... I got my own dam back....

Belle Little
Belle Little

Lawrence Raheem Felton Neither the bigot Trump or Hillary will get my vote.

Lawrence Raheem Felton
Lawrence Raheem Felton

Good deal.... I'm voting and its the less of two evils.... Hillary2016... We need a women running this country anyway...

Erica Edgar
Erica Edgar

She keeps it next to her pack of newports \U0001f609

Belle Little
Belle Little

How can we turn "TexasBama" in "ArkanYorker"?

Stephen Scruggs
Stephen Scruggs

WHAT AN IMPRESSIVE LIST OF OBAMAS ACCOMPLISHMENTS First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner. First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in. First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States. First President to violate the War Powers Act. First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. First President to defy a Federal Judge’s court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law. First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party, a violation of the U.S. Constitution. First President to spend a trillion dollars on ‘shovel-ready’ jobs when there was no such thing as ‘shovel-ready’ jobs. First President to recommend changing our National Anthem as it portrays and promotes violence and is warlike in its theme. First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer Breakfast and activities. First President to initiate a Cash for Clunkers Program to clean up exhaust that adds to global warming, then extended it because it was so popular — wasting hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars. First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters. First President to bypass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat. First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions. First President to demand a company hand over $20 billion to one of his political appointees. First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space. First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present. First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it. First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases. First President to tell a major manufacturing company which state they are allowed to locate a factory in. First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN). First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago. First President to fire an inspector general of Americorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case. First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office. First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 90 to date. First President to pledge complete transparency while campaigning, then hide his medical, educational,and travel records. First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it. First President to go on multiple global ‘apology tours’. First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends; paid for by the taxpayer. First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife. First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense. First President to repeat the Holy Qur’an and tells us that the early morning Islamic call to worship is the most beautiful sound on earth. And you wonder why I'm behind Trump lmao.Get educated people!

Rhonda Chambers
Rhonda Chambers

You need to get educated and your butt whipped for posting that insane mess!

Stephen Scruggs
Stephen Scruggs

But seriously, the likes for this article are overwhelming. The dislikes are few. It's all about the numbers. Democrats have not helped the blacks for the past 50 years. Democrats started the KKK. Maybe there's a lesson to be learned there. Good luck, and vote your heart. I know we will.

Doretha Mansell Rollins
Doretha Mansell Rollins

Well if she didn't "pander" then she'd be accused of taking the votes for granted.... Dam she can't catch a break

Paula Dowell
Paula Dowell

Hey AJC could you put at least one negative Hillary out there??

Matt Villalobos
Matt Villalobos

I'd much rather she pander to black people as opposed to taking away their voting rights, incarcerating them at disproportionate rates, cutting their education, etc.

Belle Little
Belle Little

But wait she did that and will do it again! Definition of insanity is

Deborah Dotson
Deborah Dotson

she only panders till she gets her way than your a pos to her as usual-

Twena Perry
Twena Perry

So what if she loves hot sauce. What the fk.who cares stop being asss, for no reason.

Mattie Hill
Mattie Hill

She'll say anything to be elected. Hot sauce, really? She's not gonna do anything, none of them are, duh

Les Bouska
Les Bouska

She's on the record with this one several times. For several years now. It's old news.

Deborah Dotson
Deborah Dotson

who cares -hot sauce-really-? be hotter where she is going after benghazi-murdering witch

Dana Kling
Dana Kling

Do your research. She's been loving this stuff and on record for 30 years - to which someone will say she's been pandering since then. You know, like a politician.

Christopher Walsh O'Corry
Christopher Walsh O'Corry

She loves hot sauce. Are we really breaking everyone's feelings down to condiment level? Yeah.....the facts arent really offensive to logical, sane people. What people with twisted minds do with them in order to feel like there is something to get worked up about is disturbing. Guess which of those groups AJC panders to.

Christopher Walsh O'Corry
Christopher Walsh O'Corry

I don't even care for Hillary, but I do loathe the state of current "journalism" enough to defend her against something this stupid. Hot sauce is easier to spell than Benghazi, so I feel ya, whoever took the time to type this and run it as a "controversial issue" instead of the four dead Americans we forgot about because Hillary put her hands up and said "Oooopsieeeeees"

Carla Rhodes
Carla Rhodes

Tried telling black people she's racist. I hope they will vote for Trump now.

Lindsey Gregory
Lindsey Gregory

No "we" not be voting for Drumpf. It's been decided by the delegation.

Lucy Salazar
Lucy Salazar

Carla and John are just peddling that BS Republican propoganda. Miss me with that BS! I have news for you two: We're not the bumbling idiots you think we are! Keep holding your breath for that racist P.O.S. to win the presidency!

Diane Loupe
Diane Loupe

You think Trump isn't racist? He wants to build walls to keep brown people out. He wants to keep Muslims out. He gives not one F about black people, except to get their money.

Carla Rhodes
Carla Rhodes

OMG he wants illegals out like the rest of us! Yes, we need a wall to protect our borders. He doesn't want to keep Muslim's out he wants the "screening" to be longer. I don't know about you but it wasn't black people who caused 9-11 or the Boston Marathon bombings. If those people had proper back ground checks and screens they would have never made it into America! And he is the only one thus far that has mentioned helping our troops and veterans. Now correct me if I'm wrong but aren't some of those veterans and troops black and Mexican and lots of other races as well? Exactly how the hell is that racist?

Armstead Stephenie
Armstead Stephenie

Carla way ppl.will 4 that idiot but u an the rest of the Haters. Lol!!!

John Pate
John Pate

Carla Rhodes please stop trying to EDUCATE people with facts. They prefer to remain ignorant.

John Pate
John Pate

Armstead Stephenie please educate yourself on the real kind of person Hillary is. It only takes a couple of hours. Then and only then will you have an actual educated opinion.

Ray Calcagno
Ray Calcagno

Actually Trump said Mexicans in that tirade. He didn't say illegals. Then doubled down on it, trying to tie Mexicans to illegals then saying they are doing most of the raping. A basic fact check on rape statistics show that white people double the second place in rape statistics. He also stated in 1990 that he doesn't trust black men to count his money, but "short men wearing yamulkes". Aka racism.

Ray Calcagno
Ray Calcagno

And no. He stated he wants all Muslims banned, including U.S. civilians who left America, until fully screened and vetted. Our own citizens.

Ray Calcagno
Ray Calcagno

Cruz stated he wants police patrolling Muslim majority neighborhoods. Ya know like the British did to colonial settler that helped spark the Revolution. And we named that as a no-no specifically in the Constitution.

Darrin Kent
Darrin Kent

He has a great relationship with "the blacks". SMH

Twena Perry
Twena Perry

Carla stop it just stop talking. U sound like a fool.

John Pate
John Pate

Lucy Salazar thank you for showing your ignorance I'm not a Trump supporter either. So please educate yourself on the candidates before you vote.

Diane Loupe
Diane Loupe

When you try to claim you're not racist, but your defense includes the words "those people," you're part of the problem.