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Hulk Hogan Racist Recording

Jul. 28 2015, Published 7:15 a.m. ET

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Hulk Hogan's racism scandal has imploded his professional and personal lives. Click through RadarOnline.com's gallery to find out how his secretly recorded rant ruined his life and continues to play out.

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Hulk Hogan Racist Recording

Grand Opening Of Hogans Beach Shop

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RadarOnline.com broke the news first that Hulk Hogan was caught in a shocking recording making racist comments about his daughter's love interest and about black people in general. 

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Hulk Hogan’s Hulkamania Tour Hits Perth

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"I mean, I don't have double standards. I mean, I am a racist, to a point, f*cking n*ggers," Hogan blasted.

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Brooke Hogan with boyfriend Stack$ on South Beach

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Hogan was unhappy with his daughter's dating choices, saying that she was making "bad decisions," while adding that he wouldn't mind her boyfriend's race if he was a professional athlete. "I mean, I'd rather if she was going to f*ck some n*gger, I'd rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n*gger worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player!"

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Brooke Hogan with boyfriend Stack$ on South Beach

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"I guess we're all a little racist," Hogan said. "Fucking n*gger."

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INF – 2015 SeriousFun Children’s Network Gala

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Radar also revealed that Hogan took out his anger on Jamie Foxx in the recording. Hogan complained to a sex partner how a "billionaire black guy" who bankrolled Brooke's fledgling music career recruited Foxx to sing on one of her tracks.

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Jamie Foxx performs and parties at Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas on July 11

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"Fucking n*gger… he had Jamie Foxx coming in on the 22nd track," Hogan sniped, according to a transcript of the expletive laden rant provided to Radar. 

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Hogan's Beach, Hulk Hogan's namesake restaurant in Tampa Bay, distanced itself from the wrestler in the wake of the scandal

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WWE Legends The Rock, Hulk Hogan and Steve Austin appear at Wrestlemania 30

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Hogan's Beach manager, Nick, told Radar, "The restaurant has nothing to do with the comments made by Hulk Hogan. We are open for business, and we welcome and serve everyone." The manager added Hulk had not been in the restaurant, "for a very long time."

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Hogan's employer, WWE, canned Hogan in response to his comments, which came to light during Radar's investigation.

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Nick Hogan and Family at Pinellas County Courthouse

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"WWE terminated its contract with Terry Bollea Hulk Hogan," the company told Radar. "WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide." 

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Hulk Hogan And Linda Bollea Divorce Hearing

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Hogan quickly released a statement following the release of his racist diatribe.

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MTV TRL With Amanda Bynes And Hulk Hogan

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"There is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done it," Hogan groveled, stressing "this not who I am" and insisting "very strongly that every person in the world is important and should not be treated differently based on race, gender, orientation, religious beliefs or otherwise."

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Hulk Hogan cuts an imposing figure as he arrives at LAX Airport in Los Angeles, Ca wearing a t-shirt that says here for a Good Time Not A Long Time

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Hogan added: "I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs."

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Brooke Hogan Portrait Unveiling At Women In Cages Exhibit

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Hogan's daughter, Brooke, took to Facebook to defend her beleaguered father with a poem in the wake of the scandal.

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Brooke Hogan and Hulk Hogan

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Some of Brook's heartfelt lines include:

If you knew the dad I knew,

you'd know his tender heart.

He'd never want to hurt his fans,

or family from the start.

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Brooke Hogan Video Shoot

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Hogan's ex-wife Linda, who filed for divorce from the wrestler in 2007, wants nothing to do with her ex. "Hulk's statements do not involve Linda," a source told Radar, "nor does Linda agree with such statements or beliefs."

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