Charlamagne Tha God: Taking Radio By Storm Fearlessly


Charlamagne Tha God is a host on the radio show “The Breakfast Club” on which he is notorious for asking questions that make guests fidget. When he interviewed Justin Bieber he told him that although making music with African rappers is good, spending time with them would get him into trouble. He then interviewed Lil Kim he asked her to explain why she needs so much plastic surgery when she was already beautiful. He went on to comment on an interview with Jay Z on the effect the death of Notorious BIG had on his career, wondering whether he would have been as successful with him alive.

But the interview that had everyone talking was the one with Kanye West who he referred to as Kanye Kardashian. Usually, Kanye West who is generally irritable around the press and takes offense at the slightest barb sat through the interview and even defended Charlamagne Tha God. He said that DJ Envy should allow him to talk because people want to hear him.

It was the morning of Kanye’s Concert at the Barclays Center and he sat through the interview squirming in his chair as Charlamagne went on to take shots at him and his music. He said that Kanyeś new album was not good and called him out on criticizing corporations then taking their endorsements and backing.

Video from the interview went viral and many people praised Charlamagne for being a hero. The interview was different from what people are used to as interviews are not generally mean to antagonize the interviewees. The interview could not have come at a better time as Charlamagne Tha God was to get his own late night talk show on MTV2 called “Charlamagne and Friends”.


About Charlamagne Tha God

Charlamagne Tha God is a co-host on The Breakfast Show on 105.1. His actual name is Lenard McKelvey and according to his father, he was a troublemaker who often needed harsh discipline. He was arrested 3 times and got back onto the straight and narrow. He got into night school and his radio career began with an internship at a radio in the neighborhood. Go To This Page for related information.

Charlamagne Tha God is also a writer and has a book titled “Black Privilege” which ranked sixth in the New York Times of bestselling hardback nonfiction on May 7 2017. Another book he has written is titled “Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks On Me”.


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