Charlamagne Holds His Own Against Conservative Tomi Lahren During Heated Black Panther Party Debate
Blaze TV Host Tomi Lahren didn’t take kindly to Power 105.1’s Charlamagne Tha God giving her his infamous “Donkey of The Day” title due to her comments after Beyonce’s Super Bow 50 halftime show.
“Your husband was a drug dealer. For 14 years he sold crack cocaine. Talk about protecting Black neighborhoods, start at home,” the conservative talk show host said.
After making her comments and a few others, Lahren received the wrath of the Beyhive as well as Charlamagne, so in an attempt to gain insight as to why she earned the title and debate other hot topics, the 23-year-old host invited the talking head onto her show.
“Alright Charlamagne, please tell me, why was I your Donkey of The Day?” Lahren asked.
“Donkey of the Day is a segment designed to give people the credit they deserve for being stupid,” Charlamagne, real name Lenard McKelvey said. “I think at times we’re all stupid to certain situations, especially if we don’t have all the information.”
For nearly 20 minutes Charlamagne and Lahren debated issues such as the meaning behind the Black Panther Party and why it was established, the Black Lives Matter movement, and police brutality in America. Charlamagne, often known for his jokes and getting under the skin of many, astutely held his own against the right-wing talk show host.
“I think about the quote that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr said when he said ‘An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’ As an American, we’ve been seeing the different injustices that have been happening with the police an unarmed Americans in America. For Beyonce to speak out against that and have a video where in the video she’s saying ‘stop shooting us’ I don’t see how anybody could have a problem with that. Like, if you have a problem with Beyonce saying stop shooting us, then that must mean you agree with them shooting us.”
Lahren then interjected and clarified her issue isn’t with Beyonce’s new single and video Her gripe is with her Super Bowl performance in which she paid homage to the Black Panther Party.
“See Charlamagne, that’s the problem here. My final thoughts weren’t about her music or her music video. She’s an artist she’s an entitled to that. My final thoughts were about her Super Bowl performance and the salute to the Black Panthers which was a group in response to Martin Luther King’s nonviolent, peaceful movement. That’s what I took issue with. It’s not her music video or her lyrics, it’s that sentiment that was made at the Super Bowl that got under my skin.” Lahren said.
Check out Charlamagne’s response to comments and watch the debate unfold.