Charlamagne Declares Funkmaster Flex "Donkey Of The Day," Ebro Responds

The Breakfast Club host went in on the DJ for breaking his promise during last night's radio segment, and Hot 97's Ebro had a fiery reply.

A broken promise always hurts. But when its comes from a DJ who vowed to strike fans with the week's most highly-anticipated radio record, it stings.

Sadly, that is the current plight of Hot 97s DJ Funkmaster Flex, who has another smear across his name from Power 105.1's Charlamagne Tha God: a "Donkey Of The Day" title. This morning (July 28), the "Breakfast Club" host delivered a faux-heartfelt eulogy for Flex's career and credibility as church instrumentals rung in the background. Lining him up with other '80s icons who have slumped their legacies such as Bill Cosby and Hulk Hogan, Charlamagne booted the Bronx-bred DJ as just another disappointment after failing to deliver Meek Mill's counter attack to Drake.

"I want to thank you all for coming to celebrate the life of Aston George Taylor aka Pump Faker Flex aka Flex Hogan aka Funkmaster Flex," he recited. "Our childhood has been ruined because another '80s icon has proved that he's not who we thought he was all these years."

READ: The Diss Record Heard No Where: Twitter Reacts To Meek Mill’s Track That Never Arrived At Hot 97

He called Flex's failed radio stunt a "reach for ratings." Flex seemingly sided with Meek during the rapper's current spat with Drizzy. Baiting fans through a promise of the exclusive track, a supposed email from Meek was a no-show. When the wait was finally over, an angry social media mob took to Twitter to blast the Flex, creating an official petition to throw him from Hot 97's DJ throne. In what seemed like a lengthy bout of sarcasm, Flex flooded his own timeline with the steam from pissed off fans:

READ: Someone Started An Online Petition To Remove Funkmaster Flex From Hot 97

Meek played into the mockery too, rufflling a few feathers with the Twitter release of a 15-second faux-track titled "Beautiful Nightmare." Then Flex's team cued in on the Power 105.1 show's "Donkey" declaration, for some defensive commentary of their own. Ebro Darden of Hot 97's "Ebro In The Morning" made sure to clarify that Meek's absence on the show was not entirely Flex's fault, and had some choice words for the Breakfast Club  as well.

"We specifically were told that Meek Mill had something for Flex last night, and we waited. And waited,” he said. “And now y’all can go as hard as y’all want to go at Flex. We been through many wars here at Hot 97 before, nobody is afraid of y’all. Matter of fact, yo Breakfast Club, Imma deal with y’all later," Ebro affirmed. He made sure to add that Breakfast Club wouldn't be the station it is today if it weren't for H0t 97. "Your whole existence is based on coming on Hot 97 and talking about people here. Your entire existence. I don’t care how much money iHeart put behind y’all."

Since we've already got one rap feud on our hands, let's keep our fingers crossed that a radio war won't come of it either. Peep Charlamagne's Donkey Of The Day above and Hot 97's reply below:

 

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Their meeting steemed from the network's recent release of their predominately clear  team for the coverage of the 2020 presidential election. Comprised of 4 white producers, 5 white-passing reporters and 3 journalists of color, though the 2020 campaigns reporting staff does not have any black anchors.

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Waters, like other prominent speakers in the black community, have discussed their reluctance to embrace the staff citing issues with who will tackle the roles that racism will play in elections and the role racism has been playing in the United States. Taking the issues directly to the source, the congresswomen had a discussion with the higher up's to talk redirection.

“The CBS representatives accepted full responsibility and understood the troubling optics-- and subsequent public backlash -- that occurred as a result of the rollout of their 2020 presidential election team. CBS admitted that the initial 2020 campaign team did not reflect the diversity that the company had committed to; assured me that it will not happen again; and revealed that in the coming months they will unveil a more diverse and inclusive slate of African American journalists and journalists from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences,"  Waters said in a press statement.

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The 43rd district representative has vowed to hold CBS accountable for their diversity issues and is dedicated to working alongside her colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus.

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"Oh! Oh! Wow!” Nokia says while playing the two songs back-to-back on her Instagram page. “Does that sound familiar to you, because that sounds really familiar to me!"

She later point out that her song "Mine" off of her 2017 project 1992 Deluxe is written for a different demographic that the majority of Grande's fans.

"Oh my god. Ain’t ["Mine"] the little song I made about brown women and their hair? Hmm… sounds about white," Nokia continues. "7 Rings" features an interpolation of The Sound Of Music's "My Favorite Things," and features a flow reminiscent of Soulja Boy's "Pretty Boy Swag." However, the similarities between Nokia's "Mine" and Grande's new song are indeed striking, specifically the cadence for the repeated lines ("it's mine, I bought it" for Nokia and "I want it, I got it" for Ari), as well as the flow for the pre-chorus.

Grande hasn't commented on the allegations, however, Twitter users are jumping to Nokia's defense.

"@ArianaGrande when you heard Mine by Princess Nokia did you listen to the words telling you not to appropriate or were just plotting on how else you can capitalize on black culture and grabbed the beat with no credit," one user wrote.

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