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Charlamagne Tha God Says The Mental Health Stigma Is Due To A Lack Of Information

“It’s hard to get help when you’re still in the middle of the hurt."

Charlamagne Tha God is knee-deep in promotion for his second book Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks On Me. The radio host and New York Times bestselling author writes candidly about his own anxiety and PTSD that stems from growing up in Monks Corner, South Carolina and his success as a radio and television personality.

The 40-year-old father of three sat with The Hill Monday (Oct. 29) and said the reason mental health isn't discussed in the black community is because it's viewed as weakness.

"I think that we think there’s something wrong with therapy which is so weird because…you don’t have no problem if you’re out of shape, going to the gym,” he said.

The Black Privilege author also revealed his mother sought therapy, but she didn't tell anyone.

“My mom was going to therapy in 1998 when her and my father got a divorce – I didn’t know that until this year when I started to tell her about me going to therapy and then she’s like ‘you know I went back in 1998 and I’m like ‘you could have told me that 20 years ago…it might’ve helped me to realize that there’s a whole other resource out there,’ Charlamagne said.

However, The Breakfast Club co-host said he understands how difficult it is to seek help.

“It’s hard to get help when you’re still in the middle of the hurt – If you’re still in the hood, if you’re still in these bad situations, it’s hard to see yourself on the outside,” he said.

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Charlamagne Tha God Makes Kevin Hunter "Donkey Of The Day"

Charlamagne Tha God let the choppa fly Wednesday morning (April 16) when he crowned Kevin Hunter, Wendy Williams' soon to be ex-husband and manager "Donkey of The Day."

The Power 105.1 host and Hunter were once comrades, but their friendship ended when Hunter allegedly grew irate Charlamagne played matchmaker with his longtime friend Wax and his then-mistress now the mother of his newborn daughter, Sharina Hudson.

"Think about that. Big grown-ass married negro from Brownsville, Brooklyn, supposed to be some thorough-ass hood dude upset because he thinks I'm trying to hook his side chick up with my homeboy. Does that not make him a Grade A sucker?" Charlamagne questioned.

The two-time bestselling author was once Williams' protege and in his nearly 13 minute-rant against Hunter, he expressed empathy for the talk-show host. "The reason why I've never had smoke for Wendy is that number one: I feel sorry for her. She was an abused woman on various levels," Charlamagne said.

Charlemagne spoke about the several attempts Hunter allegedly made to destroy his career, including promoting last year's narrative he supposedly raped a woman in South Carolin. The 2001 criminal sexual conduct charge was later dismissed after the radio host provided a DNA sample.

"There are only two people on this planet that I don't give a damn about, and Kevin Hunter is one of them."

Charlamagne was in rare petty form while delivering his stinging rant, and said his divorce after 21 years of marriage is the universe's response to his behavior.

"Kevin you so busy trying to curse others you end up cursing yourself. Did you really think you could go around treating people the way you treat them and not suffer any consequence from the universe all these years? The sad part is you treat everybody like doo-doo, but the one person you treat like doo-doo that you should never treat like doo-doo is your soon-to-be ex-wife.

"Bro, you are nothing without her."

After also crowning Hunter Doo-Doo Brown, Charlamagne predicted all that he dished out to Wendy would come back via Sharina Hudson.

"It's only a matter of time before Sharina leaves you. Don't think she's staying around. Whatever you get from Wendy, Sharina is going to get a bunch of that from child support. Oh, wait for it. It's coming. The same thing you did to Wendy, Sharina's going to do to you with another man. Guaranteed."

Watch Charla's "Donkey of The Day" below.

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Charlamagne Tha God Crowns Kodak Black Donkey Of The Day

Kodak Black received many digital eye rolls and deep sighs over the weekend due to abhorrent comments made about Lauren London, prompting Power 105.1's Charlamagne Tha God to crown the Florida rapper "Donkey of The Day."

At the onset of his eight-minute diatribe, the Shook One author admitted his bewilderment as to what angers most people and the inconsistency in the outrage toward Black's troll behavior.

"I'm confused at what pisses people off nowadays because I've watched Kodak Black disrespect dark-skinned women, Young MA, so the outrage over these comments he made about Lauren London seemed a little odd to me. I understand the circumstances because of the murder of the late great Nipsey Hussle...but I just want people to be consistent in what we tolerate in our culture because we never are. There is never a set standard."

On Saturday, (April 6) Kodak Black took to Instagram Live stating he'd wait a year before trying to date Lauren London, which merited backlash and caused T.I. and The Game to respond. Charlamagne insisted the predatory comments were on brand for men like him. However, he noted Black has consistently disrespected women, but the culture is inconsistent in its defense of women.

"Kodak Black is always saying disrespectful stuff in regards to women, just like a majority of the culture is always saying disrespectful stuff to women. Now, if we are at the point where we aren't tolerating this from anyone anymore, great! I'm all for that, but this isn't about what's right it's about what's popular and there's not a more popular topic in hip hop and in the world right now then Nipsey Hussle," Charlamagne said.

Playing a recording of Tip and The Game's response, Charlamagne noted the hypocrisy in both men coming to London's defense

"We can't act like we are mad at Kodak for disrespecting Lauren. You're mad at Kodak for disrespecting Nipsey, and I understand that but where is all this outrage when women are being disrespected, period?" Charlamagne questioned.

"The OGs have to know that the youth learn from them whether directly or indirectly. The Game checked Kodak but didn't earlier this year he put out snippets of a song smashing other people's wives? Don't you think it's hypocritical talking about getting with someone's wife when you made a whole song about it? Just because you don't like Kanye or Joe Budden doesn't mean its cool for Game to smash their wives. I just want us to be consistent when it comes to what we tolerate or don't tolerate."

Charlamagne ended his rant the way he does all Donkey of The Day spiels and gave Black the biggest hee-haw. Check out the whole video below.

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Charlamagne Tha God Calls Jussie Smollett A Clout Chaser In DOTD Roast

Thursday morning, (Feb. 21) Jussie Smollett turned himself into police after evidence proved the hate crime, in which he alleged to have been beaten by two MAGA hat wearing men as they hurled racial and homophobic slurs at him, was a lie.

After weeks of gaining support from some of entertainment's biggest names, news of Smollett's orchestrated attack disappointed many. The Breakfast Club co-host Charlamagne Tha God took Smollett to task and dubbed the Empire actor "Donkey of The Day" for his lies and deceit despite admitting he had doubts from the beginning.

"I gave him the benefit of the doubt because he's a black man and why wouldn't I believe a black man who tells me he's been the victim of a hate crime? Why wouldn't I believe a gay man who tells me he's the victim of hate crime?" the ShookOne author said.

Throughout the roast, Charlamagne played clips of Jussie speaking from index cards during his Los Angeles show shortly after the alleged attack, and his sit down with Robin Roberts. However, Charlamagne said Jussie dropped clues about his lie during both public appearances.

"We all should've known Jussie Lyon was lying when he went on Good Morning America and was more upset people didn't believe him, rather than him being upset about the crime that allegedly happened to him," he said.

Charlamagne sums up Smollett's actions simply on his desire not just for attention, but to also be a martyr.

"Now I know, the magic question everyone is asking is why? Why would he make something like this up? He wanted to be the gay Tupac. Jussie Lyon wanted to be a martyr," Charlamagne said.

"He wanted to be a symbol of someone who stood up against hate in America. He wanted the same admiration you see Kaepernick getting for taking a knee for black people. He wanted the attention that Meek is getting for standing for the rights of those in prison. Jussie Lyon wanted to be the gay Tupac."

 

 

 

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