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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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Veteran hip-hop DJ Angie Martinez was seriously injured in a recent car accident, she revealed on social media yesterday (Nov. 4). The Power 105.1 host said she suffered a fractured lumbar and shattered vertebrae and will be taking an extended amount of time to recover, although she did not reveal other details.

“I’ve always believed in angels and mine was with me the other morning. I was in a severe car accident and sustained a fractured lumbar and shattered vertebrae,” Martinez — pictured above with Mary J. Blige in 2017 — wrote in the posts. “I’m recovering and will be for some time, but I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to do that. Wanted you all to hear it from me first and know that although this is a different time, I am in the best spirits possible and determined to be back and better than ever! God Bless and I deeply appreciate all the love and prayers.”

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— Angie Martinez (@angiemartinez) November 4, 2019

This accident comes weeks after Martinez’s TV series “Untold Stories of Hip-Hop,” premiered on WeTV. Guests on the show have included Cardi B, DJ Khaled, A$AP Rocky and others.

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Naturi Naughton On 'Power' Season 6: 'Everybody's Not Going To Live'

Power fans expressed great sadness when the Starz network announced the forthcoming sixth season would be the show's last. With an August 2019 air date, fans can only wait and see who will make it out alive of the treacherous big rich town.

In support of the last hurrah, Naturi Naughton and Joseph Sikora stopped by The Breakfast Club Wednesday (May 15) to talk about the magnitude of the show despite its humble beginnings.

"When we first started, we were eight episodes. We still shoot in Brooklyn and people were like 'Power? Never heard of it. Starz? What network is that?'...Starz has now become a leading cable premium network and we have over 10 million views across all platforms."

Naughton, 35, also said while traveling to Africa she was greeted with fanfare from those who watch the show overseas. "Oh, Mrs. Ghost. Tasha! Tasha! We love you' I have never felt so much love in my experience there,' " Naughton recalled.

When asked which of the actors takes a while to remove themselves from their role, both agreed Omari Hardwick needs a minute to divorce himself from Ghost/James St. Patrick.

"Omari, admittedly, and I think he's talked a lot about that in interviews. Unlike Naturi and I, we're not as method as he is. I do a lot of the homework for Tommy at home and bring that to the set, whereas Omari needs to kind of stay in the realm of the character Ghost," Sikora 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."

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