Author, activist, comedian and all around bad mothaf–er Dick Gregory stopped by Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club to school DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God on a few things, as well as to provide some well needed LOLs to chase the Monday blues away.
The 83-year-old spoke candidly on a bevy of topics including President Barack Obama and how privileged he thinks white Americans are that he became the first African-American president.
“They get a behaved negro,” Gregory said. “He don’t raise his voice. He ain’t never called them a honkey You understand what I’m saying? Can you imagine how lucky they are.”
Gregory, who ran for president in 1968, says had he won the election, his decorum wouldn’t be so polished.
“Had I won, first thing I would do is dig up that Rose Garden and plant me a Watermelon patch,” Gregory said. “And it would be no more state dinners, but Watermelon lunches. We’d eat Watermelon and spit the seeds on Pennsylvania Avenue.”
Angela Yee then probed Gregory about his thoughts regarding the success of Republican G.O.P frontrunner Donald Trump.
“What would you do if Donald Trump became president,” Yee asked.
“In America, anything is possible because we don’t run nothing,” Gregory relied.
The talking heads allowed the Civil Rights activist to speak freely on a plethora of topics including the missing 1.5 million black men, Thurgood Marshall allegedly being a government spy and debunking the legacy of famed writer and journalist Alex Haley who wrote the forward to Malcolm X’s autobiography.
Check out the almost 90 minute interview with Gregory in which he holds nothing back.