Angela Yee has taken free speech to new heights on her Sirius XM show “The Morning After with Angela Yee.” Born to an African American mother and a Chinese father, Angela has always been known to talk a lot. Growing up, her friends called her “The News.” If you ever needed to know anything, Ms.Yee was the person to ask. Now don’t get me wrong, Angela is not your typical gossip queen, this woman has majored in English at Wesleyan University and had goals of becoming a writer. But, in life you never know where you’re truly going to end up. On her ladder to success, Angela has worked for TVT, MTV, Wu-Tang management, clothing lines, and event planning. I believe that all of these personality driven occupations are a part of the reason why we now have this fearless, bold, but honest voice. I call her “The Pretty Truth.”
Mashonda: How did you get your start on satellite radio? How old were you?
Angela: I started 6 years ago, as Cipha Sounds co-host. It was really a test since I had never done radio before, and I can admit that I was pretty bad when I first started. I called Paul Rosenberg about an opening in the marketing department at Sirius, and he told me they were hiring a female for the morning show. He suggested I give it a shot. I really got thrown onto the show with no direction, but sometimes that’s good because you can create your own path, which I feel like I did. I was pretty raw and untrained, which works on satellite.
For people that have never tuned into Lip Service – what can they expect to hear?
Just imagine a group of women, whether they are video vixens, models, porn stars, artists, etc who get to discuss anything we want to talk about. Our listeners get to eavesdrop on the conversations that women have, and then when we have male guests on the show we grill them about the intimate details of their life— first love, favorite positions, and anything else with no holds barred.
Do you find that guys are a little scared to ask you out in fear of you embarrassing them?
Definitely, I’ve had several guys who are nervous to even be friends with me because they feel like my job means I’m going to put their business out there. Like, if you ask me out I’m going to talk about it on my show and we’ll all laugh at you. Part of my job is to make sure that people are comfortable and trust me, and I don’t ever want to embarrass anyone. On another note, guys are often also distracted by all the beautiful women I know and would often rather use me as a friend to get to them.
How do your parents feel about what you do, do they condone it?