Charlamagne Tha God, who serves as one-third of the hit radio program “The Breakfast Club,” recently released his first book titled “Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It.” To promote his latest passage, the Uncommon Sense creator appeared on daytime television shows like The View, and most recently, “The Elvis Duran Show.”
While the South Carolina native was on the longstanding radio program, he dished on his career, on Drake’s gesture and that infamous Floyd Mayweather audio. In 2014, “The Breakfast Club” aired footage of the retired boxer’s attempt at reading promotional clips for Power 105.1. Listeners swiftly reacted to the airing, some poking fun at Mayweather while others defended him.
“Everybody in the studio was like, ‘No! Don’t play these!’ and I was like, ‘No! We’re playing them! We need the ratings. We need the numbers! Elvis is kicking our a**! Let’s do it!’ and I played it,” Charlamagne said. “I immediately felt bad for it. I didn’t get reprimanded for it, I didn’t get in trouble, and nobody pressed me in the street. I felt bad.”
The 36-year-old also shared his thoughts on viewing radio personalities as “public servants.”
“I feel like we’re the original social media before when people wanted to get things off their chest, and they wanted to talk about things that were going on in their community they would call the radio,” he said. “We’re the original Catfish, by the way, because none of us look how we sound. I feel like we’re here to uplift people and empower people.”