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Charlamagne is catching heat for calling Florida Governor Ron DeSantis a "genius" after he flew 50 illegal immigrants to Martha's Vineyard.

DeSantis sent a statement to NPR confirming the 2 planeloads of immigrants were sent by him to a so-called "sanctuary city".

However, Martha's Vineyard, where the Obamas own an $11.7 million mansion, cried foul and called in the National Guard to quickly relocate the immigrants.

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Charlamagne hosted a panel including lifelong Democrats Angela Rye, Malcolm Gladwell, and Roy Wood, Jr. on his late-night talk show "Hell of a Week" to discuss "immigration stunts."

Charlamagne said Republican governors "upped the game" by flying illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities after the Democrats shipped immigrants to their states for years.

"Well, just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis upped the game by sending 2 planefuls of immigrants to the East Coast elite's favorite vacation island Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. I personally think it's genius."

He added that he wished DeSantis and other GOP governors would give sanctuary cities more of a heads up, "Because then that would expose the hypocrisy of the Democrats, which is they don't want immigrants here either."

Question: Should only Democrats be allowed to ship illegal immigrants around the country?

Watch the video below.

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Radio host Charlamagne (L) defended stand-up comedians Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears after a woman filed a lawsuit against them last week.

The woman, identified in the complaint as Jane Doe, 22, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County last Tuesday individually and on behalf of her minor brother John Doe, now 15.

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The suit accuses Haddish, 42, and Spears, 47, of "intentional infliction of emotional distress, gross negligence, sexual battery, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse of a minor"

On Tuesday's edition of Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 FM, co-host Charlamagne defended the pair, saying their "old content" was "the norm" in another era.

"At some point, we have to collectively have a conversation about old content," he said. "Because you have older people who don't remember that, sadly, jokes like this - content like this - was pretty much the norm."

He continued:

"And then you have younger people who can't believe content like this ever existed. But it did, and at some point we have to have a convo [sic] about it. Because if you was creating content in a certain era - which wasn't too long ago - oh my God, this could happen to you."

Charlamagne didn't provide any examples of comedy sketches in the modern era, or any era, that compares to Haddish and Spears sexually abusing a 7-year-old male child.

Commenters were confused and offended by Charlamgne's comments.

One commenter wrote:

"Charlamagne's response to Tiff and Aries' situation is insane. There's a difference between dark humor and physically rubbing oil on a lil boy's body, spreading his legs, etc and traumatizing him for life. On top of that, she LIED about the use of the sketches. Tellin' that boy mom it's for Nickelodeon. Smh. CTG needa go touch some grass."

Another person wrote:

"I'm confused.. when has child pornography and pedophilia been humorous? This has never been something that production companies backed, nor should they. Charlemagne is all over the place."

While a third person wrote:

"The Aries spears part of the story was definitely played down here. If y’all saw the sketch, you know what I’m talking about. But the biggest, most disturbing part was the sketch the little boy was in that was just overly sexual and supposedly the boy was crying and begging to leave and they cut the filming there so he could go home because he made such a big fuss. IM JUST SAYING, the story with Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears is downplayed significantly."


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Angela Yee announced the apparent cancellation of The Breakfast Club, Power 105.1's popular morning radio show in New York City.

Yee, 46, tweeted on Tuesday, "The breakfast club as you know it is officially over," about 15 minutes after her cryptic tweet: "GOD is good!"

Yee didn't give any explanation for her tweets, which prompted her followers to speculate that the show's aging hosts are being replaced with younger, fresher faces.

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Yee co-hosted the long-running morning show with DJ Envy (left) and Charlamagne (right), both 44.

According to Neilsen data, The Breakfast Club pulls in 8 million listeners each month, but the radio station's audience demographic skews much younger than the co-hosts.

There has been talk for years that The Breakfast Club's co-hosts were out of touch with their audience.

Then came damaging rape rumors involving Charlamagne and a teenage girl from his past. His problematic views on Black women caused many listeners to tune out.

Charlamagne rode out the controversies and was rewarded with his own late night talk show on Comedy Central that still hasn't found an audience.

His "Charlamagne & Friends" talk show was canceled after one season.

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Aspiring rapper YK Osiris vigorously denies rumors that he is rap mogul Sean Combs' boy toy.

During a recent appearance on The Breakfast Club radio show, YK was asked about the craziest rumor he’d heard about himself.

After stuttering, Osiris refused to answer. That's when DJ Envy reminded him: "You and Diddy. You and Diddy. They say you and Diddy..."

The 23-year-old aspiring rapper jumped out of his chair, laughing.

"They said that he was Diddy's boy toy," Envy said to Charlamagne. "What?!" Angela Yee exclaimed.

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"[They say] I was in Jamaica with him," YK explained while Charlamagne Googled the story.

"Oh, I see it now," Charlamagne said. He then read the headline out loud: "YK Osiris in Jamaica with his alleged boo Diddy."

An embarrassed YK said, "I don't know what happened about that. Yeah, I heard it, but, it be crazy little talk and stuff ... I ain't worried about it ... A lot of people don't care about that," YK said.

YK admitted he was in Jamaica - but not with the 52-year-old rap mogul. He said he was in Jamaica with "a shorty." He said Combs was in Jamaica, but he was in a whole different area of the island.

"They just made that up!" said YK, laughing.

YK then said the most money he'd ever spent on a woman was $100,000. He also explained his prior statement that a woman should never pay her own bills.

"I don't want no woman paying for no bills, like my utilities in my house? No, you not paying for that," he said, adding that a man should cover a woman's essentials such as hair and nails - "unless you want another man to pay for it..."

Watch the video below.

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Lenard McKelvey, better known as Charlamagne tha god, was grilled by a TV host about his troubling confrontations with Black women.

Charlamagne was a guest on Ziwe's late-night talk show on Showtime. She grilled him about his problematic views toward Back women.

Charlamagne revamped his image after a Black woman accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager.

Thanks to his friends in high places, The Breakfast Club co-host was not charged.

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Ziwe put Charlamagne on defense by asking him: "So, you've had beefs with Lil Mama, Monique, Cassie, Azaelia Banks, your own co-host Angela Yee, the list goes on and on and on and on..."

Charlamagne interrupted her: "Beefs is a strong word."

"You've maligned Black women," Ziwe continued. "So, why do you hate Black women exactly?"

The radio host assured Ziwe that he "loves Black women," but he acknowledged that he has faced challenges respecting Black women.

Ziwe concluded by asking Charlamagne to look into the camera and pledge to donate 100% of his salary to Black women reparations. He declined, but he claims he helps Black women earn money through various grants.

He also mentioned that he is married to a long-suffering Black woman and has four daughters.

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Megan Thee Scholar is influencing young stars to elevate themselves and take more responsibility for their public image.

The 26-year-old rapper, who was born Megan Pete, graduated summa cum laude from TSU university over the weekend.

Other stars who look up to Megan -- including Chloe Bailey -- are taking stock of their own public image -- and making changes.

Chloe sat down with Charlamagne the god to explain why she erased her provocative lollipop video from Twitter.

In the video, Chloe wore sexy lingerie, licked a lollipop seductively, and thanked her fans for supporting her career.

Th 23-year-old singer said she is a grown woman now and she should take more responsibility for how she's perceived.

She said the reactions to her video didn't affect her at first.

"You know, honestly in the beginning it didn't affect me. I'm human. Of course, it affects me sometimes. But the reason why I deleted it, wasn't because of what people were saying. It's just -- I didn't want people just going to my page and just seeing that. Social media is whatever. I'm 23, I'm a grown woman. And I think it's so cool how we can find ourselves. And I'm finding myself right now and figuring out what serves me best. I'm just doing it under a microscope while all of you all get to do it without everyone watching."

Chloe is one half of the singing duo Chloe and Halle. The sisters are best known for being Beyonce's proteges.


The fallout continues for "Sicko Mode" rapper Travis Scott as more brands distance themselves from him.

Scott had hoped his sit-down interview with Charlamagne the god last week would bring comfort and healing to the families of the victims who died or were injured at his Astroworld Festival.

But Scott's first interview since his Astroworld catastrophe only angered his victims' loved ones.

Coachella organizers announced the troubled rapper will not grace the stage in 2022. And Anheuser-Busch canceled his spiked CACTI seltzers, which have been in stores for less than a year.

The city of Indio announced Coachella axed Scott's planned performance next year. The decision comes after an online petition garnered more than 75,000 signatures.

And Anheuser-Busch deleted the CACTI seltzer brand's social media accounts on Instagram and Twitter.

In a statement, Anheuser-Busch said the brand's fans would understand the decision to torpedo Scott's seltzer drinks.

"After careful evaluation, we have decided to stop all production and brand development of CACTI Agave Spiked Seltzer. We believe brand fans will understand and respect this decision," a spokesperson for the company said in a statement, per AdAge.

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DJ Envy and Charlamagne trashed Kanye West's DONDA album during Monday's "Rumor Report" on "The Breakfast Club" radio show.

During the segment, Charlamagne called the 27-track album "lackluster," "exhausting," and "dated."

"I listened to it yesterday. I don't know if it's lackluster or too long, maybe both. Upon first listen, for me, it was kind of lackluster and long. An hour and 48 minutes is nuts. Even without all the part twos on there, it's just still too long and it gets exhausting. And the music, to me, sounds kind of dated."

DJ Envy went further, admonishing Kanye's "clown" behavior and criticizing the entire DONDA album rollout as "a circus."

Envy also chastised Kanye's handlers, particularly his groupie manager, Bu Thiam, and rapper Pusha T for not holding Kanye accountable for his behavior.

"Kanye is a clown," DJ Envy said.

"He is a clown and a circus. He is a clown and circus, and I'm ashamed of the people around him -- Bu, Free, Pusha, Monopoly... he is a clown. And if you don't get your guy together -- like Charlamagne said seven years ago, when he came up here and said, 'The people around you don't love you.' And Kanye, the people around you don't love you. You are a clown."

Watch the video segment below.

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Radio host Charlamagne has apologized to former NBA player Kwame Brown for slandering his family.

Brown called out The Breakfast Club host for his past rapey behavior involving young girls.

Brown roasted Charlamagne in a YouTube video after Charlamagne told listeners to "leave Kwame Brown alone" because of a violent incident involving Brown's father who was accused of killing his girlfriend with an axe.

He apologized to Brown and his family for "unintentionally triggering trauma."

"I want to apologize to Kwame Brown and Kwame Brown's family. I want to apologize to his father Bill Brown and the family of Bill Brown," he said after giving himself "Donkey Of The Day."

"Last week on the radio, in my attempt to defend a Charleston, South Carolina brother like myself, I revealed too much information about that man's family," he said.

"Some things just don't need to be said on the radio and they definitely don't need to be said by me. When I look back on the way I communicated that, I communicated it all wrong. And I unintentionally triggered trauma in a lot of folks I grew up with who I genuinely love. I'm sure I caused a lot of pain for not only Kwame Brown, but his family, especially his family in my hometown of Moncks Corner, South Carolina. You know how I know? Because I spoke to them."

Brown had previously called Charlamagne a "rapist" and "rape case guy that actually pled guilty and got away with it."

Charlamagne reportedly had his attorney send a cease-and-desist to Brown.

Listen to Charlamagne's apology below.

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Former NBA player Kwame Brown called out NYC radio host Charlamagne for his past rapey behavior involving young girls.

Brown put Charlamagne on blast after previously targeting retired NBA star Matt Barnes last week.

Brown was annoyed after Charlamagne told The Breakfast Club listeners to "leave Kwame Brown alone" because of a violent incident involving Brown's father who was accused of killing his girlfriend with an axe.

"I'm saying all that to say, leave Kwame alone. That man has been quiet for 20 years, he don't bother nobody. Clearly all that 'he's a bust up' gets to him. You don't know what people are going through or have been through."

Brown was displeased by Charlamagne's comments. He launched into a "meet me outside" rant, and reminded his viewers of Charlamagne's rapey history.

"Rapist, Charlemagne Tha God. Rape case guy that actually pled guilty and got away with it. We gon' find that girl you raped, punk. Allegedly. Matter of fact, we ain't gotta say allegedly ’cause you on the docket, b**ch."

Brown urged radio co-host Angela Yee and other famous Black women to "unfollow this son of a b*tch."

"Why would you let that man sit across from you knowing what he did to that woman? Why is he still on a national radio show?

"Why is he still on a national radio show? I thought it was love all women or am I absolutely right that it's 'pick me(s)', and if it's the m'fer you go eat lunch with or the m'fer you follow on instagram that you like, a punk b**ch can brag and dominate a woman then sit there and talk about it in an interview, further mentally f'n up this lady."

"Dis n***a has a lot, a lot, a lot of famous black women that's his friend. I'm going to expect you women to unfollow this son of a b**ch. Are y'all supporting his behavior? Why do Charlamagne Tha God get a pass for what he did?"

Wendy Williams' ex-husband Kevin Hunter, who has a vendetta against Charlamagne, added his two cents:

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"The Breakfast Club" co-host Rashawn "DJ Envy" Casey is under attack for comments he made regarding the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant.

Ma'Khia was gunned down by a Columbus, Ohio police officer on April 20 when she attempted to stab a woman during a fight over an unmade bed at a foster group home.

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DJ Envy chose the side of reason and facts during a debate with co-host Charlamagne the god, who allowed anger to rule his emotions.

After the show, Black Twitter went into a frenzy, attacking DJ Envy and calling him a sellout.

"I understand people are upset and they have the right to be — but what I don't like is this cancel culture, when they try to cancel somebody for an opinion," DJ Envy tells Page Six.

"It doesn't hurt me ... because people are mad about what's going on and I'm mad and upset as well. But I know who's on my side and who's not. I know who tries to help the community and who doesn't. We sit here and raise money every year for organizations that fight against this. I help our community with financial freedom and learning about buying their own homes, and their own investment properties. So people can have financial freedom so they can use their own money."

"Every case is different," Envy told Page Six. "And in this case, if I pull up to a scene and see a girl chasing another girl about to stab a girl, my job as a police officer is to make sure that girl doesn't get killed. And the law allows me to stop that killing or that stabbing by any means necessary. That's what the law allows me to do, on both sides.

"The whole situation is tragic and it's sad because that system failed that young lady. The fact that she's out there fighting at 16 with a grown woman. The fact that the older man seen in the video would rather kick the girl on the ground and join the fight instead of stopping the fight, all these things come together and the system failed that girl and it is sad."

He added, "Everybody's saying [the police] shoot first, but he possibly saved that [other girl's] life ... if she would've stabbed her who knows if she would've lived. She could have got cut in the throat, in the face, we just don’t know what could happen."

DJ Envy is the son of a retired NYPD cop, and a victim of police harassment. He said he "has experienced with both sides of the spectrum."

Watch video of DJ Envy and Charlamagne's debate below.

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DJ Envy and Charlamagne tha god got into a heated exchange Friday over the shooting death of Ma'Khia Bryant at the hands of Columbus police.

The Breakfast Club co-hosts disagreed whether the shooting was justified.

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"I stand on the fact that I think [the four shots] was excessive, and I do not think that young girl should be dead today," said Charlamagne. "Even if this is one that's legally justified, sadly it doesn't mean it's right. Because police have shown us over and over that when it comes to Black people, the only way they deal with us is fatal force."

But his co-host DJ Envy disagreed. Envy argued that the cop had seconds to react when he saw a woman armed with a knife lunging at an unarmed woman.

"If they would'a shot her in the foot, who's to say that she still couldn't stab the young girl," Envy said.

DJ Envy also disagreed with Charlamagne that four shots were excessive.

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"Everybody sees one side," DJ Envy said, "but now think about the other side. Think about, that was your daughter about to be stabbed. You want them to dead... and stop the person from doing that."

But Charlamagne referred to previous cases of excessive force as examples that cops have an agenda to kill Black people.

However, DJ Envy reoriented Charlamagne to the reality that hundreds of thousands of incidents occur annually between police and Black people that don't end in bloodshed.

Watch the video below.

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Former President Barack Obama was a guest on the Breakfast Club radio show in New York City on Wednesday.

Co-host Charlamagne tha god put Obama on the spot, asking him why he didn't do more for Black people in his 8 years in office.

Co-host DJ Envy also pressed Obama to explain why he uplifted LGBT+ people while Black people didn't receive any tangibles.

Obama said, "Look, I'm just trying to sell books." Just kidding. He didn't say that. But he may as well have.

Obama said he was confident that he did more for Black people than current President Donald Trump. He said he just didn't go around bragging about what he did.

He also blamed Republicans for blocking his attempts to do something for Black people. But Democrats held the majority in both the House and the Senate in Obama's first 2 years in office.

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New York radio host Charlamagne the god claims Kanye West is in debt to Big Sean, an artist on his G.O.O.D. Music label.

Kanye went on a rant, denouncing Universal Music Group for refusing to give him ownership of his masters.

In a series of tweets over several days, Kanye posted his entire contract on Twitter. The 43-year-old mega producer tweeted a video that showed him urinating on one of his 21 Grammy Awards submerged in a toilet bowl.

But Charlamagne insists that Kanye West doesn't treat his own artists the way he wants to be treated by the overlords at UMG.

During a recent Breakfast Club "Rumor Report" segment, Charlamagne claimed Kanye owes Big Sean millions of dollars while keeping 50% of the rapper's royalties and profits.

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"The restraint Big Sean shows to Kanye West is remarkable," Charlemagne said. "I hope one day Big Sean tells his story, but just know Kanye West owes Big Sean a whole lot of money and he got Big Sean in a very terrible contract to be out here screaming about giving folks their masters back."

Charlamagne wasn't done. He said Kanye won't help his own artists get their masters back.

"Kanye West owes Big Sean $3 million, Kanye West gets half of Sean's profits and half of Sean's royalties, and Kanye wouldn't agree to Big Sean getting his masters back from Def Jam... Kanye needs to do right by Big Sean."

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Charlamagne tha god ripped Joe Biden for saying President Trump was the first racist to be elected president.

The 77-year-old Democrat chastised Trump for repeatedly referring to the COVID-19 pandemic as the "China virus" or the "Wuhan virus".

"The way he deals with people based on the color of their skin, their national origin, where they're from, is absolutely sickening," Biden said during a virtual townhall from his basement in Delaware on Wednesday.

Biden added, "No sitting president has ever done this. Never, never, never. No Republican president has done this. No Democratic president."

His remark confused and angered some Americans who accused Biden of rewriting America's racist past.

The New York City radio host was among Biden's more vocal critics. "I really wish Joe Biden would shut the eff up forever and continue to act like he's starring in the movie 'A Quiet Place,' because as soon as he opens his mouth and makes noise, he gets us all killed," Charlamagne said on The Breakfast Club on Friday.

Charlamagne gave Biden the "Donkey of the Day" title, saying, "Joe, you got to hurry up and announce your Black woman VP so I can be enthused about voting for her because I will never be enthused about voting for you. You know America is a terrible place when Kanye West seems like a viable option."