DJ Envy, Charlamagne Deny Angela Yee’s ‘Breakfast Club’ Claims
Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy are officially addressing Angela Yee’s comments claiming she worked as the “only woman” on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club. Yee opened up about her experience after she recently made her exit from the show in December, leaving behind her fellow co-hosts.
Angela Yee Opens Up On The Tamron Hall Show
The 47-year-old now has her own radio show, Way Up With Angela Yee. But stopped by the Tamron Hall Show to reflect on her 12 years at The Breakfast Club and her decision to leave.
Hall expressed to Yee that although The Breakfast Club was “disruptive” in the group’s opinions, it felt like the world was always “riding,” or very hypercritical of Yee in comparison to her male co-hosts.
Yeah, and you know, I was the only woman who worked there too — when it came to producers, camera people, and it wasn’t an easy room for me to be in… So I feel like I did need more backup, because even things that I felt as a woman — you know if somebody can’t understand your point of view, because they’re not coming from where you come from. And so that was hard for me too, to be the only woman there with nobody to check somebody. It’s just me. And there were times I did do that behind the scenes because we should be able to do that… I’m not always going to agree…
Yee continued by reiterating that the experience, however, was hard because there would be no one there to back up her opinions.
DJ Envy & More Celebrities Respond To Angela Yee’s Comments
Yee’s former cohost DJ Envy was quick to respond to her comments in the TSR comment section, calling her experience simply “not true.”
Rapper Lil Mama, a frequent guest on the radio show, also blasted Yee’s experience.
Model Erica Mena also hopped into TSR’s comment section and blasted Yee for being complicit while DJ Envy cheated on his wife with her. Mena also accused Yee of speaking ill about her child while on air.
DJ Envy Addresses Angela Yee’s Comment
A day after Angela Yee’s Tamron Hall Show appearance aired, DJ Envy further explained his reaction to Yee’s comments to The Michigan Chronicle, admitting that he believes “she misspoke.”
I mean she was — it was her, Charlamagne, and myself so she was the only woman on air. But behind the scenes there were so many different — I mean, our boss, the actual person who pays our bills… is Thea Mitchem. There’s a bunch of women there, I think she misspoke… But there’s a lot of women who work on that show.
Envy went on to explain that he is still extremely happy for Yee now having her own radio show, and believes that her comments may have just been taken out of context by social media.
Angela Yee Clarifies Her Original Comments
Angela Yee took to Twitter on Saturday to further clarify her original comments on the Tamron Hall Show. Yee explained who she was referring to when she said she was the only woman “in the room” and did acknowledge that there are woman executives, interns, etc., who work on the radio show as well.
Usually I don’t comment or go back and forth with people but there’s too much spinning. “In the room” referred to the people in the studio: the producer, board op, videographer and hosts. Yes they are men. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t amazing women who are execs, salespeople, interns, and in other departments. I’ve said this on many occasions: that it can be hard when your viewpoint is different based on your experience. I didn’t anticipate that this would cause such a firestorm. Everyone texting me “are you ok” (which I appreciate!) and I know I don’t normally take the time to overexplain because it drags things out even more but that’s all.
The Breakfast Club Responds To Angela Yee
Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy formally responded to Angela Yee’s comments Monday morning on The Breakfast Club.
DJ Envy yelled, then went on.
I will say this, what she said wasn’t true. I can’t tell her how she can feel about being on the show — cause on the show, she’s correct. it’s me Charlamagne and herself so she was the only woman in the room. But when it came to producers there’s so many different women that worked up here, that continue to work up here…
DJ Envy revealed that he spoke to Yee on the phone and explained to her that her comments were taken out of context. Additionally, Envy claimed he would never want to diminish women’s contributions to the radio show.
Charlamagne responded by saying he had “nothing” to add to the matter.
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