“You Choose To Be Tacky”: Chilli Gives Charlamagne Tha God A Piece Of Her Mind
If you know anything about Charlamagne tha god, then you know that he’s known for holding the feet of a whole host of celebrities to the fire. Sometimes it’s funny, but other times, it’s not. Often, his interrogations are aimed at women who appear on The Breakfast Club. Honestly, who could forget that Lil Mama interview?
However, he seems to be changing. But no matter how far he has come in his career and how much he’s realized that being real doesn’t mean you have to be a real jerk, some stars aren’t ready to forget. Like Chilli of TLC, who, for the record, is a friend of Lil Mama.
She appeared alongside T-Boz on The Breakfast Club this morning, and while talking about TLC not holding a grudge against L.A. Reid and Pebbles, was confronted by Charlamagne for blocking him on social media. It was an interesting exchange, sometimes humorous (with Chilli calling him “Charlamean, not the god”), but tense at times as well.
Charlamagne: Chilli. You’ve still got me blocked. You’re a grudge holder, ok? [laughs]
Chilli: Because you’re mean.
Charlamagne: I am not!
Chilli: Yes you are.
Charlamagne: What did I do?
Chilli: I don’t know if you got beat up in school growing up or something, some attention you did not get. But it’s one thing — I mean, I’m just saying, you can kind of be funny with people and speak your mind or whatever, but it’s just tacky.
Charlamagne: I feel like you’re talking about the me from three, four years ago.
Chilli: No, I’m talking about the you today.
Charlamagne: We all grow and we evolve…Just because I say something you don’t agree with doesn’t mean I’m mean.
Chilli: It’s the way you say it. You choose to be tacky. You’re just like Wendy [Williams].
Charlamagne: We’re not the same.
Chilli: Yes you are. You’re like kindred spirits.
At that point, examples were brought up about comments Charlamagne may have made about obese people and other ways he can be seen as offensive at times. He stated that if he spent his life afraid to speak his mind, he would never get to say anything. But Chilli wasn’t buying it.
“But you know. I’m not buying it. Let’s move on to the next question,” she said. “Why are we even entertaining this? Because you know what you do and how you do it. I’m a find out why. I’m going to go back and interview some people…I’m going to go and find out where you grew up and who you grew up with. I’m going to get in touch with some family members and be like, ‘C’mon, give it to me.'”
Do you agree with Chilli? Do you think Charlamagne is too mean for his own good or has he moved past that? Was it hypocritical of Chilli to call him “mean” and “tacky,” but still appear on his show?
Check out their exchange below, starting at the 8:00-minute mark: