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I’ve always said I love listening to Charlemagne on “The Breakfast Club” but I would be scared to actually meet him. On the one hand it’s refreshing to listen to someone who is so honest in expressing his thoughts on music and pop culture. Charlemagne has said that Wendy Williams taught him he could either be for the people or for the industry. He chose the former and it shows.
But I would be scared to meet and have a conversation with him because Charlemagne frequently makes disparaging and disrespectful remarks to and about women. He gawks at women when they sit next to him, commenting on their bodies. He crudely and openly talks about sexual practices, even women’s vaginas, while said women are visibly uncomfortable with the conversation or attempt to change the subject. Long story short, he’s consistently disrespectful and rude.
Most of the time, no one calls him on it. People, men and women alike, (because he talks to men about vagina too), have either smiled nervously, remained silent or attempted to change the subject.
But that’s not what happened today. When Master P sat down with “The Breakfast Club” this morning, things took a left turn when Charlemagne tried to insult a Mercedes, a female rapper signed, at one time or another, to No Limit, Master P’s record company.
Here’s how it went down.
Charlemagne: I always wondered, how did you set up promotion for your projects? Because it was a time that No Limit was dropping project every week. It was a No Limit product in stores every week. Except for Mercedes, we never saw that. And I always wanted to see that because she had a fat ass pussy.
Master P: See there bruh, hold up… Don’t talk about Mercedes like that.
Charlemagne: Oh, my bad. I didn’t know. Is she family or something?
Master P: She ain’t family; but still though, with all my people man, you know how I am. But we good, man. You know what I’m saying…you know how we get down.
Charlemagne: But how were you setting it up, promotion wise?
Master P: Naw, let’s go back to this dog. Let’s respect. Because I’m not going to talk about your sister, your mom or nothing. That’s the first thing. I know you do your radio thing and I respect that; but at the same time, Mercedes is a…she a female.
Charlemagne: You right. My bad. But she did look good on that cover though.
Master P: She did look good. That’s your opinion…
An upcoming rapper walks into the room and Master P gets distracted. Then DJ Envy tries to get Master P to answer the original question. Master P obliges and then gets back to the issue of respect.
Master P: But like I said man, it’s about respect, Charlemagne. You know me and you go back.
Master P: When we talk about women– I don’t care I ain’t gon’ disrespect no hookers or nothing. Cuz I don’t do that, I’m a man. And I don’t want nobody to disrespect no people that I know. You know what I’m saying.
Aaaahhh what a breath of fresh air! With the exception of the word female…this was so perfect. I absolutely love the fact that Master P lets him know that it’s not about Mercedes being related to him, the fact that he knows her means he won’t let anyone disrespect her. And then the response got even better when P said, in fact, he wouldn’t speak about any woman in that way, regardless of what society may say about her worth or moral standards. Standards starts with self and the fact that he is a man, he won’t allow himself to disrespect women. There is only one word that can detail my reaction to this portion of the interview: YAaaaaaassssssss!
And since I grew up in and still go to church, I feel this Holy Ghost dance gif is appropriate.
Women have been degraded and disrespected for far too long in the confines of Hip Hop. But if we’re being completely honest, it’s not just Hip Hop. The medium, as it’s been known to be, is a reflection of the world in which we live, good and bad. It’s society’s fault for making us believe that women are somehow inferior and therefore worthy of this type of treatment and discussion. And if I can take it a step further, it’s not just men who disrespect women. You need work at MadameNoire for only a week to see women calling other women all the types of hoes, bitches and thots in our comment sections.
Misogyny is real and so deep, women have become the torchbearers of it.
I appreciate Master P and his response so much because it shows us how to stand up for the rights of women. (Note, that Master P was very respectful and direct in his approach.) We don’t have to smile politely or laugh it off. And it also shows that all women, no matter what they may do for a living or if they defy your personal, moral code, should be and deserve to be respected as human beings.
You can watch the full interview on the next page.
Looks like the battle between Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks is far from finished. This week when Jordin had a sit down interview with Angela Yee and then The entire Breakfast Club, she spilled a bit more tea about her breakup with Derulo. Even explaining that when they were done with each other, he wouldn’t even come retrieve the car that he’d given her. And since he was being petty or irresponsible, she drove the car back to the dealership and left it in the lot…because, according to her, it was leased anyway.
Well, honey after his own extensive media tour, discussing the breakup, we should have known that Derulo wasn’t going to take that lying down. And since it’s Jordin’s turn now, the singer took to Instagram to “prove” that Jordin was lying about him leasing the car he gave to her.
He posted a bill of sale on his Instagram page with the following caption.
Notice how he made sure to @ mention Jordin and all the members of The Breakfast Club. Lol Petty Patty.
As some of you may know, only a title can undoubtedly prove ownership. So this may still be irrelevant. And many people flocked to his page to say so and suggest that’s what he post. They also let him know that he’s lame for trying to drag Jordin this way.
So what does Jordin think about all of this?
She’s basically unbothered. Right around the same time Jason posted this little piece of unvalidated evidence, she posted a series of crying laughing emojis and then liked The Shade Room’s repost of Derulo’s photo.
Are you surprised to see these two going at it like that, especially when Jordin tried to take the high road in the beginning?
Just when you thought B.O.B.’s Eggplant Friday was for your viewing pleasure alone, Sevyn Streeter came through with an Instagram post that seemed to shut all of that down. In case you missed it, or completely forgot–the hashtags told it all.
“#MCM @bobatl I found you, crowned you, turned you on…..So you know, I got what you want…. Let’s be undeniable….Here’s to 2015 Bobby #ThrowDisBack #EggplantEeeerrday #BandzAmakeMeDance #DontKillTheFun #DKTF”
That seems pretty clear right? But in case you thought she was referencing a new collaboration instead of an actual relationship, her friend Angela Yee, who just so happens to work for “The Breakfast Club” called her up this morning to get the tea.
Yee: Is that your man?
“You know what you Yee, listen here. I just decided–brought 2015 in– and just like not care. I just want to live my life. We’re taking it a day at a time.
Yee: Is that eggplant real? Cuz I see –he does a lot of penis print pictures on Instagram.
“He does put up a lot of…he only put up one though.”
Charlemagne: Tell him he got to cut that out now that he’s in a committed relationship. Now he’s being a thot.
“He is not being a thot. Leave him alone.”
Yee: So how long have y’all been dating?
“I don’t like to get into all of that.”
Envy: *sings* Sevyn likes eggplaaaant.
“I’m not the only one who likes eggplant. Eggplant is nice.”
Yee: You know these chicks are going to be coming for you now?
“Listen hère, I don”t care. I’m just having a good time. I’m living my life. I’m just trying not to kill the fun. That’s my whole vibe this year. I just want to have a good time and we have a good time together. We’re taking it a day at a time and we enjoy each other.”
Yee: Are you in love?
“Umm…I just think that we’re taking it a day at a time and I care about him very much.”
Charlemagne: There’s a lesson to be learned in this and the lesson is those penis prints that we post on Instagram clearly work because Sevyn fell for the thirst trap.
(Editor’s Note: Perhaps Charlemagne…but a word to the wise fellas- the optimal word is print. We don’t need any more raw meat on the gram.)
And then Angela Yee, seeming like a real true friend, hit the nail on the head when she said, “Now I’m going to need him to post some confirmation. That’s how you know it’s real when people post confirmation on Instagram.
We have never talked about Sheryl Underwood this much before. But ever since she revealed her secret on “The Talk” about fellow comediennes talking badly about her, everyone’s very interested. Months after her admission the streets are still whispering about it. So when Sheryl stopped by Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club” this morning, she spent a significant amount of time talking about the reason she shared the story in the first place, why she never addressed it with the women personally and the aftermath of it all.
On the initial call
I did not know that people were not checking for me like that. I did not know that I was not on chandelier status. I did not know that. Am I mad? No I’m not because some of us get along and some of us don’t. But I’m not going to let nobody knock me out. I believe that the Lord was telling me ‘Get yourself right.’ Don’t look at nobody else. Look at you. You are the foundation of what’s happening to you.
Why she never addressed it with the ladies
I kind of thought maybe I wouldn’t be able to talk to them and as you can see, I may be right.
On Rickey Smiley saying Sheryl Underwood was not blameless
When you have comedians that say Sheryl Underwood is not pure, she would come in and change the lineup. That’s not what was happening. In my contract, it would say ‘Sheryl Underwood host.’ So I would enforce my agreement, like I saw the men enforcing their agreements. All I was doing was what I learned. I watched Bernie Mac when he was alive. I watched Stevie Harvey. I watched all the men walk in and say ‘That’s not going to happen.’ I’m a boss. I just happen to be a girl. But I’m a boss. I make my money for me. I don’t have people representing me and I’m not going to have no man that I’m sleeping with representing me. Now you make your bones off of me, now you’re mad at me now you take my money and give it to someone else. So how I get everything I got, it’s me.
Me being on CBS that was God opening a door, didn’t even know a job to be had. Now I’m on it. But it’s still me. It’s me orchestrating me.
On working with these women
If I had had an agent on that call and he would have dialed or she would have dialed in early, they may or may not have told me. But I’d still be, ‘La, la, la. I think we cool. Let’s make some movies together.’ I still believe even if you don’t like me, we can still make some movies together.
I thought that what I was doing was telling a greater story was how God corrected me through you all and the last thing I probably should have said was ‘And if I ever hurt you, I’m asking for forgiveness.’
I was being called a liar but you [The Breakfast Club] got the footage saying there was a call.
Has she spoken to them since then?
Not at all. I was not lying. There was a call and things were being said about me.
Why did you do it in front of them– White people.
Why didn’t you keep it in the family. Because it wasn’t about that. It was about a secret that I had been harboring. God said to me, I can’t speak about what God says to other people. God to me, I put you here for a reason, you better do something good with it.
Will I spend my life trying to make amends? Yes, I will. But I think I’ll make amends by becoming a better person. I’ll make amends by not keeping up a comedy gang war.
Is the lawsuit real?
I can tell you this, if there’s an admission that there was a call, there were things said about me. If you still feel you must do this, use your resources in a better way.
I also understand the power of my words. We started with a secret that’s now people use for their Bible study classes.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Sheryl probably shouldn’t have mentioned these ladies’ names. But I tend to agree with her, the greater moral behind her story is that the things people say to take you down, can be used to elevate you. And there is power in hearing your shortcomings if you know how to respond properly. And Sheryl did that.
You can watch the rest of the interview where she talks about her show “The Talk,” her take on the Bill Cosby allegations and what she thinks Black Greek Letter Organizations should be doing about the protesting of police brutality across the country. If you want to her speak specifically about all the comedienne drama, go to the 12 minute mark.
“People Put Out Albums, I’m Putting Out Personalities” Musiq/ The Husel Endures Brutal Breakfast Club Interview
When Musiq Soulchild announced that he would now be performing under the new moniker called “The Husel,” with entirely new content, most of us weren’t here for it…at all. In our confusion and duress, Musiq Soulchild, as The Husel became the subject of quite a few memes. He was trending at one point. Sadly, most people interpreted the whole alter ego as a joke.
And historically during interviews, Musiq has been a little defensive about the backlash and complete lack of understanding of his new brand.
His defensiveness and Charlemagne’s frankness made for a very interesting interview this morning on “The Breakfast Club.”
Check out a few highlights from the conversation.
Charlemagne: “I cannot respect The Husel. Musiq Soulchild is a great R&B singer…
Musiq: He is
Charlemagne: Why conform to what these kids are doing today?
Musiq: Nobody’s conforming to anything
Charlemagne: So who am I talking to Musiq or Husel?
Musiq: You’re talking to both of them.
Charlemagne: So why is Musiq introducing the world to The Husel?
Musiq: Because I feel it’s only right. I’m an artist and that’s what I’m doing right now. And I figured y’all might dig it. And if you don’t, then it ain’t for you.
C: So why rap though?
M: Again…I’m not rapping. is anybody listening? Nobody’s listening.
Yee: I did listen, it is a little singy still. It’s not necessarily like rap. I listened to the music…
M: Oh, you actually listened to it? Oh cool.Thank you very much.
C: Yeah, see me I saw the viral video and you said you were going to turn into the Husel and you was gon’ rap and I said ‘oh hell no.’
M: Next question.
C: I don’t have anymore, since you’re still singing I’m cool.
M: But if you were really like peeping it…
C: I was not interested.
There are just so many people K Michelle has fallen out with. Sooo many people. From all of her cast mates on “Love and Hip Hop,” to her ex, to Elle Varner and just about anybody else. K Michelle has a problem with just about everybody. Generational beefs, including one with Lil Kim.
The two got into on it on Twitter about a month ago when Beyoncé’s “Flawless” remix came out and K Michelle agreed that Nicki was the Queen of Rap. Of course Lil Kim’s fans came for her, calling her disrespectful and Lil Kim agreed with them.
But apparently, they have more issues.
Which is kind of sad, considering K Michelle is a well-documented fan of Lil Kim and even alleged that the two had gotten so close Lil Kim almost made her the godmother of her child.
Well, Lil Kim stopped by the Breakfast Club to clear all of that up. Here’s what she had to say about K Michelle.
That chick is a bag of pecans. Like, a trail mix. You know when you eating a trail mix and the nuts that you like, you eat and the ones that you can’t stand, you put back in the bag. She’s the bag of nuts that you put back. Like a black jelly bean. She is so nuts, you are liable to see her skipping. Who skips?
Why would I ever make her my child’s godmother? I’ve only met this woman one time, one time in person! We talked on the phone after that because she’s a fan of mine. I appreciate that. Anybody shows me love, I’m going to show them major love back.
We never had a conversation about her being my child’s godmother. I don’t know you. Why would I do that?
The chick is sour because she’s a huge fan of mine. Everybody knows that. She’s been bitter and sour because you guys had 105 Power last year. I performed with Kendrick. I was supposed to perform with K. Michelle but the sprinter got lost. It just never happened and she was sh*tty, sour, pissed.
There you have it. K Michelle’s mad. Lil Kim is over it.
You can watch Lil Kim’s full interview, where she speaks mostly about Nicki Minaj, in the video below.
Nicki Minaj Talks Opening Doors For Female Rappers, Her New Look, And Forbes Saying Iggy Azalea Runs Rap…
In case you didn’t know, Nicki Minaj released a new song this week called “Pills N Potions,” the first official single from her upcoming third album, The Pink Print. No more reality TV gigs, no more films (for now), no more focusing on clothes at K-Mart–Minaj is back to music and ready to reclaim her place at the top when it comes to women in hip-hop. She did an interview this week with The Breakfast Club, and in it, she discussed her upcoming album, her toned down look, and what she thinks about people (just Forbes really) saying Iggy Azalea is running rap right now. This is what she had to say:
Why She Switched Up Her Look:
“I don’t know. The album is more personal so the look being stripped down goes really well with the third album. I always planned to do it at this time. It didn’t just come about now; I just always thought in my head that my third album I would want to go back to my real hair.”
Why Other Female Rappers Aren’t Having The Same Success As Her:
“I feel like I have opened that door in the industry. To be honest, I think there are women that do their thing and for whatever reason they don’t get the recognition. But that’s something you have to take up with pop culture and it has nothing really to do with me. I can’t really speak for anybody’s grind or how pop culture receives people. To answer your question, no I’m really not surprised because even when I was grinding and putting out tapes and stuff, it was hard for me. It takes a lot of work. It doesn’t just happen overnight. It’s not a female-friendly business. Hip hop is not female friendly at all.”
If She’s Going To Stop With The Pop And Go Back To Hardcore Rap On Her New Album:
“I don’t want to label what I’m doing. This isn’t about ‘is it a hardcore album?’ This is a meaningful body of work and I’m tired of labeling it. I’m not going to ever label my music again. It is what it is. You can tell from ‘Pills N Potions’ that I’m just creating music and the most important thing to me is to keep is truthful and keep it honest. Sometimes you’re going to feel like it’s hardcore and sometimes you may feel like it’s not. But as long as it’s good music then that’s really all that matters to me at this point.”
What She Thinks Of Forbes Saying Iggy Azalea Is Running Hip-Hop:
“[Laughs] Okaaaaaay, I’m reloaded! Listen, all Forbes needs to be worried about is my finances and when I’m going to be selling MYX Fusions for $250 million. That’s all they need to worry about. We rely on hip-hop connoisseurs and blogs for that kind of information, so we can appreciate that, but no thank you.”
What do you think of all that Nicki had to say? Are you excited for her new album, The Pink Print? Talk about it below.
Earlier this week, we reported on the love triangle between Teyana Taylor, Brandon Jennings and Tae Heckard. Teyana made some pretty strong allegations against Brandon Jennings, her former fiancé, and Tae Heckard, her former friend in an interview with “The Breakfast Club.” Teyana had text messages to back it up so we’re inclined to believe what she was saying.
But Brandon didn’t really agree with what Teyana had to say during the interview. On Twitter, he insinuated that she was not telling the full truth but he really didn’t refute any of her claims. Instead he posted this picture of Tae.
With the caption: “What had happen was…NVM.”
He deleted it shortly after but not before people, including our sister site Bossip, had a chance to grab the screenshot.
Then there were a string of tweets:
Y’all be so ready to believe anything
Btw Tae isn’t 36
That ain’t Tae style but me if u bon talk it make sure it’s 100
We chill in. Just keep Tae outta it. Just blame me if u gon do it.
If y’all gon talk bad about someone let it be me. Not Tae.
U just gotta let it gooooo
If I had dated a man for six years, was engaged to him and ultimately decided to give him my virginity, I wouldn’t be so ready and willing to move on either. I have to agree with Teyana it’s funny how dude is going so hard for her when she was just dating Nelly last month…Soap Operas out here, ladies and gentlemen.
“No Matter How Much I Dislike This Man, It Will Never Be To The Point Where He Can’t See His Son”: Keyshia Cole On Daniel Gibson
To promote her new song, “Rick James” (you read right), Keyshia Cole stopped by The Breakfast Club to give a very interesting interview about everything that has gone on with her marriage (she and her husband are on social media beefing terms), her issues with Michelle Williams and Beyoncé (including why she was so critical of “Bow Down”), her drama with her sister Neffie and her mom (they no longer speak), and more. Here’s what stood out:
Her Statements About Beyoncé:
“I was not hating on Beyoncé. No, it was not directed at all as hate. I’ve seen Beyonce a few times. She’s always a very sweet girl. To me, that just wasn’t her, her thing you know what I mean? But I don’t know. Like dude said, she switched it up or something. So, I don’t know, you know? But that’s just not what I know of her so it kinda hurt my feelings a little bit.”
Her Issues With Michelle Williams And Working Things Out:
“Well she stared that you know what I mean? She started that and it really hurt my feelings too because she’s Christian and she’s a church girl and all of this but yet we talk on the phone and you say you apologize for taking a Tweet down that you said about me in the first place. You know what I’m saying? And I mean, it just felt like everybody just jumped on me ‘cuz I’m from Oakland, I’m the ghetto chick and I’m always starting everything when in actuality I just say how I feel. You know what I’m saying and I don’t feel like I was starting nothing. But I was just getting her back for what she said to me. It was just like, I felt real like, everybody going in on me. You got ol boy, the Hamburgler up here talking about me. The-Dream [laughs]. You got Rico Love up here going in on me, but everybody was defending her. But in actuality she called me and apologized and said she never should have tweeted that or whatever. She called me and apologized and I said ‘Well next time you get a chance, address it, because you got people going in on me and that ain’t even the case.’ She said, I was at the Soul Train Awards and she was like, ‘I ain’t even know you could use Auto-tune at the Soul Train Awards, what’s that about?’ It’s cool. It’s over.
The State Of Her Marriage:
“I just, you know what I mean, I just wanna put my music out. And just, you know, sit in my own craziness. You know what I’m saying? And just chill out for a minute. Like, I don’t even really know what I wanna do right now. I don’t want to talk about it. I don’t really want go into it.”
Where They Are Now:
“We co-parent. He’s a great father though. Exactly, 8:30 come take DJ to school every morning and I pick him up.”
On Thinking Her Husband, An NBA Player, Wouldn’t Cheat:
“I did. I really did. I believed in that, you know what I mean? And on top of that, we just had so much of a great relationship. I felt like, I felt like it wouldn’t be possible.”
If They Can Work Things Out:
“I’d just rather avoid questions like that for my son’s sake. We’ll know it as the time goes by whats going to happen. You know? This we’re talking about now involves a child…I want the situation to play out. I just want to protect my son. I’ll never be the kind of woman who–No matter how much I dislike this man, it will never be to the point where he can’t see his son. Period.”
If She Can Work Out Issues With Neffie And Frankie:
“No. I mean, it’s just chaos and I don’t want that around him [son Daniel]. I have to protect him from that type of chaos. I haven’t even spoke to my mom, Frankie, in a minute. They don’t have my number. It’s just a respect thing for one. Last time I had my mom around I sent her through rehab and I tried to help her and I spent a lot of money…and she just took it way too far, yelling in my house. Luckily my child was asleep. After that I was like, ‘Naw.’ You gotta make an adult decision to move that out…I just need…not right now.”
“I’ve grown a lot. I’m 30 years old. Ain’t the same way I used to do it. Take my anger out and just go ahead and approach you and do something about it.That ain’t the way I do it no more. You know? I’m a mother.You know what I mean? Whatever I do from here on out, I want my son to be proud of. Regardless of what it is.”
Putting All Her Business On Social Media:
“Well I have feelings, you know what I’m saying? I guess sometimes I have to put my phone down like ‘yo, I need to put my phone down because I’m about to go in.’ But I’m chillin’.”
She addressed quite a bit. Check out her full interview and Keyshia’s answer to the question of whether or not she’s really happy at the point and difficult time in her life.
We watched Tatyana Ali grow up gracefully before our eyes as Ashley Banks on “The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.” After the show ended in 1996, she became a singer and had us lip-syncing to her hit song “Day-Dreaming” with our friends, and as she continued to explore other industries the child star became a producer, Harvard graduate, and campaigned for President Obama’s candidacy. Yesterday, Miss Ali hung out with Power 105’s Breakfast Club and spoke about her new movie November Rule, which stars Lala Anthony, Jay Ellis and Mo McCray, posing for King Magazine and if she got a little nookie from Drake. Here are the highlights from the interview.
Her New Movie, November Rule
“November Rule is about Mo McCray’s character. His character has a rule, by November he always breaks up with whoever he’s with. November is when Thanksgiving starts, then it’s Christmas, the other holidays. So If you break it off before then, it will never get too serious. You never have to introduce people to your family. When I first read the script, I thought “this is such a cool idea, no one ever does this.” Then on the set, I realized everyone is doing this. This is something guys do.”
Posing For King Magazine
“I’ve posed for King Magazine twice. I never put it out there. The first time I did King, it was a different type of magazine. The flavor of it was a bit different than it is now. The pictures were different. You could cover up more. When I posed for them, I was in my twenties and when I’m a grandma I can look back on those pictures. I thought I looked cute and I wanted to celebrate it. The second time I did it, the theme was Hollywood Era. I didn’t even show my stomach.”
I had a panic attack after that [Wendy Williams] interview. When I’m nervous, I laugh. If you look at the interview I am laughing the entire time. I thought she would ask (because of what was happening with the blogs), so I prepared for the question: “Are you dating?” But instead she asked if I smashed him and I never experienced that from Wendy before. [Drake’s] flattering (refereeing to him dropping her name in his song,”Tuscan Leather.”) I thought it was really nice of him.
Check out Tatyana Ali’s full interview with The Breakfast Club in the video below. Jump to the next page to see her chat with Wendy Williams about one-night stands and Drake.