Daniel Kaluuya stopped by the breakfast club this week to promote the upcoming film Judas and the Black Messiah. The film follows an informant William O’Neal (played by LaKeith Stanfield) who infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on chairman Fred Hampton (Kaluuya).
The film currently has a score of 95% on rottentomatoes.com and is getting incredible reviews from critics.
Kaluuya is doing the interview rounds right now and stopped by The Breakfast Club to promote the film.
While there, host Charlamagne the God took the opportunity to take shots at Kaluuya’s costar Stanfield, reigniting a long standing beef between the radio host and actor.
When talking about Stanfield’s character William O’Neal, Charlamagne said “Did you find yourself looking at LaKeith differently after the way he played this role because he did it too well?”
Kaluuya quickly brought up Stanfield and Charlamagne’s history and asking if there was still an issue. Charlamagne responded “I never had an issue with him. I do feel like he was born to play this role, though.”
Those who recall, Stanfield had a very tense interview with The Breakfast Club back in 2016. The interview was tense to say the least, and Lakeith never returned to the show after that. He later called Charlamagne “anti-black” in a since deleted post. Charlamagne responded by dubbing him Donkey of The Day.
Stanfield later released a diss track against the show titled “Automatic”.
While the Breakfast Club hosts shared a laugh about it, Kaluuya was there for it. “We’re not having that” he told them.
He went on to defend his co-star and expressed how difficult it was for him to play a character with such different moral values and political views that him.
He said Stanfield’s performance was “the biggest sacrifice” and that there were days where he was “he was really going through it” on set.
People on twitter loved how he stood up for his co-star. “I love how Daniel Kaluuya (who has become one of my favorite actors) had LaKeith Stanfield’s back when Charlamagne attempted to instigate further drama. We need to see more of that instead of allowing the media to pit us against one another.”
I love how Daniel Kaluuya (who has become one of my favorite actors) had LaKeith Stanfield’s back when Charlamagne attempted to instigate further drama. We need to see more of that instead of allowing the media to pit us against one another.— Linwood Storm (@ElectronicJack) February 19, 2021
“We’re not having that.”
Lakeith caught wind of the interview and wasted no time responding to Charlamagne and his comments.
H**s. This what h**s do,” he wrote in a comment. “Get sonned by the reality. Get off me bro u a lame. Daniel ain’t an idiot. Leave me be dog and find somebody else @cthagod.”