Charlamagne Tha God has been one of the most controversial radio hosts of the new millennium. His “no holds barred” approach at commentary has brought him criticism after criticism over the years. A resurfaced clip of the Moncks Corner, SC native is causing some social media users to erupt once again.
Throughout Charlamagne’s career, he’s held to his mantra to “Bite my tongue for no one.” It is this mantra that has caused him to speak openly about what he feels, often coming back haunt. A few examples follow.
In 2019, Lifetime aired its shocking docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly”, reigniting the public’s attention on R. Kelly’s transgressions. Charlamagne was one of the few public figures that chose to appear on the program, as he’s been openly critical of the troubled R&B singer. His appearance on the documentary alarmed a number of social media users who remembered past controversial tweets from the radio personality on Kelly.
“R. Kelly looks 20 something. The fountain of youth can clearly be found within teenage (explicit),” Charlamagne once tweeted. In another tweet, he referenced former President Obama’s daughters, who were underage at the time. “R. Kelly is thinking, [Barack’s] daughters can get it,” he wrote. Both have since been deleted.
Another tweet from 2016 resurfaced last year when some felt the radio personality was being hypocritical in his praise for Black women. The tweet in question showed Charlamagne wishing that women of color had a voice and presence on social media like that of controversial conservative Tomi Lohren. “Would be dope if a young black or Hispanic liberal used social media to create a Platform to be a voice like Tomi Lahren did,” the tweet read. He later apologized for his “suggestion”,
Other instances include the infamous “cry-gate” with Lil’ Mama and his comments concerning rapper Logic and his family. Throughout the years he has even labeled some women of a certain age “vintage [woman’s private parts]”.
His latest retroactive statement may be one of his most outlandish, stemming from an interview with Jay Pharoah on The Breakfast Club. The comedian/actor made a statement about Beastiality which brought the co-hosts to bring up Charlamagne’s past involving a dog (one he’s spoken on before). “I was drunk, I was high, I was laid out,” he said in an attempt to defend himself.