Charlamagne Tha God is no stranger to attention. The co-host of The Breakfast Club has been referred to as the “most important voice in hip-hop”, meaning people usually listen to what he says, even if they don’t agree. Recently Charlamagne garnered the attention of Eminem, regarding the national radio host’s comments.
Eminem released his latest album, Kamikaze on August 31st, and he was not shy about addressing some criticism voiced by Charlamagne over his previous album Revival, and his BET Cypher. When initially released, Charlamagne stated that many references simply felt forced, even calling Revival “wack”. In the songs, “Fall” and “The Ringer”, Eminem goes straight at Charlamagne for his previous criticisms. Many wondered how the radio host/TV personality would respond. It did not take long for Charlamagne to address this issue on his radio show and in an interview with Esquire.
While discussing the issue he took no offense, in fact Charlamagne Tha God viewed it with delight. He stated that he felt honored to be mentioned by a rapper who “can actually rap”. He did not necessarily see the music as a diss, just an example of not understanding the difference between criticism and hate.
The bestselling author then went on to provide his view of Eminem’s latest album. Charlamagne Tha God stated that while he has never been a fan of Eminem, simply because he can’t relate to his world views, he has always admired his lyrical skills. He felt Kamikaze was good, much better than Revival, but it won’t leave Eminem without issue. Charlamagne believes “The Ringer” will give Eminem some grief, especially the homophobic remarks regarding Tyler, The Creator.
While Charlamagne did not view this track offensive, he did point out that he is not a member of the LGBT community. Growing up in South Carolina and being used to old school rap, he heard those types of words thrown around, but he is not the issue, rather millions of people around the globe who identify with this community. “People have a right to freedom of speech” stated Charlamagne, “but people also have a right to be offended.” Get Related Information Here