DJ Envy Admits He Didn’t Want To Work With Charlamagne Originally

DJ Envy says that he initially didn’t want to work with Charlamagne on The Breakfast Club, due to how many times the radio host had been fired from other jobs. Envy explained his original reluctance during a new interview with Million Dollaz Worth of Game. Speaking on the podcast, both Envy and Charlamagne reflected on the early days of their award-winning radio show.

“I remember even when they brought Charlamagne in I didn’t wanna work with him,” Envy began. “I’m like this n***a got fired six times.” Charlamagne then interjected to correct his co-host with, “Four.” Envy continued: “Whatever it was, I’m like, ‘You want me to work with this n***a?’ At the time I had two kids, I’m like, ‘No!’”

“The Breakfast Club” Hosts At The iHeartRadio Podcast Awards

BURBANK, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 17: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) (L-R) Charlamagne tha God, Angela Yee, and DJ Envy, winners of the Best Pop Culture Podcast award for ‘The Breakfast Club,’ attend the 2020 iHeartRadio Podcast Awards at the iHeartRadio Theater on January 17, 2020 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

In the years since launching the now-iconic show, they’ve since made their way into the Radio Hall Of Fame. Charlamagne reflected on the honor in a post on Instagram in 2020. “One day people will look back and give us respect for how we impacted the culture the past decade. I know it’s hard to show love when folks are still active, I get it, I get it,” he wrote. “I’m sure when we get a documentary or something the flowers will come but In the meantime. All Praises and Glory Due To God and sincere Thanks and Gratitude to everyone who listens to us on the radio, via podcast, YouTube, however you consume your breakfast, THANK YOU for being a part of our club.”

Additionally, the group recently announced that The Breakfast Club will begin airing on BET and VH1 as part of a new partnership deal with iHeartRadio. “BET has been the home of so many cultural institutions, like Rap City and 106 & Park, that have shaped a generation,” Charlamagne said in a statement. “Those shows laid the foundation for The Breakfast Club to stand on and grow into the cultural institution that we have become. We look forward to carrying on the tradition.” Envy added: “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to showcase The Breakfast Club on BET. I love what the new BET is doing!”

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