Author and host Lenard Larry McKelvey, better known as “Charlamagne Tha God,” has a contract with The Breakfast Club that will reportedly end at year’s end and there may be a possibility he doesn’t return to the popular morning radio show, according to The New York Post.
The controversial radio personality, who was once a co-host on the Wendy Williams radio show before his rise, is rumored to have potential deals on the table. As Page Six reports, “He loves working for [Power 105.1 parent company] I Heart Radio, but he is contemplating his next move,” the source tells Page Six. “He’s not sure what he is going to do,” said the insider. “There are a lot of potential deals in the air, and he just wants to keep his options open and think strategically.”
The Breakfast Club was started back in 2010 when Charlamagne tha God founded the show with cohorts DJ Envy and Angela Yee. The show started airing weekday mornings on Power 105.1 in New York.
In recent months, there has been friction among the team when Charlamagne conducted an interview with rapper Gucci Mane on another one of his platforms, giving rise to rumors of Yee and DJ Envy feeling slighted by their co-host for giving Gucci Mane a platform after Mane publicly dissed both Yee and Envy. Mane claims Yee pursued him romantically and he threatened to slap DJ Envy. Listeners and viewers felt that Charlamagne turned his back on his co-workers.
According to The Grio, during a recent interview on The Breakfast Club, while speaking to Love & Hip Hop‘s Joe Budden, the conversation turned toward the team re-negotiating its contract. Budden asked the hosts if they’ve re-upped their contract yet, to which Charlamagne said, “Aw naw,” Yee said no, and DJ Envy stated that he was returning
“I got five kids, I’m long term,” Envy explained. “I’m loooong term.”
“It’s renegotiation time. I wanted the shortest contract possible,” Yee said, alluding that she wants to keep her options open. “You never know if something else happens, who wants to be stuck if that’s not… Who knows?”
Charlamagne has hosted shows on MTV, including Guy Code, Guy Court, and Girl Code. He also hosted the MTV2 show Uncommon Sense. The multi-faceted entertainer is also an author of two books, 2017’s Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It and 2018’s Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me. He also has his own podcast, The Brilliant Idiots.