(Video) Van Lathan of TMZ Talks Kanye Confrontation, Red Pill Podcast, and Physical Health - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

Van Lathan, Senior Producer at TMZ, surfaced in our lives because of his courageous confrontation with Kanye West during the artist’s recent interview, but who is the man behind the very bold statements directed at West?


Van Lathan Confronting Kanye West, TMZ Office (Image: YouTube)


Kanye, you’re entitled to your opionion, you’re entitled to whatever you want, but there is fact and real life consequence behind everything that you just said and while you are making music and being an artist and living the life that you’ve earned by being a genius, the rest of us in society have to deal with these threats to our lives. We have to deal with the marginalization that has come with the 400 years of slavery that you said, for our people, was a choice.

Black Enterprise caught up with Lathan to chat about his career leading up to that one fateful day, the making of the Red Pill Podcast, and how he was able to drastically drop over 100 pounds with focus and determination.

Peep the full interview below:

Key Highlights

  • What happened moments before the Kanye Confrontation – 2:00
  • The most interesting thing he has learned from a guest on the Red Pill Podcast – 7:31
  • Why mentors are important to the podcast launch process – 10:30
  • How he dropped over 100-plus pounds in less than a year – 14:45
  • Why he was disappointed with Obama’s Presidency 23:18

Sequoia Blodgett

Sequoia Blodgett is a Reporter for Black Enterprise. She is also the founder of Commas, a virtual entrepreneurship resource center that provides everything you need to know about product development, marketing, publicity, and fundraising, to make your entrepreneurial journey a lot less stressful.

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