When Charlamagne Tha God (Lenard Larry McKelvey) woke up on August 31 to co-host The Breakfast Club, the nationally syndicated radio show, his Twitter mentions informed him that Eminem (often stylized as EMINƎM) had called him out on Kamikaze, his newly released album.
Charlamagne is also a popular social media influencer; he’s an executive producer of his production company called CThaGod World LLC. He’s also a co-host of the weekly podcast based in NYC called the Brilliant Idiots.
Charlamagne told Esquire.com that it is always good when you are immortalized on records. He’s just thrilled that he has gotten to the extent where famous rappers can mention his name on records, whether it is a diss or not. He continued saying that early in his career it is only Chingy who used to diss him, but now he is being dissed by the best-selling artist of the 2000s (Eminem). On both “Fall” and “The Ringer,” Eminem is anticipating Charlamagne Tha God to trash his new tracks.
Charlamagne thinks that Eminem does not care about offending the GLBT community. He stated that one thing about freedom of speech, people have the freedom of saying anything they want; however, people are also free to get offended. He’s sure that people will be offended by Eminem’s lines (use of homophobic accusations against Tyler). Eminem quoted something Tyler stated about himself. It personally did not offend Charlamagne because he was raised in the period where that word used to be thrown around in interviews and records.
Charlamagne stated that he isn’t a member of the GLBT community. However, he would like to hear how hip-hop fans who are members of the GLBT community react to that line because he cannot tell them to stay calm and not to be offended. He continued saying that Eminem has to understand that when he called Tyler that, he is not only throwing a shot at him, but he is also throwing a shot at each and every gay all over the world. Charlamagne thinks that despite this, Eminem does not care.
Charlamagne was born and also raised in the southeastern region of the U.S. called South Carolina. He rose and became one of the most unique, compelling media personalities today.