‘The Breakfast Club’ co-host Charlamagne Tha God sits down with Larry King on the Emmy nominated series “Larry King Now” to discuss his current relationships with former foe Kanye West and mentor Wendy Williams. Plus, Charlamagne takes phone calls from his fans and explains why he’s supporting Hillary in 2016.
Charlamagne Tha God explained to Larry King why rappers continue to perpetuate the ‘thug life’ stereotype associated with their genre and what effect it has on young fans, “I think art is a reflection of life. And you know, I think it’s a lot of social issues that we haven’t dealt with as a person that cause our people to gravitate towards the thug life or the gangster lifestyle, and we do express it through our music, and that music does reinforce it because, when you see people that are celebrating the drug culture or celebrating the gang culture, it makes it look cool.” (clip below)
The popular radio and TV personality also told Larry he’ll vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016 simply because she is a woman, saying he appreciates ‘novelty’ in his presidents, “I love novelty in my presidents, you know what I’m saying? The first time I ever voted was for Barack Obama. And, you know, I voted for him because he was a black man who seemed like he was speaking to me and my generation, and 2016 I’m gonna do the same thing for Hillary ’cause I like Bill and she supports Barack, and she’s a woman. I can’t go back to just a plain white president.” (clip below)
Additionally, for the first time in ‘Larry King Now’ history, Larry took on-air phone calls from fans, including one listener who asks Charlamagne Tha God about LGBT acceptance in the rap and hip hop communities. “I have a theory about homophobia. My theory about homophobia is like, what are you scared of? You’re either scared of gay people or you’re scared that you may be gay. And I think that a lot of times, people are homophobic because of their own insecurities. They’re scared of their own karma. And what I mean by that is, guys—we’ve basically, for lack of a better term, defecated on women for years. We’ve always not shown women any respect and we catcall women when they walk by […] and I feel like we’re afraid of our own karma and afraid that guys are going to do us like that.” (clip below)