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Charlamagne tha God Bio
Charlamagne tha God born Lenard Larry McKelvey is an American radio presenter, television personality, and author. DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Tha God co-host the nationally syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club. He also stars in Guy Code, Guy Court and Girl Code.
He began hosting the MTV2 show Uncommon Sense in 2015. And was previously on The Wendy Williams Experience with Wendy Williams on VH1.
Charlamagne tha God Age
He was born Lenard Larry McCovey on June 29, 1980 in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. He is 43 years
Charlamagne tha God Family
As a teenager, he started selling drugs and got arrested twice. For possessing cocaine and marijuana with the intent to distribute. He faced his third arrest after witnessing a shooting from the back seat of a car. And remained in jail for 41 days as his father refused to pay his bail. He later contacted his mother, who paid his bail and secured his release.
Charlamagne tha God Wife | Charlamagne and Wife
Charlamagne tied the knot with his high school sweetheart Jessica Gadsden in 2014, and the two are happily married. Therefore, he is married, and his wife’s name is Jessica Gadsden. Gadsden is a personal trainer and fitness instructor.
Charlamagne tha God Daughter | Charlamagne Kids | Wife and Kids
Though Charlamagne tries to keep his personal life very private, he is believed to have two daughters.
Charlamagne tha God Radio Station
Charlamagne began attending night school after being released from the county jail. He finally got a job as a radio intern.
Charlamagne tha God Breakfast Club | The Breakfast Club | Podcast
Alongside DJ Envy and Angela Yee, Charlamagne began hosting The Breakfast Club. The show airs on WWPR-FM in New York City, New York, along with its national television simulcast on Revolt.
Charlamagne tha God Donkey Of The Day
In The Breakfast Club show, Charlamagne gives people the credit they deserve for being stupid by crowning one “Donkey of The Day.”
Charlamagne tha God HBO
HBO announced in 2018 that they would be teaming up for a series of four interview specials called The Gray Area With Tha God.
Charlamagne tha God Wendy Williams
Charlamagne became second mic to radio host Wendy Williams and later developed the stage name of Charlamagne, taken from his pseudonym as a drug dealer, “Charles”.
He created a new persona based on Charlemagne, who ruled much of western Europe in the late 700s and early 800s, whom he had read about at night school. He then added “Tha God” because it “sounded cool”.
Relations between him and Wendy Williams worsened. Despite this, Charlamagne has stated numerous times on his show The Breakfast Club that he views Williams as a mentor and bears no ill feeling toward her.
Charlamagne tha God Book
- Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It – 2017
- Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me – 2018
Charlamagne tha God Black Privilege
His book Black Privilege was published by the Simon & Schuster imprint Touchstone in 2017. Steven Kurutz of The New York Times gave the book a mostly positive review, describing it as “a street-smart self-help guide” with typically blunt advice offered in eight different principles.
It shares his unlikely success story as well as how embracing one’s truths is a fundamental key to success and happiness.
Charlamagne tha God Shook One
In Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me, Charlamagne reveals his blueprint for breaking free from your fears and anxieties. He chronicles his journey to beat those fears and also shows a path that you too can take to overcome the anxieties that may be holding you back.
Charlamagne tha God Fired
The host of the nationally syndicated iHeartMedia program The Breakfast Club was facing pressure over a 17-year-old Jessica Reid rape allegation with a new petition demanding his firing.
Reid accused him of rape in 2001. He finally plead guilty of a lesser charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and was sentenced to three years of probation.
Charlamagne tha God Salary
Being the host of the nationally syndicated Heart Media program The Breakfast Club, He receives a good salary of $3 million.
Charlamagne tha God Net Worth
Through his wide career of many years in the media, Charlamagne has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Charlamagne tha God Quotes
- “Your opinion of yourself becomes your reality.”
- “You can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it.”
- “I’d rather be the person that’s respected than the person that’s liked.”
- “The greatest gift God ever gave man is the power of choice.”
- “You have to disrupt your current situation to change your trajectory.”
- “The truth is the truth whether anyone believes it or not.”
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“Tha God, a straight guy, married his adorable high school girlfriend.”
Charlamagne tha God Kanye West
During his radio show “The Breakfast Club” in 2013, Charlamagne interviewed Kanye West, who expressed his frustrations with the fashion industry and his desire to be acknowledged as a legitimate designer.
Over the years, the two have had several public interactions, with Charlamagne being a radio and TV personality known for conducting provocative interviews, while Kanye is a rapper, producer, and fashion designer famous for his controversial behavior and statements.
Charlamagne tha God Height
The popular media personality stands at a height of 1.68 m.