He's always been one to go off on extended tirades, but Mr. West 's "Yeezus" tour set a new bar for his impassioned rants. During one of many on the tour, he took aim at Sway Calloway (again) and Charlamagne for their lack of career achievements:
"If I go to a radio interview..shut the fuck up! What the fuck did you do? Everybody who be writing all that shit, to fucking diss me and talk shit, what the fuck did you do? What have you done with the past 10 years of your motherfucking life? Charlamagne? Sway!? What have you done? Fuck you did? I am Yeezus."
Watch him deliver the sermon below.
During this year's BET Awards, Charlamagne was doing what he does best, which is taking shots at celebrities. In a since-deleted tweet, he wrote that "The Game" star Lauren London "left her waist trainer at home," which prompted London's boyfriend, Nipsey Hussle, to bring up a skeleton from Tha God's closet:
One of The Breakfast Club's most popular segments is "Donkey of the Day," where Charlamagne takes it upon himself to call someone out for a seemingly idiotic thing they've done recently. As you can imagine, said "Donkeys" often take offense. One such example came earlier this year when the radio host gave the (dis)honor to Migos for donating what he thought was a paltry amount of money to an Atlanta high school. First, they tweeted him, then they included a shot at him on the track "Migos Origin," and to cap it off, they included some footage from the same clip Nipsey Hussle shared in the song's video. SKRT SKRT SKRT
Those five guys who tried to jump Charlamagne on the street aren't the only ones to threaten him with physical violence; Busta Rhymes is the one of the few rappers we know of who has though. According to both men, they were at a post-BET Awards party at Nobu in 2012 when an altercation arose. Charlamagne says that Busta approached him about an apparently "disrespectful" interview his baby mama did on the Wendy Williams show in 2004 (which Charlamagne found strange, because he only co-hosted the show from 2006 to 2008), but the conversation quickly moved to some comments Charlamagne had made about the rapper's recent music. He then claims that Busta shouted "You need to stop acting like a tough guy" and asked him to put down his drink, but a fight never ended up breaking out. Busta basically corroborates that when retelling his side of the confrontation. Listen to both sides below.
Shump's definitely best-known for his basketball career, but let's not forget that he also raps on the side. This has apparently been a source of humor for Charlamagne and DJ Envy, so Shump released a diss track called "#How2Hate" that includes the line "Tell Charlamagne when he see me, better holla at me, hater." Listen to it below, and then watch a TMZ video of Shump clarifying the song's message.
Truth be told, many white rappers are deserving of ridicule, but Charlamagne seems to be particularly sensitive to their presence in hip hop. On multiple occasions, he's dissed Machine Gun Kelly and Yelawolf, the latter of whom he said reminded him of "the white dude you met in prison, and to keep people off him he starts rapping" while interviewing Slaughterhouse. Echoing Kanye's assertion that radio personalities haven't accomplished much on their own, Yela dissed Tha God on his "Primus freestyle":
"Like Charlamagne Tha God fuckin' hates me
Man, wish I felt accomplished by having such a prestigious
Over achieving genius like Charlamagne to complain about me
Why can't somebody whose really done something doubt me?"
Listen to the track below.
Somewhat surprisingly, RiFF RAFF's never seemed to draw the ire of Charlamagne for his music or race. Instead, Tha God clowned him for bringing the obviously-out-of-his-league Katy Perry to the VMAs last year. Jody Highroller couldn't let that stand.
When Onyx showed up to The Breakfast Club in 2014, they quickly made it clear that they were there to start shit. They began by clowning Charlamagne for the now-infamous video that Nipsey and Migos also cited, and things got even more heated when Charlamagne brought up 50 Cent's claim that he punched Fredro in the face. Fredro also didn't appreciate Charlamagne bringing up his past relationship with Brandy, and for a moment there, things looked like they could get ugly.
Another "Donkey of the Day" alum, James got the award after his infamous rant about the state of New York hip hop at a concert in the city. Charlamagne was pretty brutal in his takedown of the "All Gold Everything" rapper's career, and in response, Trinidad singled him out in his track "L.I.A.A.R.$.": "Ain't no god for Charlamagne if he try me again." Listen to both dudes' disses below:
Charlamagne has had it out for Lil Twist on a number of occasions, first warning Justin Bieber to not be friends with the rapper on an early Breakfast Club appearance, then reiterating his belief that Twist is a bad influence on VladTV, and finally slapping him with a "Donkey of the Day" tag after he crashed Bieber's car. Twist responded on his "No Flex Zone" remix last year:
"Fuck Charlamagne, you a bitch (fuck em)
Shit, niggas outside like the Clippers getting red, get ya fucking wig split"