Now that it’s been a few weeks since her exit from The Breakfast Club, Angela Yee has been getting candid about the years she spent working alongside DJ Envy and Charlamagne tha God. “I was the only woman who worked there, too. When it came to producers, camera people – and it wasn’t an easy room for me to be in,” the media personality explained on the Tamron Hall Show earlier this week. “I feel like I did need more like backup.”
Following the 47-year-old’s interview, her former cohosts – and past guests on the radio show – were quick to chime in with their opinions. Both Erica Mena and Lil Mama had plenty to say about Yee being just as bad as her male counterparts, who have previously been known to make women cry with their comments. Additionally, the former pointed out that Angela was aware of DJ Envy’s marriage when knowingly watched the mother of three hook up with him, thinking he was single.
DJ Envy Calls Cap
For his part, the New York entertainer has markedly called cap on his former coworker’s claims. “That’s just not true,” he wrote in The Shade Room‘s Instagram comments earlier this weekend. “There are plenty of women that work behind the scenes on @breakfastclubam.” In an interview, Envy spoke further on the situation, telling the media that he believes Yee “misspoke” when discussing her time on the show.
“It was her, Charlamagne and myself, so she was the only woman on air,” he noted. “But behind the scenes, I mean, our boss – the actual person that pays our bills and pays our checks and hires us – is Thea Mitchem, who’s a woman. I think she misspoke, I think the words were taken out of I guess technicality. I’m sure she would clean it up, but there’s a lot of women who work on that show,” DJ Envy later added.
Angela Yee Addresses the Drama
Turns out his prediction was correct, as Yee used her Twitter account to address the rampantly running gossip. “Usually I don’t comment or go back and forth with people, but there’s too much spinning,” she began. “‘In the room’ referred to the people in the studio: the producer, board op, videographer, and hosts. Yes, they are men. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t amazing women who are execs, salespeople, interns, and in other departments,” the entertainer explained in a series of posts.
“I’ve said it on many occasions: that it can be hard when your viewpoint is different based on your experience,” she went on. “I didn’t anticipate that this would cause such a firestorm.” Keep scrolling to read Yee’s full explanation, and let us know if you miss hearing her on The Breakfast Club in the comments.