Hip-Hop Radio Show The Breakfast Club ‘As You Know It’ Is Over, Says Cohost Angela Yee
UPDATE (Aug. 10):
Angela Yee will be parting ways with The Breakfast Club to start her own show.
After announcing The Breakfast Club "as you know it" will be ending on Twitter last night (Aug. 9), Yee clarified her statement on this morning's show, revealing she will be ending her tenure on the long-running morning show to do her own thing.
"This is something that I've been wanting to do for years now, since way before the pandemic," Yee told listeners. "I am going to be leaving The Breakfast Club. You guys will obviously continue on and it will be a different interaction of the The Breakfast Club. I will have my own show up here at iHeart as well."
Her new show is titled Way Up With Angela Yee
Check out the full announcement below.
ORIGINAL POST (Aug. 9):
It looks like popular hip-hop radio show The Breakfast Club might be done.
According to a tweet from one of the show's cohosts, Angela Yee, earlier this evening (Aug. 9), "The breakfast club as you know it is officially over." She posted an emoji of hands making a heart sign along with the message.
It's worth noting that shortly before that tweet, Yee tweeted, "GOD is good!"
As of press time, fellow cohosts DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God have yet to comment on the matter.
The Breakfast Club, based in New York City, is a syndicated radio show that airs in over 80 markets around the United States. Power 105.1 in NYC is home base for the long-running format. The show launched in December of 2010, and has become popular in hip-hop and beyond for its interviews with rappers and various figures, which are also videotaped and distributed through the show's YouTube channel.
The show has created many viral moments, from Birdman's confrontation and walkout in 2016 to Kodak Black wearing a ski mask for his interview in 2018 to Soulja Boy's iconic "Drake?" meme in 2019.
In 2019, the hosts had an open discussion on whether they should allow now-defamed rapper 6ix9ine on the show again following his arrest for federal racketeering and firearms charges.
“I feel like he used his gang affiliation to benefit himself,” Envy explained. "You decided to tell on everyone that you was just riding on. You turned on everybody. You get released and now you're rewarded for it? I just don't necessarily think it's a message that I want to do. I don't want to promote to kids that you go wild and do some stupid ish and you just go tell on the people you've done and all of a sudden you come out and can put out records and it's all cool."
While Yee brought up the point of view that they'd be giving him a platform to tell his potential redemption story, Tekashi was never featured as a guest on the show again.
In August of 2020, Yee, Envy and Charlamagne received the recognition of The Breakfast Club being inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame.