On Monday, Charlamagne Tha God awarded himself the “Donkey of the Day.” It was not the first time the radio host has acknowledged he’s gone too far. This time, it’s for comments he made regarding former NBA player Kwame Brown.
On a recent episode of the All The Smoke podcast associated with Charlamagne’s Black Effect Network, comments were made about Brown by Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes. The Breakfast Club host took it upon himself to defend Brown and spilled some of his family business.
“I’m sure I caused pain for not only Kwame Brown but for his family, especially his family in my hometown of Moncks Corner, South Carolina. You know how I know? Because I spoke to a few of them,” he said in his apology. “I was apologizing for triggering them.”
The radio host is referring to public comments he made about Brown’s father serving a life sentence for attacking his girlfriend with an ax handle and burying her alive. He also said that one of Brown’s brothers is in jail for murder. And he revealed that another brother shot the mother of his child and then tried to commit suicide.
“I’m saying all that to say, leave Kwame alone. That man has been quiet for twenty years; he don’t bother nobody,” said Charlamagne. “Clearly, all that ‘he’s a bust up’ gets to him. You don’t know what people are going through or have been through.”
Once Brown heard the comments, he brought up Charlamagne’s prior rape allegations. Charlamagne’s lawyers responded with a cease and desist order.