TV personality and Power 105 radio host Charlamagne Tha God could easily contend for the title of most outspoken person in urban media today. The South Carolina native has made a career of speaking exactly what’s on his mind for better or worse.
Until recently he’d always had a good relationship with Young Money artist Nicki Minaj, appearing on a special edition of her Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded album, and even jokingly referring to himself as a Barb — the nickname for Minaj’s rabid fans.
Somewhere along the way the two fell out and Charmalagne thinks he knows where it was. He recently used his Brilliant Idiots podcast to explain:
I got mad love for Nicki Minaj even though she ain’t f——g with me right now. She unfollowed me on Twitter. She made calls to people in radio, people that I work for, and said she’s never coming on “The Breakfast Club” again.
I know she got upset when I said “‘Anaconda” was corny. My exact synopsis on “Anaconda” when it first came out was I’m not really feeling this record. It’s not for me. It’s for girls. It’s for kids. It’s for people who like to shake their a–. I said when the video comes out, I will probably appreciate this song more. But then I said, “It’s going to work. I just think it’s corny.”
Charlemagne also thinks that his remarks about Nicki’s current contemporary and rival Iggy Azalea deserving BET’s Best Female Hip Hop Artist award rubbed Nicki the wrong way as well.