Not too many people can get away with bragging about their sexual prowess on national television or calling out Kanye West (to his face!), but Charlamagne Tha God has a certain je ne sais quoi that buys him more and more fans every time he says something outrageous. In a recent New York Times interview, the "Guy Code" talking head and host of "Charlamagne & Friends" shared how he's managed to build a solid career out of speaking his mind.
“I’m a slightly obnoxious person,” C Tha God admitted. "I don’t even think about it. I just like to have conversations with people." Of course, success didn't come overnight for the "Breakfast Club" shock-jock host -- after interning at a local radio station in South Carolina, he was recruited in 2005 by the queen of "saying it like you mean it," Wendy Williams, but the work ended up being pro-bono for the first year-and-a-half. "They told me they couldn’t pay me but they’d get me a place to stay," he said. "I was like, 'Cool, because I recognized the opportunity." Let that be a lesson to the entitled.
It wasn't until 2010 that Charlamagne got his big break on "The Breakfast Club," the gig that put him on the map as one of the most outspoken people in the game, but while he's built his popularity around not mincing words, C understands that TV is a whole other beast, and he may need to dial it back for the masses. "You have to grow and evolve and look towards the future," he said.
To see Tha God's future unfold right before your eyes, watch the premiere of "Charlamagne and Friends" January 15 at 11:30/10:30c on MTV2!