Charlamagne tha God and Mayor Pete go back early in this race. Buttigieg was the only white candidate—let alone gay—to appear on tha God’s hugely successful syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club back in March.
Charlamagne said then, “Pete Buttigieg, Democrat mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has thrown his hat into the ring for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nom and explains what his black agenda is. Plus, Mayor Pete goes into what it’s like to be an openly gay politician running for president. With appearances on CBSN, FOX News, MSNBC, The Breakfast Club has proven to be a crucial stop on the road to the 2020 presidential election. Now, another potential candidate drops in to talk their ‘black agenda’ and to pitch why they should be the next President of the United States.”
A cover story on Charlamagne in Chill magazine last year described him thusly:
The cohost of the wildly popular nationally syndicated radio show, The Breakfast Club, Charlamagne is one of the more compelling media personalities out there, a guy who helps drive national conversations around race, politics, hip-hop, and gender. He does so despite the risk of sometimes making public flubs on everything from colorism and Afro-Latina culture to LGBT issues (case in point: an episode in which a guest made a transphobic remark, which Charlamagne didn’t shut down fast enough — a mistake he admits he learned from, especially after meeting with trans people and learning what their real lives were like).
In fact, Charlamagne, who worked his way up in the industry doing small-time radio in South Carolina, seems constantly open to learning and refreshingly willing to admit to his mistakes. He often revisits topics after learning more, something that has endeared listeners to him over the years.
The co-host of the popular podcast Brilliant Idiots and an executive producer with his own production company, CThaGod World, had less of a big break and more a steady climb. His work on radio, led to hosting MTV’s Uncommon Sense With Charlamagne for five years. The format, aroundtable panel of guests discussing politics, media, and current affairs, suited Charlamagne, who likes to bring multiple voices to the table. Now a bonafide media personality and social media influencer, Charlamagne’s popularity both on radio and on TV was solidified on, among other shows, The Wendy Williams Experience on VH1, MTV’s Guy Code, and MTV2’s The Week in Jams.
Watch Mayor Pete on The Breakfast Club below.
And below, in an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett, Charlamagne says he prefers Mayor Pete Buttigieg to former Vice President Joe Biden and that,