Speaking on The Tamron Hall Show, the radio host discussed her recent departure from The Breakfast Club among other topics.
“My contract had been up in December, and so I was already trying to figure out, ‘Am I staying here? Am I going somewhere else?’ And I just wanted to keep all of my options open,” Yee said. “I never want to feel like I’m stuck somewhere.”
Yee also spoke about her experience as the only regular female host on the show, adding that she shouldn’t be held accountable for her male counterparts’ controversial actions or comments.
“Sometimes I would feel like I got it harder than [Charlamagne Tha God] did for some things that he said. And so I also want to make it clear that we’re all three individuals. You say what you say, feel how you feel, and I do too. But it’s hard because people affiliate you with the whole group,” Yee said.
She continued: “That was part of why I really wanted to have my own show because now what happens, I’m accountable for that. But when you have three different people with three different opinions or three different viewpoints and completely different personalities – we’re all individuals but sometimes it’s hard for people to separate that.”
The Radio Hall of Famer departed from the popular morning show this past December. At the end of her last broadcast, Yee thanked the entire Breakfast Club crew backstage as everyone said their final goodbyes to her.
“Thank [You] everybody for just being here with us and rocking with us for so long. We’re in the Radio Hall of Fame, that is a huge deal, we don’t take that for granted.”
Yee continued: “It takes a team of people to be able to do this so I’m excited for what The Breakfast Club is going to do.”
Since’s Yee’s departure, several celebrities have served as guest hosts, including Jemele Hill, Jason Lee, Nene Leakes, and Jess Hilarious.