His statements came after Yee’s recent interview on The Tamron Hall Show began making rounds on social media on Friday (March 3). During the interview, Yee was asked about being held to task for misogynistic statements made by her male co-hosts on the show.
In addition to sharing that she felt like she often bore the brunt of the criticism, particularly for controversial comments made by Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee told host Tamron Hall that being the only woman involved with the show’s production often put her in a precarious position as well.
“I was the only woman who worked there too, when it came to producers, camera people; and it wasn’t an easy room for me to be in,” she said. “So I feel like I did need more backup. Because even things that I felt as a woman, somebody can’t understand your point of view because they’re not coming from where you come from. And so that was hard for me too, to be the only woman there with nobody to check somebody, ‘You shouldn’t have said that like that.'”
Upon spotting a clip from the interview reposted by The Shade Room, DJ Envy hopped in the comments to denounce Yee’s remarks.
“[Cap emoji] That’s just not true,” he wrote in a first comment under the post. “[Cap emoji] There are plenty of women that work behind the scenes on @breakfastclubam.”
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) March 4, 2023
DJ Envy wasn’t the only one who felt like Angela Yee’s account of her position on the show was less than accurate. Lil Mama — whose own headline-making appearance on the The Breakfast Club was mentioned by Tamron Hall as an example of misogyny on the show — also commented on The Shade Room‘s post.
“Oh PLEASE,” the rapper wrote. “She was up there playing foul games too. She has helped make multiple women (of color especially) feel like the only woman in that room numerous times. #RockThrowingHandHidingBitch”
The Radio Hall of Famer departed from the popular morning show this past December. Months prior, Angela Yee had alluded to her departure tweeting, “The breakfast club as you know it is officially over” followed by a heart-shaped hands emoji.
Her tweet made The Breakfast Club a trending topic on Twitter, with fans sharing their favorite moments from throughout the show’s 12-year history.
The following day, she announced on-air her impending exit from the popular Power 105.1 show, while revealing she would be hosting her very own nationally syndicated daily show on iHeart Radio.
That show, Way Up With AngelaYee, debuted as a syndicated show on various iHeartMedia stations in February.
While Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy have yet to confirm whether a third host will be added to The Breakfast Club lineup anytime soon, the popular morning show has welcomed a number of guest hosts over the past few weeks, including Jemele Hill, Jason Lee, Nene Leakes, and Jess Hilarious.