Charlamagne Tha God has weighed in on the recent news that Showtime’s Desus & Mero wouldn’t be returning for a fifth season due to the show’s hosts opting to pursue separate endeavors.
Charlamagne has long championed the brilliance of the proud Bronx natives, and The Breakfast Club co-host has attributed the widespread reporting of the award-winning duo’s break-up to the toxicity within Hip Hop culture.
“One thing this situation reminds me of is we really are a culture that’s quick to talk about bad news,” he said.
“Like, Desus & Mero been on TV from Vice to Showtime and this show is critically acclaimed, they got a New York Times best-selling book, brand deals and have done some amazing things together and I’ve never seen the culture collectively report on those great things the way they’ve done this break-up.
“That’s just the way it is. People will scream about what they think is your failures and they’ll whisper about your success.”
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Charlamagne’s Breakfast Club co-host DJ Envy wished Desus and Mero the best in the future, which was a surprise to some given their famous 2018 squabble.
Desus and Mero first linked up at Complex in late 2013. They launched their widely-successful Bodega Boys podcast in 2015 and then took their talents to VICE for Desus & Mero in 2016.
The Bronx-bred, award-winning duo eventually fled VICE in 2018 for broader pastures at Showtime, where they held steady for four seasons from 2019 through 2022.
“Shouts to showtime & shouts to the hive, thanks for being part of the journey. proud of the show my staff made every episode. Big tings soon come,” Desus wrote on Twitter.
shouts to showtime & shouts to the hive, thanks for being part of the journey. proud of the show my staff made every episode. Big tings soon come…. https://t.co/bKKezHz5qS
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) July 18, 2022