RIP “The Breakfast Club”? Co-host Angela Yee leaves the show

The end of an era.

words by: Kayla Carmicheal
Aug 15, 2022

Earlier this month, Angela Yee, co-host of the ultra-popular radio show The Breakfast Club, tweeted that the show “as you know it is officially over.” Given the Radio Hall of Fame show’s immense popularity, naturally, the tweet made waves all across the internet, with the general public posting replies and quote tweets with various reaction memes and memorable clips of the show.


Following the tweet, the next day during the show, Yee gave her vague tweet some clarity, confirming that while she’s leaving the show, fellow co-hosts DJ Envy and Charlamagne tha God will keep things going. All 3 hosts are experienced reporters of the culture, and the reception of the show only backs their popularity and pulse on what’s happening in hip-hop.


Yee herself has hosted a wildly popular radio show on the side, so leaving to focus on growing it makes total sense. As she noted on the show, “As far as having a nationally syndicated show as somebody in my position — a woman, a Black woman up here … it’s a rarity and it’s a great opportunity and it’s not something I take lightly.”


NYC native DJ Envy has been on the airwaves for over 20 years, most notably known for hosting gigs on The People’s Choice Hit List. In 2006, Charlamagne hopped on the mic with Wendy Williams for the VH1 show The Wendy Williams Experience. He’s also no stranger to TV, as he appeared as a cast member on MTV’s Guy Code and MTV2’s Charlamagne & Friends. Currently, he hosts the Comedy Central show, Hell of a Week with Charlamagne tha God.


So…nothing is really changing, beside who’s hosting it. Very anti-climactic.


The NYC-based radio show airs 6 times a week, Monday through Saturday at the bright and early time of 6AM ET. Quite literally everyone who’s anyone has been a guest on the show, from Nicki Minaj to Kanye West. Sometimes, the one of the only times you’d see your favorite underground rapper is from their freestyle on the airwaves while they sit next to Envy. So it’s good news for fans of the show that as of now, it’s not going anywhere.


Speaking of Nicki Minaj, did you cop your tickets to Rolling Loud yet?


Photo via The Breakfast Club