Charlamagne Tha God has made a career out of tearing famous people down, and while this isn’t necessarily unique to him, Charlamagne does it in a way that is often gratuitous and particularly mean — like calling Chingy’s albums “weed plates” to his face in a 2007 interview (back when he was still the Robin to Wendy William’s Batman). Like every skilled bully, Charlamagne is good at preying on people who are least likely to clap back (e.g. Chingy) or have few allies who would clap back for them (e.g. Monique).
While this behavior has won Charlamagne many fans, there is a growing number of people (like myself) who find it disgusting, and as his profile grew, I knew it was only a matter of time before people dug something up from his past. That finally happened this past week, where years-old statements about domestic violence and questionable sex encounters resurfaced.
In a 2013 interview with VladTV, Charlamagne recounts the assault of a girlfriend in his teenage years, and says every guy has “put hands” on a woman at some point — totally false. Also, a quote about his first sexual experience with his wife (back when they were teenagers) is raising eyebrows:
“I keep telling’ y’all. I’ve told y’all this over and over. It’s a lot of things guys did especially when we were young that were rape that we just didn’t consider rape. I’m married to my wife. Me and my wife dated for a whole year, she would not give me no pussy. Me and my wife hung out one Saturday night and she got sloppy drunk and passed out in my momma’s house and I got that pussy. She was f*cking me back and all that but she was really drunk. I asked her yesterday, ‘Yo, did I rape you the first time we ever had sex?’ And she goes, ‘I mean in hindsight, yeah…’”
Charlamagne has since gone into full crisis management mode, releasing a lengthy audio statement last night and then having his wife call into The Breakfast Club this morning to say that he never raped her. Watch the video below.