Angie Martinez Tells All: The Stories Behind Her Classic Interviews

Balancing Her Personal Life

Angie Martinez: "I have a great life, I have a certain amount of privacy. I can do normal things but I also have amazing access, great friends, I have some friends who are very famous and can’t do a lot of the things that I can do. But then I also have access and I have a pretty good job and a good life. Some people always want more fame but I think you’re given what you can handle. [Laughs] I like my life the way it is.

 

I have a great life, I have a certain amount of privacy. I can do normal things but I also have amazing access, great friends, I have some friends who are very famous and can’t do a lot of the things that I can do.

 

"I have a 9-year-old son, around me he acts like [me being on the radio] is no big deal. He comes with me to the station all the time. I heard him say, ‘My mom had Carmelo Anthony on her show the other day’ to some kid on his basketball team. I think he thinks things like that are cool but it’s just normal to him, it’s not weird or superficial, it’s just what my job is. He does ask me sometimes who my guest is and he wants to know if he wants to come with me or not.

"You know what’s so funny? I try not to [let him listen to all rap] just for language reasons and certain things you don’t want your kid saying around the house but somehow he hears stuff anyway. Sometimes I hear him singing songs and I’m like ‘What are you singing!’ He’s not singing the dirty version but I talk to my kid, if he has any questions about it, we can talk about it. I try to be careful, I’m not overly ‘You can’t listen to any rap’ but I’m also not playing him the dirty version of the Jeezy album, either. He’s excited when I interview an athlete, he’s into sports, and he was excited when I interviewed Kanye, he was excited about Justin Bieber.

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