Charlamagne tha God kept up his beef with LaKeith Stanfield, saying that he likes to get “online and play the victim” on an episode of The Breakfast Club.
The radio host was responding to LaKeith’s Instagram call-out, where the actor called Charlamagne a “hoe” for a line of questioning to his Judas & The Black Messiah co-star Daniel Kaluuya. Charlamagne reignited a long-standing feud with the actor when he implied Stanfield was particularly well-suited to play an informant in the film. Kaluuya shut the host down, saying “We’re not having that,” but the implication had already been made. In a new episode of his radio show, Charlamagne accused the actor of being overly sensitive.
“This is yet another example of LaKeith being able to dish it but he can’t take it because he made comments about The Breakfast Club and other Black outlets being anti-Black, being negative, reinforcing negative stereotypes of Black people, that was back in 2019,” Charlamagne said. “I gave him ‘Donkey of the Day’ for that and pointed out all of the times he’s gone on these white people’s platforms and reinforced negative stereotypes of Black people himself. I left it alone after that. LaKeith did a whole reply video, he did a diss song, he put my face on the cover of the song, and had me with the sambo lips. I didn’t respond to any of that, but I gave him a little jab during the interview with Daniel. I owed him that and that was light.”
“He makes it seem like I’m always coming at him. But he does that all the time. When he made comments about Kamala’s hair last year and got backlash, he got online and said he can say what he wants and nobody’s gonna force him into not saying what he wants,” he continued. “All good but if you gonna have that energy of saying what you want, don’t play victim when people say something back.”