Angela Yee Addresses DJ Envy Calling ‘Cap’ On Her Comments
  • Angela Yee recently replied to DJ Envy, calling out her recent comments about being the only woman on The Breakfast Club.
  • Angela said to Tamron Hall, “Sometimes I would feel like I got it harder than [Charlamagne Tha God] did for some things that he said. And so I also want to make it clear that we’re all three individuals. You say what you say, feel how you feel, and I do too. But it’s hard because people affiliate you with the whole group.”
  • She continued, “I was the only woman who worked there too. I mean, when it came to producers camera people, and it wasn’t an easy room for me to be in. I feel like I did need more backup because even things that I felt, as a woman – if somebody can’t understand your point of view because they’re not coming from where you come from. So that was hard for me, too, to be the only woman there.”
  • After the clip made its rounds online, Envy commented on the Tamron Hall interview clip and said, “That’s not true…There are plenty of women that work behind the scenes on The Breakfast Club.”
  • Now, Yee is offering further clarity on her previous statements, “Usually, I don’t comment or go back and forth with people, but there’s too much spinning. ‘In the room’ referred to the people in the studio: the producer, board op, videographer, and hosts. Yes, they are men. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t amazing women who are execs, salespeople, interns, and in other departments.”
  • She continued, “I’ve said this on many occasions: that it can be hard when your viewpoint is different based on your experience. I didn’t anticipate that this would cause such a firestorm. Everyone texting me ‘are you ok’ (which I appreciate!), and I know I don’t normally take the time to overexplain because it drags things out even more, but that’s all.”
  • What is the best way to deal with conflict in the workplace? How do you approach a co-worker that hasn’t been on task with his or her job?