Sunday, April 18, 2021

Charlamagne tha God Says Conversation with Rush Limbaugh About White Privilege was ‘Waste of Time’ [Video]

*Breakfast Club” host Charlamagne tha God is less than thrilled about his interview with conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh

The duo chopped it up recently about white privilege and white supremacy in the wake of George Floyd’s death. But Charlamagne called the conversation a “waste of time.”

“What really bothered me about that conversation was, after I left that conversation I felt like it wasn’t productive,” he explained to Stephen Colbert, per TooFab. “I have no problem talking to people from the other side but I just have to feel like that’s really your truth. I don’t know if I got that from Rush, it felt like more of a performance.”

Charlamagne went on to note how Rush “eloquently” described white supremacy and white privilege to a fan on Rush’s own show after the interview but wouldn’t acknowledge it during their discussion.

“It didn’t feel productive, it felt like a waste of my time,” Charlamagne said.

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Charlamagne tha God, Rush Limbaugh

During their exchange, Rush said, “I don’t buy into the notion of white privilege. I think that’s a liberal, political construct right along the lines of political correctness.”

“It’s designed to intimidate and get people to shut up and admit they’re guilty of doing things they haven’t done. I don’t have any white privilege.”

He then called white supremacy a “construct.”

Charlamagne had fired back, “You’re being delusional.”

Meanwhile, when it comes to the protests over George Floyd’s death, Charlamagne told Colbert that he’s not surprised by the civil unrest.

“I always say that right now, America’s being exposed for the illusion it’s always been,” he explained. “America advertises itself as an all-inclusive resort, but it’s really a private club founded by old rich white men for rich white men, and they make the rules.”

“We’re all caught up in this web of white supremacy and nothing is gon’ get us out of that web until you have more privileged white men who are willing to dismantle that system.”

Scroll up and watch/hear him tell it via the clip above. 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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