Charlamagne Tha God Has Thrived Against All Odds


Lenard Larry McKelvey, professionally known as Charlamagne Tha God is a famous TV and radio personality. Charlamagne Tha God is the co-host of the nationally recognized Breakfast Club radio show. He is also involved in television shows including music-related shows. Born in Carolina, he has witnessed crime and has also been arrested for small offenses before he began the radio career. When he joined the radio profession he adopted the moniker Charlamagne. He was working alongside Wendy Williams and he immediately began gaining popularity for his interviewing techniques with music stars. The majority of his guests on the show were hip-hop stars and rappers.

In 2010, Charlamagne Tha God became the co-host of the Breakfast Club together with other two hosts; Dj Envy and Angela Yee. The show gained lots of popularity and propelled his career. Charlamagne Tha God started getting high-profile opportunities. He has been part of the MTV stints severally and also written a best-selling book. He has also become an important personality in pop culture. Go To This Page for more information.

Charlamagne’s life has not been all rosy. At 22 he was detained after he was accused by a 15-year-old minor of rape that she claimed to have happened a month prior to his arrest. Throughout the investigations, he maintained that he was innocent of the charges. The accuser was not cooperating well with the authorities doing the investigations and they had to let go of the case. Charlamagne Tha God later pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of contributing to the delinquency of the minor and sentenced to three years of probation. The case was closed in 2002.

Charlamagne;s career has continued to thrive after this accusation, however, there is a time the accuser came out again with the same allegation trying to reopen the case against Charlamagne. Charlamagne Tha God was cleared off these charges by the authorities in July 2018 because his DNA was not found on the swabs that were collected using the rape kit in 2001. Throughout, Charlamagne Tha God has always been cooperative, even willingly volunteering to provide his DNA to the authorities. It is an experience that has shaped the future of Charlamagne Tha God and his unwavering belief to remain honest throughout the ordeal has helped him to move forward.


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Charlamagne The God Executive Producing Political Documentary


Entrepreneur and media personality Charlamagne Tha God is executive producing a documentary about Democrat Bakari Sellers’ 2014 run for lieutenant governor of South Carolina. Charlamagne runs his own company, CThaGod World LLC and co-host of Brilliant Idiots a favorite podcast. He has directed and acted in movies like Bodied (2017), on the run eating (2018) and Grow House (2017) to mention but a few. Also, he is a writer and has a book titled “Black Privilege” which ranked sixth in the New York Times of bestselling hardback nonfiction on May 7 2017. Another book he has written is titled “Shook One: Anxiety playing tricks on me”.

‘While I Breathe, I Hope’ focuses on the challenges Sellers and other African-American politicians face while running for public office. Sellers rose to prominence in 2006, becoming the youngest African-American ever to hold office in the United States when he was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives. After 8 years of representing the people of South Carolina he gave up his seat in the house and set his sights on lieutenant governor.

Though he ultimately lost to Republican Henry McMaster, Sellers raised a number of politically charged issues on the campaign trail, including the removal of the Confederate flag from the state capitol building. These issues forced South Carolinians to rethink their heritage and what it means to be an American. It also raised the issue of race and the important role it plays in today’s political process.

“Bakari’s story is one that’s extremely important and needs to be told, especially in today’s political climate. He is one of the most important voices of our present and future,” Charlamagne Tha God said in a statement. “I’m really excited to be part of the project and to support my fellow South Carolina brethren.”

The film also follows Sellers as he reacts with horror to the June 2015 mass shooting inside a Charleston church. White supremacist Dylan Roof murdering 9 unsuspecting worshippers as they prayed inside the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. One of the victims was a friend and former colleague of Sellers, congressman Clementa C. Pickney.

‘While I Breath, I Hope’ will premiere at the New Orleans Film Festival in October.

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