Angela Yee Discusses Declining Hot 97 Job & "The Breakfast Club Show" On REVOLT
Angela Yee also says that that she was surprised Kanye West appeared on "The Breakfast Club."
Angela Yee says that The Breakfast Club Show’s television program on REVOLT is going to be an accurate reflection of its radio show.
“The plan is that the show is not supposed to change at all,” Yee says during an interview with Page31TV. "They’re just supposed to film what’s going on. They made it very clear like, ‘You guys do what you do and we’ll work around whatever it is that you’re doing.’ The only difference is that we’ve gotta look a little bit presentable. I guess that’s about it because, so far, from what they’ve told us, we ain’t gotta change nothing. I guess we’ll see what really happens when it happens. It’s a tremendous opportunity for us and we’re excited about it. It’s just another way to get ourselves out there and bring more opportunities for it. We’ve gotta be there every morning to do the show anyway. I think people would love to see what goes on in the studio live everyday. We just can’t be the bums that we are everyday anymore. We’ve gotta snazz it up a little bit—just a little.”
Yee, who was on SiriusXM before she went to Power 105.1 as part of The Breakfast Club, says that she declined a job offer from New York radio station Hot 97.
“It was a practical decision that I’m glad I made,” she says. "When they offered me the job at Hot 97, I just didn’t like the whole way that it happened. Cipha [Sounds] and I used to work together at Sirius. He left to go to Hot 97 and he definitely wanted me to come with him. Before they even offered me the job, they told everybody in the building that I was coming to work there. They were pitching me for advertisers. Mind you, no one had spoken to me. No one had offered me a job. So my job is like, ‘Yo, are you leaving and going to Hot 97, 'cause that’s what we’re hearing?’ I’m like, ‘No. I haven’t even spoken to anybody over there. No one’s talked to me.’ So I think they just assumed no one ever turns down a job there. So, she’s gonna definitely going to take it. I came in there. They offered me the job. I said, ‘Well, I need to think about it.’ And he was like, ‘You need to think about it? What do you need to think about?’ I’m like, ‘I need to think about the low money that you offered me because I make more than that at Sirius now.’ The fact that I wouldn’t be an equal on the show, that was one of my main things. It was Cipha Sounds and [Peter] Rosenberg. I said, ‘Am I gonna be equal to them?’ [They said] 'No you’re not. Your name’s not even gonna be on the show.’ I was like, ‘Well, I have my own show right now. Why would I leave having my own show to come be on a show that I’m not even part of? I’m just an extra person and you’re paying me less money.' Practically, it didn’t make sense to me, practicalitywise. That’s why I turned it down.”
Angela Yee Surprised Kanye West Appeared On The Breakfast Club
Yee says that she thought that Kanye West would turn down an offer to appear on The Breakfast Club.
“Well, I think we never thought Kanye [West] would come on the show. You have to commend Kanye for coming on because Charlamagne gets on him all the time—and not just him, but Kim Kardashian, also. So I was like, ‘Oh, he’s never coming up here.’ You know Kanye don’t need to come on our show. So when Kanye came, we were all like, ‘Kanye’s not coming.’ Even that morning, we were like, ‘I don’t believe he’s going to come. He’s gonna cancel at the last minute.’ But he really did come, so, I have to say he knew everything that was being said about him—that Charlamagne in particular was saying—and he came up there just to kind of confront him. I think that was a great thing that he did. He came to our home, to Charlamagne’s house where Charlamagne had the platform and he stood his ground. He didn’t go crazy. He went crazy after—but not on that actual show."