Two names widely known pop culture figures were set to meet on October 17th to have a discussion on mental health in the United States entitled “TimesTalk”. The talk was supposed to shine a light on mental health issues and try to emphasize a shift to making being mentally healthy normal.
However, the conversation never took place as Charlamagne tha God backed out from the discussion after his counterpart in the talk, Kanye West, made a visit to the White House the week before.
Kanye West has been vocal about his struggles with mental health in the past both in his music and in interviews, some people have even suggested that current music including that of Kanye, made mental health disorders appear as something one would desire instead of something which needs to be addressed by a medical professional.
Which is why Charlamagne Tha God had wanted the interview in the first place, but the frenzy from certain media members made him feel as though the timing was now inappropriate. The noted radio host said that the meeting would of been “a total distraction” despite West’s visit not having mental health as a focal point. See This Page for additional information.
Ever since West’s visit there has been an outcry from various media members claiming that the visit in itself, as well as West’s open support for the President, is a sign of mental instability amongst other more racially charged things. This is a drastic shift from someone who has been an icon in the music industry for a long time, and beloved by many who criticize him.
Charlamagne Tha God is a household name in entertainment. he is a cohost of the iHeartRadio program, which features hip-hop music and the breakfast club while in television he is featured in Viacom. Charlamagne Tha God 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”.