Veteran radiocaster Angela Yee set the internet off when, in a tweet, she confirmed that “The Breakfast Club as you know it is officially over.”
Is ‘The Breakfast Club’ really over?
The internet has been in a frenzy since Yee dropped the epic bombshell. The 46-year-old New Yorker left a ton of clues up for interpretation, with fans bemused at the implications of her viral tweet.
With all roleplayers yet to come forward with more clarity on the situation, an old clip of Yee as a guest on the Earn Your Leisure podcast, where she candidly spoke out about her contractual hurdles with iHeart Radio, surfaced.
Angela Yee detailed her contract situation with iHeart Radio
This was back in May 2022, and Yee, asked about her standing with iHeart, casually revealed that her contract with The Breakfast Club expired in December 2021, and that, prior to the recent bombshell revelation, she was operating on a month-to-month extension amid renewal negotiations.
Yee also revealed the outline of her revenue agreement with iHeart Radio. Under the most recent contract, she and her co-hosts earned a basic salary and a quarterly revenue share of every market syndication The Breakfast Club competes in.
However, based on recent negotiations, it seems that the two parties, Yee and iHeart, could not find a resolution in the demands she may have made.
As speculation remains rife, it remains to be seen if Yee’s now-former co-hosts Charlamagne and DJ Envy will surface on Wednesday’s Breakfast Club morning slot.
Five best interviews from ‘The Breakfast Club’
The New York-based morning radio show was launched in 2010 and has since been the number one urban platform in the United States. In 2020, The Breakfast Club was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame for its years of top-draw dominance. At the time, Yee described the accomplishment as a great honour.
“What an accomplishment! … And for everyone who listens to us in the morning and is part of our family, thank you so much for this honor!” she wrote back then.
To celebrate the enormous feat achieved by Yee, Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy, here are five classic Breakfast Club interviews that, in one way or the other, shaped urban culture:
Dame Dash’ masterclass on entrepreneurship
The day Fredro Starr saw red
Birdman’s marching band pressing Charlamagne and crew on set
Kanye West’s foreboding interview
The only time Jay-Z ever set foot at The Breakfast Club