While Kanye West’s Donda album is expected to debut at
No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with about 350,000 total album-
equivalent units sold, it’s not all roses from the critics.
The Breakfast Club‘s Charlamagne Tha God and DJ
Envy shredded the “exhausting” album on Monday
(August 30) in their review and Envy took things a
step further when getting personal and calling Kanye
West out for being a “clown in a circus.” He seemed
to be hinting at being disappointed in how Kanye was
moving and interacting with people behind the
DJ Envy didn’t walk back calling Kanye a “clown” but
apologized to his associates such as Pusha T
and manager Bu Thiam for grouping them in with
“I called him a clown and I still stand by that, and I
still mean that. So many people called me — artists,
athletes, OGs, newer artists, younger artists, Kanye’s
team,” the morning show co-host said. “They asked
me why do [I] think that the people that I named–
which was Pusha T, John Monopoly, Free, and Bu
[Thiam] — are like that too?
“I said, ‘I feel like you enable him to do it. Like you
don’t stop him from doing the wild-out stuff behind
the scenes that I think is really disrespectful, and he
should be humbled. And they told me that that’s a lie.
He continued, “They was like, ‘That is not true. When
you’re dealing with somebody that has emotional
problems and bipolar [disorder] and things like that,
you can’t necessarily control them.’ It’s
uncontrollable — you do what you can to make sure
that things are all right and they try to stay in there as
a brother. But they said yeah, they agreed that some
of the things he does is foul, but they said they can’t
control that man.
Angela Yee then chimed in about how tough it can be
to control someone who suffers from bipolar
disorder and is off their medication.
“To those brothers, yes I get it,” Envy admitted. “And
me calling y’all clowns was foul. But I still think
Kanye is a clown for the things that he does. Shout
out to all them individuals that were able to tell me
their side. When I make a mistake, I say it.”
Envy continues to be very outspoken with his
opinions. Isn’t that why he’s on the show tho ?