The American Radio Presenter and Television Personality Charlamagne Tha God opened up in an interview with Bill Rhoden about his personal struggles with PTSD and Anxiety. Talking about his second book ‘Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me,’ The Breakfast Club star got deep about the underlying issues responsible for his anxiety citing his decision at 39 to go to therapy. The book’s title, ‘Shook One,’ is a shout out to the Mobb Deep song ‘Shook Ones.’ “That song is about not being soft or shook. But I am a shook one….A lot of things I thought I did was fearless, but I realized a lot of things that I did, I did because I was scared,” said Charlamagne.
Born on June 29, 1978, as a young teenager he spent time in the dope game eventually being arrested twice for possession. After being released from jail he started attending night school and landed a job as a radio intern. In time he would go on to become second mic to radio host Wendy Williams. Making it clear he is trying to grow from his past mistakes, Charlamagne Tha God is focusing his attention on making a positive impact in his community. “If you want to judge me for old things, I’m fine with that.” Stated Charlamange, “My narrative has completely changed. But you can’t compare 20 year old Charlemagne, 30 year old Charlamange to 40 year old Charlamagne who’s a father and husband.” With two daughters and another on the way, he believes the time has come for men to straighten up in their relationships with women.
The Breakfast Club Star wrapped up the interview with a topic that resonates deeply with many American minorities, the injustice black and brown people are experiencing at the hands of the police. Charlamagne made it clear that he can’t, ‘in good conscience watch the NFL this year,” noting the lack of concern or media attention given by the organization to this hardline civil rights issue.