Angela Yee confirms she’s leaving ‘The Breakfast Club’ to host her own show, list of potential replacement surfaces

It’s the end of an era.

Angela Ye announced on August 10 that she was officially leaving”The Breakfast Club‘ after 12 years to start her own daily show. Founded in 2010, The Breakfast Club became a staple in the hip-hop community and helped skyrocket the careers of its co-hosts, including Yee, Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy.

Angela Yee reveals she’s leaving The Breakfast Club to launch her new show with iHeart called Way Up with Angela Yee. (Photo: @angelayee/Instagram)

The 46-year-old confirmed the news during an episode of The Breakfast Club while addressing the cryptic tweet she shared the night before.

Yee’s tweet read, “Breakfast club as you know it is officially over.” In the clip, Charlamagne asked Yee to clarify what she meant, as many assumed the show was in danger of being canceled after her post.

Yee said, “This is very exciting. This is something I’ve wanted to do for years, well before the pandemic. I actually sat down with our big boss Thea and told her, ‘Look, I really want to have my own show.'”

As the conversation continued, Yee revealed that when she first came up with the idea for her show, she thought it would be a weekend gig that would eventually turn into a full-time job rather than with her current schedule at The Breakfast Club” would come into conflict. and “Lip Service” Podcast.

She said: “I thought I might be able to create something like a weekend situation someday to have my own show again. … So I figured I’d still be here and doing that show too. But years later they approached me here at iHeart, Thea sat down with me and told me they were going to give me my very own show.”

Towards the end of Yee’s speech, she announced that Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy will remain co-hosts of the show, although she is leaving The Breakfast Club for her new business venture.

Yee explained, “I’m leaving ‘The Breakfast Club’, you guys are obviously going to move on and it’s going to be a different iteration of ‘The Breakfast Club.’ But I will also have my own show at iHeart.”

The Gossip of the City blog publishes a list of potential replacements for The Breakfast Club after Angela Yee announced her departure from the show. Photo: @gossipofthecitytea/Instagram

In addition to the leaving news, Yee shared that her new gig, reportedly titled “Way Up with Angela Yee,” will be a nationally syndicated daily show and will air in the fall.

Immediately after Yee’s announcement, her co-hosts not only congratulated her, but also let the public know that they were very much aware of Yee’s news.

As Yee’s tweet and departure news circulated online, social media blog Gossip of the City posted a photo of an alleged iHeart Media document listing Yee’s potential successors and their alleged salary offers. The list included rapper and reality star Remy Ma, Trent Simonian, NWO Sparrow, Mutha Knows and Roxy Romeo.

Although the list appears online, no additional information has been released. Angela Yee confirms she’s leaving ‘The Breakfast Club’ to host her own show, list of potential replacement surfaces

James Brien

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