Charlamagne Tha God is an American television and radio personality. He is a co-host of a nationally acclaimed radio show called “The Breakfast Club” among other shows. Growing up, Lenard (Charlamagne Tha God) started selling illegal stuff and was arrested for possession of marijuana and cocaine with intent to distribute.
Biography of Charlamagne Tha God
Charlamagne Tha Dieu whose real name is Lenard McKelvey was born on the 29th day of June 1978 at Charleston, South Carolina, USA; to American parents Larry Thomas McKelvey and his mother whose name we cannot provide.
He grew up in the hood and had to hustle his way out. After the first time he was arrested for possession of marijuana, Charlamagne Tha God was arrested a second time for witnessing a shooting that occurred while he was in the back seat of a car. He would then remain in jail for 41 days but was eventually released on bail by his mother after his father refused to post bail.
On his release from prison, Charlamagne Tha God then tried to improve his life by taking evening classes and becoming a radio trainee. He did so well and quickly became the second popular personality on the mic with radio host Wendy Williams, and that’s how Charlamagne Tha God came into the limelight.
Rise to Glory
In 2008, Charlamagne Tha God fired his radio program for his “unorthodox and direct” interviewing of hip-hop/R&B artists on a radio show. This caused problems between him and his guests, but it all worked to his advantage as it increased his profile and popularity.
However, he still tells his fans that there is no bad blood between him and Williams when their relationship soured. Charlamagne Le Dieu said he sees her as his mentor and feels no harm for her. He also hosted a few shows like The Breakfast Club with Angela Yee on WWPR-FM and DJ Envy in New York, New York.
Lenard is not only a radio personality, he also has television appearances to his name, he made his television debut in November 2015 when he was a cast member of Guy Code.
Guy’s Code was a comedy TV show on MTV2, where they talk about men and a special code of conduct men should have. The show ended on March 26, 2015 after 5 seasons and 63 episodes.
Charlamagne Tha God also co-hosted MTV New Year’s live from Times Square and performed on the MTV2 show; Charlamagne & Friends. In 2015, he was a correspondent for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards pre-show.
Currently, Charlamagne Tha God stars and hosts the MTV2 show “Rare Sense with Charlamagne Tha God”, and he also narrates the BET Show, Inside the Tag. He has also appeared in a few movies and series like Empire, Guy Court, Ride Along, Wild’N Out, and 2017 Grow House among others.
When asked how and why he chose the name Charlamagne Tha God, he replied;
“When I was hustling I was called Charles because I didn’t want people who were buying me crack to know my real name. And then when I was in night school, I was reading in the history book about Charlemagne, which is Charles the Great’s French. »
Well… the name stuck. He also revealed that he added the “Tha God” because it sounded cool.
Known for his direct and unorthodox approach, he once had an expensive joke that if he found out he was sleeping with a transgender; the woman was going to “die”. He went on to say that it was a punishable offense and that their will of choice was taken away from them. However, the transgender community did not find it funny and expressed their displeasure with the statement.
Wife – jessica gadsden and kids
Charlamagne Tha God’s wife is a fitness instructor and fitness instructor by name; Jessica McKelvey (born Jessica Gadsden). She was born on the 29th of November 1981. He married his high school sweetheart as they had been together since high school and started dating in the late 90s. They got married on the 6th of September 2014.
Charlamagne Tha God keeps his family’s information low, but he talks about it a lot on his shows and podcasts. We really can’t blame the man for keeping this information private.
It is known that he has two children, but their names and birth dates are, however, anonymous for privacy reasons as we explained earlier. We know that the sex of her first child is female and that she is still at her young age.
What is Charlamagne Tha God net worth?
His net worth is estimated to be around $2 million.