“If there’s a problem, you address it,” DJ Envy told REVOLT TV in an exclusive interview after he walked out of a Breakfast Club interview with comedic duo Desus & Mero earlier today (March 15).
As reported this morning, things didn’t go according to plan on today's Breakfast Club episode. After confronting guests Desus & Mero for a joke made on their own hit Viceland show about Envy's wife, and receiving an apology from the tandem, DJ Envy decided to remove himself from the situation.
"And I addressed it as a man," Envy continued. "They apologized and it kind of went from there."
“After the apology, I was still tight, because I still felt a way about it and I’m not the type of person that’s going to sit there and just be upset and act like I’m happy,” admitted Envy. “I just figured I’m going to gracefully back out and not do it, and that’s what I did.”
Throughout the history of their show, The Breakfast Club crew, comprised of DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne tha God, has been known for roasting guests, entertainers and whoever else makes the headlines with entertaining mishaps. So it came as a surprise to many that the NYC radio staple felt so strongly about Desus’ seemingly harmless comment.
Envy stressed that his issue wasn’t with him being the center of a joke. “A joke’s a joke,” he said. “I can take them how I want to take them. I’m not going to address somebody for a joke. I might joke back, but the problem is when you talk about somebody’s wife.”
“I don’t think they intentionally did it to hurt me or to try to hurt my family,” said the DJ. “I think they thought it was jokes and they understand now that it wasn’t funny in my eyes.”
Although an apology couldn't prevent Envy from walking off of today’s show, he assured that the incident shouldn’t stop Desus and Mero from appearing on The Breakfast Club in the future. “There’s no ill will to them,” said Envy. “They apologized. It is what it is.”
Interview and additional reporting by Joed Esperance