Redman talks hosting VH1’s new series ‘Scared Famous’ on ‘The Breakfast Club’
Red also dives into growing old in hip hop and Eminem’s BET Hip Hop Awards cypher.
For its latest contribution to reality television, VH1 is set to introduce Scared Famous. The competitive reality series will see ten stars from hit shows such as Love & Hip Hop, America’s Next Top Model, Mob Wives, and Black Ink Crew housed in a creepy estate, and pitted against each other in challenges in hopes of winning $100,000 for the charity of the victor’s choice. The show’s host, hip-hop legend Redman, came through The Breakfast Club to promote Scared Famous, which premieres tonight.
The self-proclaimed Master of Scare-a-Monies for VH1’s new series promised to stick to hosting duties. He also admitted that he’s a fan of many of the shows that air on the cable network. “I love VH1 shows. I ain’t going to lie,” he said. “I like a little ignorance sometimes. I watch the shows. I’m heavy on it.”
Rapper Vince Staples recently sparked somewhat of a controversy when he suggested in a tweet that Eminem’s career would be the equivalent to Redman’s had he been Black. After Charlamagne Tha God brought the topic up, the “How High” rapper spoke on his relationship with Em, eventually praising Slim Shady’s performance at the recent BET Hip Hop Awards. “He could’ve went up there and bodied it, but he used his position and his color to address the unjust,” Redman said about Em’s thought-provoking freestyle, which was aimed at President Donald Trump.
Having clocked in over 20 years in the rap game, Redman expressed that he didn’t always believe that he’d be performing professionally for as long as he has been. “I use to tell my moms, ‘I ain’t rapping at 43. I’m going to be set,’ but I’m rapping past 45,” he said. Later, he added, “When you’re an artist, you’re an artist forever. Your fans grow with you.” Seeing legendary acts likes Gladys Knight and Lionel Richie still be able to tour helped to change Red’s attitude towards growing old in hip-hop, he stated.
More of Redman’s interview with The Breakfast Club can be viewed above.