Despite Ye’s star status, Charlamagne admitted in an interview Kanye’s publicized White House visit to see President Donald Trump could overtake the event’s message.
“For what I’m trying to do which is like elevate the conversation of mental health in the black community and you know, try to eradicate the stigma around mental health, I just didn’t think it’d be a good conversation. It’d be a distraction.” (“Late Show With Stephen Colbert”)
Last week, the “Breakfast Club” co-host announced the nixed mental health panel debate.
— SOHH (@sohh) October 15, 2018
In early October, Charlamagne revealed the event along with Ye’s involvement.
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Oct 17: Join me for a @timestalks with @kanyewest about Anxiety, Therapy, PTSD and all the other Mental Health stuff we don’t discuss enough. Also discussing my new book #ShookOne “Anxiety Playing Tricks On Me” moderated by @joncaramanica of the @nytimes. Buy tickets before they're gone link in my bio!!!
A few months ago, Charlamagne and Kanye linked up for a nearly two-hour interview.