Every so often Hot-97 and Power-105 like to have a throwdown, and now it seems to be on between night host Funkmaster Flex of WQHT (97.1 FM) and morning cohost Charlamagne of WWPR (105.1 FM).
The trigger: the arrest of Hot-97’s Mister Cee on charges related to a male prostitute.
Flex (at right) is a friend of Mister Cee, and apparently he got annoyed when he heard Charlamagne and company talking about Mister Cee’s arrest Monday morning.
So Monday night Flex spent about five minutes roasting Charlamagne, though not by name. He also didn’t refer directly to Power-105, though his references to “that building” were as clear as the references to Charlamagne.
Flex started by calling the charges against Mister Cee “untrue” and saying, “We don’t discriminate against anybody.”
But if the unnamed target of his declaration is going to bring the subject up, Flex warned, payback could be coming.
“I know everything that goes on in that building,” he said, and dropped a veiled hint that if he made some of that knowledge public, it could be embarrassing.
“You know who I’m talking about,” said Flex. “You know the shot I’m sending today. You know the gun I’m loading up today. The choice is yours.”
Flex finished by saying, “You’ll never win. It’s not my fault you can’t get Hot. This radio thing, I’m built for it. And unfortunately, you’re not.”
Yesterday morning Charlamagne – who clearly assumed he was the target – played back part of Flex’s comments and joked, “Wrestlemania was Saturday night. You sound like an old-a– wrestler. Who are you supposed to be, Flex Hogan?”
He recounted the charges against Mister Cee and said, “Don’t get mad at us. Get mad at him. Tell him, I don’t care if you like men, but you got to move a little better.”
Charlamagne also dropped a veiled hint of his own, warning that “if we’re ready for war. . . the pictures we got can break up a happy home.”
And he chided Flex for not mentioning him or anyone at Power by name: “You too old to be throwing subliminals. That’s so 1990s. But you’re a 1990s type of guy. In 2011, we young guys talk to people directly.”
CHARLAMAGNE THE GOD
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