After headlines surfaced with claims that radio personality Charlamagne Tha God actually “raped” his wife, Jessica Gadsden during their first sexual encounter, the author took to the airwaves to clarify that he did not rape his wife.
— The Root (@TheRoot) July 24, 2018
Charlamagne Tha God Addresses Rape Allegations Surrounding His Wife:
On The Breakfast Club this morning, Charlamagne Tha God took a moment to address allegations that he raped his wife during their first sexual encounter. The “Starr Report” posted an old audio interview on Twitter last week where Charlamagne Tha God implied that he ‘raped’ his wife as she was drunk.
I keep telling’ y’all. I’ve told y’all this over and over. It’s a lot of things guys did especially when we were young that were rape that we just didn’t consider rape. I’m married to my wife. Me and my wife dated for a whole year, she would not give me no pussy. Me and my wife hung out one Saturday night and she got sloppy drunk and passed out in my momma’s house and I got that pussy. She was f*cking me back and all that but she was really drunk. I asked her yesterday, ‘Yo, did I rape you the first time we ever had sex?’ And she goes, ‘I mean in hindsight, yeah…’
The controversial radio host shared that he was having a conversation with his wife about rape culture and whether or not having drunk sex was considered rape. He acknowledged that his tone and choice of words were wrong when he was having the conversation during his podcast. An old interview surfaced where Charlamagne Tha God said he “raped” his wife during their first sexual encounter as she was under the influence. To clear things up, Charlamagne Tha God called his wife to get her take on it. Point blank, Charlamagne asked his wife,Jessica Gadsden, if he raped her. Affectionately calling her “Mook”, Charlamagne asked his wife if she felt like discussing the topic. For the most part, Charlamagne likes to keep his personal life pretty quiet and his family out of the public eye.
Did I rape you the first time we had sex with each other?, Charlamagne asked his wife.
That’s not what happened, we both know what happened and I was not passed out. I was very coherent, like enough for me to lift off my hips so you could take my panties off, Charlamagne’s wife stated on the air.
After doing her part in clearing her husband’s name, Charlamagne ends the conversation by stating his wife does not shy away from confrontation as she runs their household. To further follow up, The Breakfast Club opened the air waves for an honest and open discussion on rape culture. Callers were asked to comment whether or not “drunk sex” can be labelled consensual.
Angela Yee weighed in with her perspective, essentially saying that an already established rapport goes a long way in establishing a respectful boundary.
If there is any question, if you feel they are in any way not in their right mind, just walk away, said Yee. If there is any question at all, don’t do it.