Chuck D Explains Why He Called Hot 97's Summer Jam A "Sloppy Fiasco"

(AllHipHop News) The ever outspoken Hip Hop representative Chuck D became a target of Hot 97’s morning show hosts when the Public Enemy member tweeted the station has made a “sloppy fiasco” of Hip Hop.

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The social media post led to a response tweet from Hot’s Ebro Darden. It also sparked Peter Rosenberg’s “The Realness” segment accusing Chuck of trolling on Twitter and not actively helping the culture. Rosenberg has since apologized for his comments, but Chuck D visited the Combat Jack Show to discuss why he took aim at Hot 97 to begin with.

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“This was something that was simmering a long time ago. When we first did the Hot 97 Summer Jam 2009 or whatever, and the host of the show came out and said, ‘These are the [n-words] that brought on the revolution. Give it up for these [n-words],'” said Chuck.

Chuck goes on to explain that he took issue with the fact the large crowd made up of a mostly non-black audience was using the n-word so freely.

“You’re looking at 50,000 people. Largely not black – white or whatever. They’re out there and the n-word is being spit. You can see and understand the artist in their music. If they ain’t got no better presentation to bring it across – and that’s all they know because they ain’t taught by nobody – but when the host starts doing that, it’s a problem. So this is five years later, and it’s just got worse,” continued Chuck. “And when you see the artist and the host, and it’s 50,000 people, 60% white people, and they’re also yelling the n-word, quite frankly it’s going to be one of those things that I’m going to say was sloppy.”

The New York legend adds that he did not “go in” on Hot 97 like he could have, and the situation is indefensible and undebatable in his eyes.

“I don’t know what sparked them off. I didn’t say it was wack… You don’t want to hear me going in. I just said, ‘sloppy fiasco,'” stated Chuck. “I don’t know if it was the ‘sloppy.’ Now that we’re living in these metro times, you call somebody sloppy their vertebrae starts collapsing. Or was it ‘fiasco.’ Maybe they thought I was talking about Lupe Fiasco. No, I’m talking about you. It’s sloppy, and these dudes tried to defend it.”

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Listen to Chuck D’s full interview below.



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  • johnblacksad

    “Now that we’re living in these metro times, you call somebody sloppy their vertebrae starts collapsing”

    Go Chuck!

  • Casor_Greener

    Give it up Chuck D. Why don’t you attack these artists instead of these hosts? Picking the easier targets in your old age eh?

    • hoeyuno

      Its like eminem going at boy bands..

    • Brandon Pitts

      He mentioned hosts because he wants balance. Every artist is free to create what they want

      • Casor_Greener

        naw he ducking

      • Brandon Pitts


      • Casor_Greener

        Chuck D is another GUMP

  • Rico

    We live in a generation of no rules, no respect. As kids, when we got out of line, someone was there to check us for it. In today’s society, people have no respect for the elders and therefore its easy for them to bring up the person’s age, or them being ‘out of touch’ with reality. This is why we have a Hip Hop culture that has run wild with no expectations of repercussions. Current society has programmed kids that if anyone has a criticism of what they do, call them ‘Haters’. Without rules, we have chaos. I respect Chuck D because he was was of the guys growing up that told it like it was. He didnt bite his tongue, and made you proud to be a Black man. Respect due.

  • Dayum!

    Chuck is just ethering Hot 97!


  • hoeyuno

    I dont think Rosenberg shoulda went at Chuck. .but I dont get all the hate towards hot 97 lately. Its become trendy to diss them. All they are is a mainstream radio station..peoples petitioning to get the station shut down and people blaming ebro for the state of NY rap…c’mon someone else said on here they a easy target…You see Star go at Ebro at TS?? C’mon Star Ebro would disassemble your sick looking ass..and if peoples dont think Rosenberg adds to hip hop culture listen to his Juan Epstein podcast where the platform is interviewing old school hip hop legends and getting stories of how that shyt formed…

    • Chuck D made them an easy target.

      Obviously he stalled them out / gave them a pass, but he has a point.

      Look at “Total Slaughter” that ‘chet was a “sloppy fiasco” too.

      Hot97 is finished.

      Dissing Chuck D was about as big a dummy move Ebro could have made.

      • hoeyuno

        From a hip hop perspective I agree the Chuck d thing shoulda never made it past the drawing board..but 90% of the peoples on here watch there interviews…I bet youd like that podcast though..and I bet you know some of the people they interview for it..old zulu nation cats that nobodys cared to listen to since 1987!! There jewels man..for someone like me whos obsessed over hip hop and New York from a distance there history lessons you wouldn’t get unless you were at those parks at the beginning. .


        I fugged with hot 97, through all their fiascos, until they dissed Chuck.#FAILFUGGINBLOG for REAL!

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        can you really blame total slaughter on hot97??

      • I’m blaming Hot97, even if Em’s Rosenberg isn’t the same one…LOL~N

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        lol yeah ems Rosenberg is an record executive … not the radio personality you hear on hot97 lol …. took me a minute to figure that out to … cause im an Eminem fan so ive know about ems Rosenberg for a long time .. then the hot97 Rosenberg comes along and initially I thought he got onsome Combat Jack ish and traded in the suit tie job to be a celebrity LOL ….

      • The Combat Jack shows with Chuck D & the one with freddie Foxx bang!


    “Now that we’re living in these metro times, you call somebody sloppy their vertebrae starts collapsing.”

  • Markus

    The younger African American community doesn’t have knowledge of self nor do they have real perspective about that slur pertaining to the use of it in current times. Young African Americans use the word amongst their white peers. Never seen anything like it. That slur is not a word of endearment. Especially when you use it around the ancestors of your culture’s oppressors.

  • M. Skittle

    I love when Muslim dudes try to explain how they think things should be run. They try so hard not to show their true feelings, for fear people would laugh at how ridiculous they are. Essentially if you can pull a central message from his rambling nonsense of an answer, he wants less white people at concerts. Great new business model you’ve come up with Chuck. Oh he masks it with the n-word story, which I’m sure is total BS, but any idiot know’s what he’s talking about. As he so eloquently put it though, “and that’s all they know because they ain’t taught by nobody.”

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      if thats what you pulled from that interview you dont listen well @ all …. ijs …. he never said he wanted less white folks there …. he said they are only there to see the monkey show … that was his analogy for entertainers who get to sit on the couch vs the entertain who comes out performs and exits back stage and never gets the privelegde of sitting on the couch … if anything he was blasting the folks who perform for these audiences …. he just wants to see more integrity from the artist and the outlets …. he never once bashed the actuall fan … but he did point out who is the majority race in the audience but he never tried to put them down or say they didnt belong ….

  • IROC

    Chuck D just tell it like it is !