Haley Potiker is more of a Sriracha in the purse kind of person.
This Monday, April 18th, Hillary went on the Breakfast Club. Yup, you read that correctly. DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlamagne Tha God sat down with the Democratic frontrunner around a folding table at her campaign headquarters in Brooklyn to talk Beyoncé, how Bill proposed, Donald Trump, and a surprisingly earnest discussion of criminal justice reform. Mostly though, it’s worth watching for the hip-hop references that fly over Clinton’s head every minute or so.
Out the gate, Charlamagne states “for the record” that Clinton shook his hand properly, saying, “She did it the right way. Cuffed it and everything.” What follows is a wildly entertaining interview, but in case you don’t have half an hour to spare, here are the highlights:
Hillary addresses being named “Donkey of the Day”:
Angela Yee: We didn’t know this was going to happen, we know your team “vetted” Charlamagne a lot because he has given you Donkey of the Day, and has a Hillary mask.
Charlamagne: I’ve given a lot of presidential candidates Donkey of the Day.
Clinton: I’m a Democrat, so being Donkey of the Day is a little bit of a mixed blessing.
Hillary sort of endorses the idea of Metro Boomin shooting Donald Trump:
Charlamagne: Young Metro doesn’t trust Donald Trump either, by the way.
Clinton: Is that right? How come?
Charlamagne: Nobody trusts Donald Trump. And if Young Metro doesn’t trust someone, he pushes a button. I mean, things happen.
Clinton: Well look, I hope that people are going to speak up loudly and clearly, and not tune it out, because we’ve got to repudiate the guy, and what he is saying. And everybody needs to be on the same page.
Hillary promises to invite the Breakfast Club to the White House to do the show again:
Clinton: I’m not gonna disappear behind the fence of the White House, I’m going to be out here. I promise you, if I’m lucky enough to be elected president, I’ll be on your show again. I’ll invite you to the White House, and we’ll do it from the White House. Because I want to make sure…
Charlemagne: Now don’t lie to me. Don’t tell us that and then..
Clinton: I don’t do that! I would never do that. I’ll tell you.
Angela Yee: If he has a criminal record can he get in the White House?
Charlamagne: And I have one. I’m superpredator. Or I used to be.
Clinton: Well I’m glad you’ve refined yourself.
Hillary pivots clumsily away from oversights during the last Democratic debate:
Charlamage: You was in Brooklyn last night. You didn’t say rest in peace to Biggie Smalls, or shout out Jeezy. Why not?
Clinton: Yeah…well you know, it went by so fast. And I gotta tell ya, it’s hard. There are so many things you want to say, but they get to ask the questions. You gotta answer the question and then you have to figure out what you want to say, and the big red light is blinking, and the moderator is saying he has something else to ask…
Charlamagne: But just one big up to Brooklyn, R.I.P to Biggie.
Clinton: I said I love Brooklyn!
Angela Yee: You gotta say, “Is Brooklyn in the House?”
Clinton: Brooklyn in the house, that’s right.
On Medicinal Marijuana:
Clinton: *coughing* sorry, allergy season.
Angela Yee: It’s that tequila.
Clinton: I don’t know how you guys do it.
DJ Envy: Are you alright? You need mouth to mouth or something?
Angela Yee: Did you just try to kiss…?
Charlamagne: you’re coughing like you had some medicinal.
Clinton: Yeah I need some.
Hillary has hot sauce in her bag, DJ Envy gives digestive advice:
Angela Yee: What’s thing you always carry with you?
Clinton: Hot Sauce.
DJ Envy: REALLY. REALLY.
Charlamagne: Are you getting in formation right now Mrs. Clinton? Hot Sauce in my bag swag?
Clinton: Hot Sauce!
Charlamagne: Now you know people are going to see this and say you’re pandering to black people again.
Clinton: No seriously, I’ve been eating a lot of hot sauce and peppers because I think it keeps my immune system strong.
Angela Yee: I just like it.
DJ Envy: Well my grandmother used to say, if it goes in hot, it goes out hot. So be careful.
Charlamagne: If you really want to get the hood though, pardon Max B and Bobby Shmurda.
Clinton: I’ll put that on my list.