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VladTV is the world-leader in hard-hitting interviews with rappers, athletes, actors and former kingpins.

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Akon on Defending Tekashi, T-Pain Never Leaving the Hood, Not Signing Drake, Eminem
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Akon came through for another VladTV interview, and this time around, he went more in-depth on his story, including growing up in both the U.S. and Senegal. A clip from the start of the conversation went viral after Akon stated that he feels like Black people in America hold themselves back in some ways by focusing on slavery. He also spoke about living in St. Louis, which he called the "ghetto-est" place he's ever seen, and Akon then detailed an elaborate $700,000 a month car theft ring that he was running, which landed him in jail for 3 years. Moving along, Akon spoke about getting a mere $12,000 for his first deal with SRC Records, and he then got into a debate with Vlad about doing "Locked Up 2" with Tekashi. He also addressed signing various artists himself, including Lady Gaga, Jeffree Star, and T-Pain, who Akon says was held back in his career because he never left the urban sector. To hear more, including Akon City and his road manager knocking out Suge Knight, hit the full interview above. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 02, 2020
DL Hughley on Kanye's Hatred of Black Women, Jada Pinkett being Predatory with August, R Kelly Making Us Forget He Peed on a Girl (Part 2/2)
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In this part of D.L. Hughley's latest conversation on VladTV, the comedian talked about how there are monuments of white men who carried out heinous acts on people of color, specifically black people. Hughley gave his take on Kanye West's controversial and rather disrespectful historical account of Harriet Tubman. He said he believes Ye's mental issues are a convenient ploy. DL also explained why Kanye's take on slavery is the source of his ire toward the super-producer. Later, DL weighed in on Mike Tyson reportedly making a return to the boxing ring and said he's the "baddest" 53-year-old on the planet. He also reacted to Donald Trump not "having enough respect" for the office of the presidency to attend John Lewis's funeral.
Aug 28, 2020
DL Hughley on Getting COVID-19 & Passing Out on Stage, Kanye, Nick Cannon (Part 1/2)
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In part one of D.L. Hughley's latest VladTV interview, the storied comedian recounted having coronavirus and walked Vlad through the entire ordeal. The conversation shifted as the pair discussed Terry Crews and his seeming inability to not offend fellow black people. D.L. also weighed in on the Nick Cannon-antisemitic controversy and explained how Nick misjudged the whole situation. Later, D.L. Hughley and Vlad get into an in-depth discussion about religious groups basing their identities on problematic notions of being the "chosen people."
Aug 27, 2020
Tiffany Haddish on Shaving Her Head, Drake Standing Her Up, Dating Common (Part 2/2)
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In part 2 of Luenell's interview with Tiffany Haddish, she started out by speaking on the various shows she's worked on, such as The Last OG, The Carmichael Show, Real Husbands of Hollywood, and Tyler Perry's If Loving You is Wrong. She spoke about how Kevin helped her when she was homeless, how Drake canceled their date, and currently dating Common. There were some deeper moments toward the end of the interview, including Tiffany looking back on her friendship with Nipsey Hussle, as she revealed that their fathers were best friends. She also shared a story about how she got kicked out of Scientology, which you can hear more about in the full clip.
Aug 26, 2020
Tiffany Haddish on Her Family Telling Her She's Stupid, Being in Foster Care, Jada Pinkett's "Entanglement" (Part 1/2)
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In part one of Tiffany Haddish's VladTV interview, the South Central native spoke with fellow comedian and VladTV regular Luenell, about her upbringing in and around Los Angeles. Tiffany opened up about her time in foster care and how she was continuously discouraged by family members early on, specifically those of whom insulted her intelligence. She then spoke about her journey into comedy and the social hack she discovered as a result of being funny. Tiffany also weighed in on the Jada Pinkett-Smith x August Alsina "entanglement" scandal that became one of the most talked about topics over Summer 2020.
Aug 25, 2020
Keefe D on Being in the Car that Killed 2Pac (Part 3/3)
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Keefe D starts out by speaking about South Side Crips being blamed for Biggie’s murder, which he said was “bullsh*t.” Keefe revealed that he met up with Diddy and Biggie the night before Biggie was killed, and Keefe D added that it was the first time he saw Diddy since 2Pac was killed. During the conversation, Keefe D addressed the rumor that Diddy owed them $1 million, Orlando Anderson being killed, and being shot the day he got out of prison. Later, Keefe D addressed the confession tapes that detailed him being in the car that shot 2Pac in Las Vegas, which Keefe says was secretly recorded. You can hear more in the full clip, including addressing people calling him a snitch.
Aug 21, 2020
Keefe D on Being in the Car that Killed 2Pac (Part 2/3)
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In part 2 of Keefe D's interview with VladTV, he details Diddy using South Side Crips for protection, and running into 2Pac several times over the years. He also addressed a rumor about a $1 million bounty being on Suge Knight's head. Elsewhere in the interview, Keefe D detailed the lead up to the Las Vegas shooting involving 2Pac and Suge Knight, including Orlando Anderson's mall fight with Death Row's Travon Lane. He ends the clip by speaking about being in the car that fired the shots at 2Pac, which you can hear more about in the full clip.
Aug 20, 2020
Keefe D on Being in the Car that Killed 2Pac (Part 1/3)
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In part one of our interview with Keefe D, he opens up about seeing gangs forming in Compton and being childhood friends with Suge Knight, as they both played football. Keefe D went on to explain when he joined the South Side Crips and getting into the streets and doing jail time. Keefe D also explained how he met Diddy and Suge Knight seeing him with Biggie, Diddy and the Bad Boy crew. You can hear more in the rest of the clip, including how the beef bewtween Bad Boy and Death Row escalated and how Keefe D was in the car that fired the shots that would later kill 2Pac.
Aug 19, 2020
Boosie on Nicki Minaj's Morals, Tekashi, Kodak Black, GladTV (Part 3/3)
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In the last installment of our latest sit-down with Boosie, the famed entertainer started off reacting to Crunchy Black's viral VladTV interivew, which spawned the "GLADTV" memes. Boosie went on to speak about tragedies in his family, including his cousin and "little sister" overdosing. He also addressed Nicki Minaj collaborating with 6ix9ine, which Boosie thinks shows a lack of character. Boosie closed things out by revealing he has an OnlyFans page on the way, and he also reacted to George Floyd's GoFundMe reaching $15 million.
Aug 14, 2020
Boosie on Mocking Black People for Buying Gucci, Wishing He Had Less Baby Mamas, Hating the Police (Part 2/3)
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In part two of Boosie's conversation with DJ Vlad, the Louisiana legend gave his take on the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police and detailed why his hatred for law enforcement runs so deep. Boosie then directed his attention at his friend Gillie Da Kid, who spoke out against the Black Lives Matter movement by citing that the person who shot him was a black man. Boosie said Gillie needs to "STFU" because he's missing the point about the movement and what protesters are out in the streets over. Later, Boosie described what it was like being on death row which included having "sh** fights" but didn't go as far as to say it was the worst place he's been in his life.
Aug 13, 2020
Boosie on "Entanglement", R Kelly Better than Prince, TI, Kanye (Part 1/3)
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In part one of this installment of the VladTV podcast, Boosie stops back by to discuss a host of topics. He opined about the "entanglement" controversy surrounding Jada Pinkett Smith and August Alsina while also explaining how bad Will Smith looks as a result of this entire ordeal. Boosie then gave his take on the potential Verzuz battle between T.I. and 50 Cent and reacted to 50 trolling Tip with his "Crime Stoppers" drop. Later in part one, Boosie opens up about some issues he's dealing with on the "baby mama" front. Boosie detailed what brought about the latest child support lawsuit against him and why he thinks a father will never receive the same type of love a mother gets.
Aug 12, 2020
Logic on J Cole Dissing White Rappers, Homosexuality in Hip Hop, 2Pac, Spits a Freestyle (Part 2/2)
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In part two of Logic's in-depth conversation with DJ Vlad back in 2014, the Maryland emcee talked about Lupe Fiasco ranking him above Kendrick Lamar and explained why he was so enamored by Frank Sinatra. Logic spoke on issues concerning his mixed-race background and how that's been viewed within the hip-hop sphere. Logic and Vlad also got into a really interesting discussion about authenticity in hip-hop and the sometimes fatal consequences of being "real."
Aug 06, 2020
Logic as a Kid Saw His Dad Smoke Crack, Brother Selling Drugs to Their Dad & Sisters Sexually Assaulted (Part 1/2)
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In part one of this VladTV interview with Logic, which originally aired back in 2014, the Maryland native opened up about the completion of his debut album and what he considers to be the album/mixtape distinction. Logic also made it clear how important self-confidence is, especially in the music industry. He said he doesn't talk about his upbringing with a drug-addicted father and a drug-dealing brother to score cool points but because it's part of his story. Later, Logic details how he landed his deal with Def Jam, whether or not he was able to maintain creative control, and how he put together his debut project.
Aug 05, 2020
Aaron Carter on Michael Jackson Relationship, Justin Bieber Beef, Siblings Filing Restraining Order (Part 2/2)
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In part two of Aaron Carter's in-depth discussion with DJ Vlad, the pop music star talked more about his tumultuous familial situation. He detailed everything surrounding the restraining order his brother Nick and sister Angel placed on him and what that did for the long-term implications of their relationship. Aaron went on to speak about his friendship with Michael Jackson and offered what he thought about the allegations against the "King of Pop." According to Aaron, Michael never showed signs of being "creepy" during their interactions nor did he ever see him act that way with anyone else. He also gave a breakdown of his beef with Justin Bieber and where things stand between them.
Jul 30, 2020
Aaron Carter on Selling 70M Albums, Parents Stealing His Money, Nick Carter Beef, Drug Dealing, Bisexuality (Part 1/2)
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In part one of Aaron Carter's sit-down with VladTV, he talked about selling nearly 70 million albums over the course of his career worldwide. Aaron detailed being a child star before the social media era and recounted some of his more notable moments. Aaron then spoke about the sexual assault allegations against the now-deceased record producer/exec Lou Pearlman and said nothing "weird" ever happened between them. Aaron also clarified the rumors surrounding his sexual orientation and explained how he actually identifies.
Jul 29, 2020
Chuck D on Eminem vs Lord Jamar, Suing Biggie for 10 Crack Commandments, Flavor Flav Kicked Out of The Group (Part 3/3)
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In part 3 of Chuck D's sit-down with VladTV, he starts out by speaking about the comparisons between Michael Jordan and LeBron James and feeling like the comparisons end on the basketball court. He went on to speak about Lord Jamar saying that Eminem is a guest in the house of hip-hop, with Chuck D pointing out that Jamar is a guardian in hip-hop. Chuck later addressed how he thinks the coronavirus will change the music industry in the future, and he also addressed reports of Flavor Flav being kicked out of Public Enemy.
Jul 24, 2020
Chuck on Dissing Elvis & John Wayne, Flavor Flav's Drug Issues, 2Pac & Treach (Part 2/3)
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In part-2 of Chuck D's conversation with DJ Vlad, the legendary emcee talked about the creation of one of the most storied protests songs of all-time, "Fight the Power," and how Spike Lee helped amplify the song and its message. Chuck D spoke about the influence of the Nation of Islam on hip-hop and said that despite not being on the periphery himself, there were members of P.E. who were also N.O.I. members. Chuck also touched on being inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of fame, and detailed what the feeling of kinship was like early on in hip-hop.
Jul 23, 2020
Chuck D on Forming Public Enemy, Making 'Nation of Millions', Flavor Flav's Star Power (Part 1/3)
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In part 1 of VladTV’s sit-down with Chuck D, the Public Enemy frontman starts off by speaking about wanting to do the interview after seeing his good friend John Salley’s various VladTV interviews. He went on to speak about the NBA and hip-hop, and he credits Allen Iverson for bringing hip-hop to the league. Chuck went on to speak about his close friendship with DJ Premier, the origins of hip-hop, and his issues with Donald Trump, which he says started when Trump targeted the Central Park 5 in the late 1980’s. Check out the full interview to hear more, including choosing Flavor Flav to be the center of attention in Public Enemy.
Jul 22, 2020
Gianni Russo Getting Kidnapped by Escobar, Threatening Marlon Brando, Mafia Getting Him Godfather Role (Part 2/2)
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In part 2 of our interview with Gianni Russo, he starts out by explaining how he got the role as Carlo Rizzi on "The Godfather" despite never acting before. He then shared a story about threatening Marlon Brando during the first rehearsal for the film, which Brando took as Gianni doing a bit. After speaking about the film, Gianni explained how the movie ended up saving his life after he was kidnapped by Pablo Escobar for killing the kingpin's associate. You can hear more in part 2, including Gianni speaking about his friendship with Frank Sinatra and Bill Clinton.
Jul 16, 2020
Gianni Russo on Sleeping with Marilyn Monroe at 16 (She was 28), Kennedys Killing Marilyn After She Got Pregnant, Killing a Child Molester (Part 1/2)
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In part 1 of our sit-down with Gianni Russo, he spoke about his upbringing in Little Italy and having family ties to the Italian Mafia, including his uncle Angelo, who was hanged in Sicily. He went on to speak about his own ties to the mob, as Gianni started working for Luciano crime boss Frank Costello at 13. While working for Costello, Gianni met Marilyn Monroe, who he says came onto him when he was 16 and she was 28. The two carried on a long friendship, and Gianni spoke about being with Monroe just days before she died, which he said was a murder carried out by Bobby Kennedy. Gianni went on to speak about having a role in the mob killing JFK, and he also spoke about why Jimmy Hoffa's body will never be found.
Jul 15, 2020
Daniel Green on Getting Convicted for Murdering Michael Jordan's Father (Part 2/2)
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In part 2 of VladTV’s interview with Daniel Green, he addressed evidence surrounding the murder of Michael Jordan’s father. While speaking about the shirt that Jordan’s father was wearing, Green believes that a bullet hole was added to the shirt after the initial coroner’s investigation. He went on to speak about authorities lying about blood in the car, and Daniel added that the situation boils down to whether you believe Larry Demery’s side of the story, or Daniel’s side of the story. He also added that Jordan’s father was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Daniel went on to speak about Larry pleading guilty and getting a 40 year sentence despite initially looking at over 200 years. Daniel added that Larry robbed and assaulted another woman before the incident with Jordan’s father, which Larry was facing charges for. When Daniel went to trial, Larry testified against him and said that Daniel was the triggerman in the murder of Jordan’s father. Daniel added that a judge stated that Larry wasn’t credible. He went on to speak about being a friend to Larry as kids when others wouldn’t and feeling betrayed when Larry pinned the murder of James Jordan on him. You can hear more in the interview, including feeling like Larry is being protected in prison.
Jul 09, 2020
Daniel Green on Getting Convicted for Murdering Michael Jordan's Father (Part 1/2)
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In the latest installment of the VladTV podcast, DJ Vlad speaks with Daniel Green, one of the men charged with the murder of James R. Jordan, the father of Michael Jordan. Daniel discussed his life before the robbery and murder of Jordan's father and his role in the event. Daniel detailed disposing of the body of and the fallout of the entire situation, including his experience in prison.
Jul 08, 2020
DaBaby on Home Invasion Shooting, Getting Pressed by ATL Goons, Street Losses
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DaBaby came through for his first-ever interview with VladTV, where he spoke about growing up in Charlotte, and getting buzz in his city. From there, he detailed a home invasion where 6 armed men broke into his home, leading to a shootout where DaBaby shot one of the burglars. Check out the interview to hear more from DaBaby, including a story about standing his ground when Atlanta goons asked for his "permission slip."
Jul 02, 2020
Ex-Mafia Captain Michael Franzese on Hitmen, Mob Bosses and Michael Jordan
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Michael Franzese came through for yet another interview, and in part 1, he speaks about why he grew up not liking the police due to repeatedly seeing his father be harrassed. Speaking of his father Sonny, Michael explained why he didn't go to his funeral earlier this year, and he looked back on the good memories they had together. Later, Michael spoke about gambling in the NBA, including Michael Jordan's love of gambling, which Michael saw firsthand when Jordan made Horace Grant go to his room and get $5 from a bet. You can hear more in the full interview, including why he thinks Charles Barkley has a gambling addiction.
Jul 01, 2020
Dexter "Sosa" Hussy (Part 2/2): The Rise and Fall of BMF - The Black Mafia Family
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In the second half of our sit-down with Dexter "Sosa" Hussey, the BMF co-founder details the downfall of BMF, which started after brothers Big Meech and Southwest T parted ways following a physical altercation. He spoke about BMF becoming a target for people to blame crimes on in Atlanta, which led to the authorities looking more at the group. He also spoke about the BMF crew being indicted, which led to Dexter getting 12 years, while Southwest T and Big Meech each got 30 years.
Jun 25, 2020
Dexter "Sosa" Hussy (Part 1/2): The Rise and Fall of BMF - The Black Mafia Family
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In this VladTV episode, DJ Vlad interviews Dexter "Sosa" Hussey, co-founder of Black Mafia Family (BMF) along with Demetrius Edward "Big Meech" Flenory and Terry Lee Flenory. During the first half of this discussion, Hussey detailed the formation of the organization and how things operated from within. He also recounted supplying Detroit with about half of its cocaine during their heyday and how things were allowed to function due to tactics such as bribing politicians. Buy Sosa's book 'Blueprint to Conspiracy: The Untold Story of the Black Mafia Family' - https://amzn.to/2X2MFvB
Jun 24, 2020
DL Hughley (Part 2/2): Little Richard Hit on Me in Front of My Son
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D.L. Hughley starts out by speaking about Tekashi 6ix9ine recently being released from prison due to him being an at-risk patient if he were to catch the coronavirus. When asked about his thoughts on Bill Cosby still being in prison despite there being reports of his ailing health, D.L. said that Cosby should be released as well. He went on to speak about celebrities that have passed away recently, which led to him sharing a story about Little Richard hitting on him in front of his young son. To hear more, including D.L. speaking about his daughter being afraid to come out to him and how the coronavirus pandemic has affected his work, hit the above audio.
Jun 19, 2020
DL Hughley (Part 1/2) "Kanye's a Morally Corrupt Human Being"
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Legendary comedian D.L. Hughley and Vlad do a deep dive into today's current events from DL's unique perspective. Celebrities he touches on include Kanye West, Michael Jordan, Floyd Mayweather, Tekashi 6ix9ine, Doja Cat, and others.  Part 2 will be available Friday, June 19th.
Jun 17, 2020
VladTV iHeart Trailer
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VladTV is officially launching on iHeart on June 17th.
Jun 09, 2020