Hip-Hop Fans Want Funkmaster Flex to Step Down From Position at Hot 97
Hip-hop fans no longer trust Funkmaster Flex. The DJ promised to debut Meek Mill's diss track aimed at Drake on his Hot 97 radio show Monday night (July 27). But two hours and three plays of Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen" later, listeners realized that it wasn't going to happen.
Now fed-up hip-hop fans are petitioning to remove the Flex from the DJ booth. In less than 24 hours, a petition created by a man named Azeem Khan has amassed over 8,000 signatures.
“This fraud of a DJ decided to lie to everyone for ratings and downloads of the Hot 97 app that Meek Mill would be on tonight to release a diss track to Drake to no avail. No one has given Hot 97 two hours of listening time since Biggie was alive, and it's a crime to have taken that from us. The people have spoken and it is time for Funk Flex to step down,” Khan wrote.
On Tuesday morning (July 28), Power 105 radio personality Charlamagne Tha God, of The Breakfast Club, gave Flex the "Donkey of the Day" award for disappointing listeners. He also grouped the Hot 97 DJ in the same category as Bill Cosby and Hulk Hogan, who both rose to fame in the '80s and are now seeing their careers go up in flames as a result of rape allegations and racist remarks, respectively.
However, the radio veteran has been confident throughout the whole ordeal. "Haaaaaa!!! I see myself in a crisis before!!! Wink!!!," he wrote in an Instagram post. Flex even joined in on the jokes by reposting memes aimed against him on Instagram.
One post reads, "Tuned into Hot 97 Waiting For Flex to Drop The New Meek Mill," beside a picture of a skeleton on a chair.
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