Radio host Angela Yee shares the valuable lesson that she has learned from her vocation. She reveals that it is not good to make a choice based only on your fame. The sample that she cited is her choice in joining Power 105′s The Breakfast Club, rather than joining Hot 97. Yee was previously offered with a job in their recent rival, Hot 97.
During a recent interview, Yee revealed the reason why she declined the station. She said:
“It was a practical decision that I’m glad I made. When they offered me the job at Hot 97, I just didn’t like the whole way that it happened. Cipha [Sounds] and I used to work together at Sirius. He left to go to Hot 97 and he definitely wanted me to come with him. Before they even offered me the job, they told everybody in the building that I was coming to work there. They were pitching me for advertisers. Mind you, no one had spoken to me. No one had offered me a job. So my job is like, ‘Yo, are you leaving and going to Hot 97, ’cause that’s what we’re hearing?’ I’m like, ‘No. I haven’t even spoken to anybody over there. No one’s talked to me.’ So I think they just assumed no one ever turns down a job there. So, she’s gonna definitely going to take it. I came in there. “
She further added:
“They offered me the job. I said, ‘Well, I need to think about it.’ And he was like, ‘You need to think about it? What do you need to think about?’ I’m like, ‘I need to think about the low money that you offered me because I make more than that at Sirius now.’ The fact that I wouldn’t be an equal on the show, that was one of my main things. It was Cipha Sounds and [Peter] Rosenberg. I said, ‘Am I gonna be equal to them?’ [They said] ‘No you’re not. Your name’s not even gonna be on the show.’ I was like, ‘Well, I have my own show right now. Why would I leave having my own show to come be on a show that I’m not even part of? I’m just an extra person and you’re paying me less money.’ Practically, it didn’t make sense to me, practicalitywise. That’s why I turned it down.”
Did Yee made the right decision?
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