Charlamagne Tha God was hoping for a better ending for his old friend Wendy Williams.
The troubled host was already an established radio star when he was just starting out and took him on as a protege.
He went on to become one of the most influential personalities on the airwaves. But he said he was disappointed by the tragic end of her television career earlier this year.
In a new interview with Extra, I didn't like the way [the Wendy Williams Show] ended, because I don't want to see her go out like that.
Williams TV situation could be compared to a basketball player or football player who is one of the greatest of all time, but their career ends in injury.
Charlamagne spoke to Extra before the premiere of his rebooted late-night Comedy Central show Hell of a Week.
Williams was unable to host the final season of her beloved and long-running program due to Graves Disease and ongoing health problems.
Charlamagne said he wants to see her recover and get back in the position she chooses to be in. I want her to go out the way she deserves.
Charlamagne praised his late-night boss, Stephen Colbert, who is the executive producer of his program. He claimed Colbert added significant value to his life, and that he can only learn from The Late Show host by kicking it with him.
He's one of the finest people to ever do it, so if you got one of the best to ever do it in the late night space, executive producing your talk show, you'd be a fool not to just shut up and listen, said the guy.
He's been around [late night] so much, he knows it all and is not afraid to share that information, which has worked wonders for me, he said.