Angie Martinez has broken her silence since resigning from New York City's famed radio station Hot 97 earlier this week. The radio personality, who spent two decades on-air with Hot 97, resigned earlier this week through a social networking announcement and a tearful goodbye during her famed radio show. Martinez tells Billboard in her first interview since leaving the Hip-Hop radio station, that she's been keeping a low profile these last few days. "People keep texting me like this is such a big deal and keep forwarding me links to things," she says, surprised by the hoopla since the announcement. "I've really tried to keep a quiet mind about it. I'm trying not to read too much of the comments on social media or too much stuff about it in general. It's emotional enough for me, and I just want to look forward and not get too wrapped up in the noise."
Since her departure — which she describes as "amazingly" amicable — the internet has been flooded with a back-and-forth argument between members of Martinez's former radio station Hot 97 and her new home, competitor station New York's Power 105.1. Hot 97's flagship DJ Funkmaster Flex has been involved in social media scuffling with Power 105.1's DJ Envy (also a former employee of Hot 97), and Martinez's name has popped up. While she's "gotten wind" of what's been going on, Angie has maintained a neutral stance as she's historically done since being named the "Voice Of New York" many years ago. "Just for a day or two, I'm trying to give myself a little peace of mind," she says.