Joe Budden apologizes to Olivia Dope for making her feel uncomfortable in the workplace

Joe Budden has responded to claims by DJ Olivia Dope that she was sexually harassed by the former rap star.

Olivia Dope is Budden’s former co-host of See, The Thing Is. Yesterday, May 17, Dope issued a statement where she made the accusations. She alleged that Budden made several and continuous sexual remarks to her that made her feel uncomfortable.

Not surprisingly, a little while after the statement was made public, a video began making the rounds on social media, which showed Joe Budden giving Dope a hug during the recording in a somewhat provocative manner as his hips could be seen moving during the embrace.

The Rolling Stone obtained Joey’s official statement responding to Dope’s allegations. He acknowledged his role in making Dope feel uncomfortable and apologized for the incident as well. While he didn’t totally admit to sexual harassment, he said that the episode would be removed to not further escalate Dope’s trauma.

“As a podcaster, it is my job to address topics and create dialogue around them,” Budden said in his statement. “During the conversation on the See, The Thing Is podcast I didn’t handle the topics with the sensitivity they deserved. I recognize my words and power in that situation created an upsetting environment for Olivia. Upon reflection, both the network and I take accountability for this. I apologize sincerely to Olivia, her former co-hosts, our staff, and the public. In an effort to not further any trauma, the episode will be removed from all platforms.”

He added that he and the network support women’s rights to feel comfortable while doing their job and that they should be protected and feel protected in the workplace. Budden also admitted that his podcast fell short of that and pledges to make it right by first start listening.

He ended the statement by saying that it was the network’s intention to “elevate Black women’s voices and create opportunities to have constructive conversations to impact change.”

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Charlamagne Tha God Predicted Joe Budden Podcast Downfall, Share Reaction

Charlamagne Tha God is adding a whole new meaning to his name with his apparent prophetic abilities, now that an old video has surfaced showing the radio personality predict the implosion of The Joe Budden Podcast

Over the past few weeks, news of drama between the podcast’s cohosts has emerged following an incident during which Joe asked Rory to take a few weeks off. 

Now that leaked audio has confirmed Rory’s firing on the 437th episode of the show, it looks like the whole operation is coming to a screeching halt.  While fans of the show are shocked and saddened to see the team fall apart, Charlamagne Tha God is likely taking this opportunity to say, “I told you so”.

In a newly surfaced clip of a past interview, Charlamagne is seen being brutally honest about his predictions surrounding Joe Budden’s professional behavior and the likelihood of the podcast’s success.  Sitting down with the hosts, The Breakfast Club personality first points out that it was an odd decision to name the podcast after only one host to begin with, presumably alluding to Joe’s diva tendencies. 

Charlamagne The God speaking the future into existence on this whole Joe Budden, Rory & Mal, and Akademiks drama 3 yrs ago: pic.twitter.com/VRGRIRv7sX

— DIALLO (@nikolasdiallo) May 12, 2021

He goes on to directly tell Rory that he doesn’t believe he is Joe’s actual friend and that he will likely be replaced, possibly by Budden’s former Everyday Struggle co-host, DJ Akademiks.  Charlamagne claims to want only good things for the show, however, saying, “I’m actually rootin’.  I’m like, yo, Joe, don’t self-destruct this time.”

A reunion between Akademiks and Joe Budden does seem like an actual possibility now that the podcast has dissolved.  Clearly not on good terms with his former cohosts, Joe Budden released a statement about firing Rory, saying, “Friend or not, I’m NEVER funding someone’s sabotage of me, that will NEVER happen.” 

It seems likely that we will hear more details about this messy state of affairs in the near future.

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Joe Bidden Clears The Air Details Why His Podcast Implode, Rory Breaks Silence

If it’s one thing that’s guaranteed with Joe Budden, it’s that he’s not going to hold back, and he’s always going to speak his truth.

The ex-rapper decided to speak directly to the fans of his The Joe Budden Podcast and delivered a 30-minute explanation of why the show imploded earlier today, May 13. It was reported yesterday, May 12, that he fired Rory on the air after some questions were raised about sponsorship and endorsement deals.

As the news spread via social media, it became a dominant topic on Twitter. Mal hasn’t made any statement as yet, but Joe Budden had a lot to say about why the show, as we know it, might be gone for good.

“I’m not skirting around my career successes because these two gentlemen may see it another way,” Joe Budden began. “That can’t continue to happen. The way that I go about conducting business cannot be affected by people that cannot affect it. That’s what’s been going on since the second year of the Spotify deal,” he shared.

He also took the time out to address the accusations that he had been somehow stealing from his co-hosts. In the snippet of conversation that was played yesterday, it seems the trio’s real argument was over money.

“There’s been a lot of nasty accusations of thievery and questions about shit from n-ggas who can’t question me about shit and I can’t say that because we’re friends. If you don’t seal it up, it can come back to bite you again. These n-ggas been beefing about accounting for three years. Nothing you say matters in the accounting,” he continued.

Even though fans knew there was some tension between the team after Rory and Mal went on strike in March, Budden admitted that the issues ran deeper than what was made public knowledge. He said it was only a matter of time before he knew that things would boil over.

“I believe at the time of the implosion, these gentlemen didn’t have any idea what was in their contract. I believe they didn’t read it. I think they negotiated it, but do I think they were all the way aware of what the contract said? No. Do I think in their accounting mission, did they find out what the contract said? Yes.”

Joe Budden added that even though he, Rory and Mal, were good friends, he did not believe that it gave them the right to know about all the financial details and bookkeeping. He said this was because he had a duty to protect the podcast and network, which at the end of the day is his multi-million dollar venture.

“I got too much going on for these two brothers come and tell me how this thing is supposed to run and all of the accounting that people provided was fraudulent,” Budden said. “Bitch, where did the check come from that you cashed?” he questioned.

He added that he believed that they felt there was a lot more money in the Spotify deal than what he told them. He also chose to clear the air on that.

“I think they think the Spotify deal was worth a lot more than whatever I reported. They might think I’m pulling something else funny with a deal from somewhere else and I made tens of millions of dollars and reported it as one million and pocketed the money,” he added.

He also confirmed that the show is not over as he intends to carry on The Joe Budden Podcast, most likely by himself or with guest speakers like he did when the rest of the team went on strike. He added that he also wanted to speak with Mal alone, but he hadn’t returned any of his numerous phone calls and texts. He also has no problem having a conversation with Rory if it comes down to that. It looks like we’ll just have to wait and see what happens with the team from this point.

Rory also broke his silence on his firing from the podcast and is rumored to be seeking legal advice. “Mannn .. what an era .. thank you to everyone that listened, supported, told their friends about us, bought a subscription, ticket, or merch .. any value starts & ends with y’all .. I’ll get to that messy shit soon but in the meantime I’m here to celebrate an amazing run!! Love,” he tweeted.

Mannn .. what an era .. thank you to everyone that listened, supported, told their friends about us, bought a subscription, ticket, or merch .. any value starts & ends with y’all .. I’ll get to that messy shit soon but in the meantime I’m here to celebrate an amazing run!! Love.

— Rory (@thisisrory) May 13, 2021

I just read that back and it sounded like the Bow Wow “Thank You” record smfh ?

— Rory (@thisisrory) May 13, 2021

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The Joe Budden Podcast Crash And Burn After Firing Rory And Blast Mal

The Joe Budden Podcast might be coming to a permanent end after Joey exploded and fired Rory before blasting Mal.

It’s not business as usual with hosts of The Joe Budden Podcast, and the show may have come to its end following quite an exchange earlier today, May 12. Many believed that after co-hosts Rory and Mal went on strike, the working relationship had been repaired. That definitely doesn’t seem to be the case after Episode 437: “You Want It To Be One Way.”

Joe Budden has already allegedly taken down the episode just an hour after posting it, but in the age of social media, that was enough time for several recordings of the incident to pop up on Twitter.

In one clip, Budden can be heard complaining about contracts, advertisers, and money. At one point, he says: “You bring it, you eat different, I bring it, I eat different. You ni**ers ain’t brought sh*t.”

Joe Budden goes on to say: “Y’all will not continue to treat me this way. Y’all not going to continue to treat these people this way. Y’all take that f$ckin’ dark energy, that arrogance and entitlement somewhere else. I say all of that to say, we gonna do this since Rory feels like he has so many options,” he’s heard saying.

Later on, he adds: “Somehow he still feels he’s running the show. He still feels like he has choices and options. He feels like he’s entitled to more. Rory, you are in breach of your contract, and from this point forward, you are fired! And you’re not welcome back.

A clearly upset Budden goes on to say: “Mal, I’m the person that has to say that. The gall of you to think you are deserving the way that I am.”

Twitter user @TheDarknessDev posted up the alleged heated confrontation.

Joe Budden Violating Rory and Mal and then Firing Rory ??? pic.twitter.com/9skG6MiLFt

— Snoop $DOGE ?(DoOnlyGoodEveryday) (@TheDarknessDev) May 12, 2021

It didn’t take long for Joe Budden’s former Everyday Struggle co-host Akademiks to jump on the issue and let his fans know that he’d be speaking on the matter. He Tweeted: “See y’all on twitch today at 3 p.m. Classic stream incoming. I promise.”

pic.twitter.com/07gSaS6h0x

Just about two months ago, Rory and Mal went on strike following an argument. The crew recently reunited on April 28. It looks like the dream is over, though as Joe Budden acknowledged that the show was over with a tweet early Wednesday morning, writing, “Helluva run. God bless!”

Helluva run!! God bless.

— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) May 12, 2021

In another tweet, he added: “Friend or not, I’m NEVER funding someone’s sabotage of me, that will NEVER happen… i get far away from the threat…. You can think piece until your face turns blue.”

Friend or not, I’m NEVER funding someone’s sabotage of me, that will NEVER happen… i get far away from the threat…. You can think piece until your face turns blue ??????

— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) May 12, 2021

Word up. https://t.co/nAAqr1HXRZ

— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) May 12, 2021

I can afford to. https://t.co/nDgtaM2B7l

— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) May 12, 2021

It’s on Patreon and that’s where it will stay… I’m off to breakfast. https://t.co/CQfXy5eq4c

— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) May 12, 2021

No, it’s time for it to STOP being given thought…. There are millions of podcasts, ppl will survive. https://t.co/t5IrwfS8o8

— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) May 12, 2021

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Nicki Minaj’s “LLC” Hit No. 1 As Her Fans Rally Behind The Single

It’s been a minute since fans heard anything new from rapper Nicki Minaj, but now she has a number one single.

Of course, she featured on a few tracks in 2019 and 2020 as a guest, but she hasn’t dropped a solo effort since her last studio album, Queen, in 2018. That’s primarily because she’s in sort of a pre-retirement phase, having said that she’s taking time to focus on her family and raising her newborn son with her husband, Kenneth Petty.

That isn’t stopping her ascendency on the charts, though. Even though she’s basically out of the game somehow, she’s still scoring hits. Thursday night, May 7, Nicki Minaj hit single “LLC” was given a sudden push by her loyal fans, aka the Barbz. The love from her fans has pushed “LLC” into the Top 30 on US iTunes for the first time.

According to social media page, Rap God, “LLC” becomes Nicki Minaj’s best performing single Globally in 2021 in just 8 hours.”

“LLC” becomes Nicki Minaj’s best performing single Globally in 2021 in just 8 hours.

— RAP GOD (@QCWorldwide) May 7, 2021

“LLC” becomes Nicki Minaj’s best performing single Globally in 2021 in just 8 hours.

— RAP GOD (@QCWorldwide) May 7, 2021

The Barbz made it their priority to try and encourage their leader to put out new music. So they got together and launched the “LLC Party” on Twitter. Soon after, the initiative “LLC Party” became the No. 1 trending topic in the United States and worldwide with over 133,000 tweets. Even Doja Cat encouraged the Brabz by telling them to stream the song on her Instagram Story.

The track also entered the Top 40 of the iTunes US Chart for the first time since its release some three years ago. Her fans could also be responding to Joe Budden’s call for her not to release music right now. In other words, Joe Budden thinks that Nicki Minaj should extend her hiatus from music. He made the statements during an episode of The Joe Budden Podcast where he, Mal, and Rory were discussing whether DJ Khaled’s Khaled Khaled was a hit or miss.

“Did you not just hear everything we said about Khaled dropping during COVID,” Budden asked Mal. “You want Nicki to drop right now? Nicki, I love you, I wish you and your family well, and that’s what I got.” It seems the fans have spoken, and they are patiently awaiting Nicki’s new music, if it’s even in the works.

Doja Cat says “Keep Streaming LLC For Good Dick”

LLC PARTY pic.twitter.com/BuGpAp7qLW

— ?????? ????? ™ (@prinzzolanski) May 7, 2021

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Rory and Mal Ends Strike Returns To The Joe Budden Podcast

Following a spat between Rory, Mal, and Joe Budden, it looks like the dream team is getting back together.

The Joe Budden Podcast became a much spoken about topic on social media sites, especially Twitter, in late March after the two co-hosts of the show said they were going “on strike.” They made the decision following an argument that led to some sort of showdown. Joe Budden remained confident that his co-hosts would come back to the show but admitted he had no idea of what the timeline for that would be.

Things look like they may be back to normal for the podcast after its official Twitter account featured the latest episode and included a photo of the recently reunited trio. The post, which was put up earlier today, April 28, was titled “Shaking The Tree.” The episode gives a glimpse of Rory and Mal’s time off and their collective soul searching on a way forward. The pair who were off for roughly two months also share how they found a way to appease all parties involved.

In the episode, Mal explains that to them, it was merely a difference in approaches, but he was shocked to learn how many people were actually rooting for the pair to fail.

“To see how certain people were reacting from that, things that they were saying, I was like, ‘Oh yeah. This is why I don’t f#ck with people. This is why I stay to myself a lot I don’t really be in the mix because y’all sit here and act like you f#ck with us and the first sign of turmoil, it’s like, ‘I knew that wasn’t going to work. I knew them n-ggas was finished’” he shared.

Rory agreed and added that he believed that many people wanted the podcast to fail for some reason. Mal admitted that he was aware of that all along but that he was still perturbed at just how many haters came forward. An experience that has opened his eyes, he continued.

“Absolutely. But I knew that. But to see it from certain people, to me, was like, ‘Damn, you too?’ Like I actually give you dap in conversation when I see you. It’s like, ‘Oh OK.’ So now I really gotta become the n***a that walk in the room and make it awkward and don’t talk to nobody because all y’all is fake and all y’all are secretly getting on your hands and knees praying shit don’t work out,” he continued.

Further down in the podcast, Mal added that he was not amused that Budden decided to replace them with Ice and Savon, but he was able to put that behind him and find a way to move forward with both his and Joe Budden’s friendship as well as business.

“When we had a conversation at Joe’s house, it was like, the business is the business. We can fix that, or we can’t. But as long as respect is still in play, me personally, I feel like anything can be solved … That was part of the conversation Joe and I had when I left.”

He went on to say that was a big part of the reason that he left the show. “I felt like there wasn’t any respect. So let me remove myself, cause I don’t know what this is anymore. I don’t know if I’m talking to my n-gga or a n-gga I just met. The more important thing as men is to sit down and get your feelings out,” he added.

Budden addressed their departure in Episode 425 of the podcast, which was called “Tea Leaves.”

“I’ll eliminate some of the suspense,” he said around the 16-minute mark. “Rory and Mal aren’t here, but this is Rory’s seat — this is not Ice’s seat — and this is Mal’s seat. Whenever they feel like returning to their seats, then they’ll return to their seats, then I can go back to work. And then what will happen is the same thing when your star player comes back to the team.”

He added, “Sometimes in friendship and business, everyone needs to take a step back and go to their respective corners. Sometimes everyone’s perspective and perception on how to go about that and how it should be executed is different.”

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Joe Budden Angered By Plane Supporting R. Kelly

R. Kelly has become one of the most despised artists ever since the revelation that he will have to face multiple sexual assault charges. While most of the popular opinion has been turned against him, it seems he has at least one die-hard supporter in New Jersey. The fan even went through the trouble of paying for a banner on a plane to make his or her feelings known.

The former Slaughterhouse rapper caught the fan’s message and decided to share it with his followers as well as his disgust with the person responsible. Joe Budden, who seemed confused by the entire incident, recorded the moment on his phone before posting it on various social media accounts.

In the short clip, he can be heard saying: “Look at this, only in New Jersey,” before adding: “Are you fucking kidding me, buddy? This is what you waste your good, hard-earned money on to see? You gotta be shitting me.”

Joe Budden sees a R Kelly Banner in the sky pic.twitter.com/XcK2K93aB3

— 2Cool2Blog (@2Cool2BIog) April 19, 2021

The message that the fan paid for reads, “R. Kelly was set up for monetary gain!” Very few people share this person’s sentiments as Kelly’s music has been more or less canceled and is rarely played on major radio stations or networks anymore. His troubles began soon after the multi-part docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly.

Following that, he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Illinois in February 2019. The “Your Body’s Calling” singer was slapped with 10 federal sexual abuse and obstruction of justice charges later that year. That wasn’t the end of it either as he later faced another 18 federal charges between Illinois and New York courts all in 2019. He is expected to be moved from Cook County jail to New York City ahead of his sex trafficking trial this summer, according to various media reports.

Earlier today (April 19), the New York Post revealed that an alleged R. Kelly associate, Michael Williams, copped a plea deal. He apparently admitted that he lit one of the accuser’s father’s rental cars on fire as he tried to silence and intimidate the family of Azriel Clary. She is one of the alleged victims, according to the docuseries, who was living under his supervision.

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Joe Budden To The Grammys, “Nicki Minaj Needs Her Flowers”

Joe Budden is calling out the Grammys award committee for consistently snubbing Nicki Minaj and not recognizing her talent for shattering the glass ceiling as it were, paving the way for young rappers entering the game.

Joe Budden was speaking to the fact that the “The Pinkprint” artist has not been recognized by the Grammys in spite of being the blueprint for the new age rappers. Budden is not and was never a fan of Nicki Minaj. However, he says respect is due to the Trinidadian-born female rapper, who is one of the greatest rappers of the 2010s decade for her numerous awards and overall contribution to female rap.

The former Slaughterhouse rapper made the comments during the latest episode of his eponymous podcast, where he asked why the Recording Academy has failed to recognize the New York rapper’s achievements and dominating influence.

“Nicki Minaj needs her flowers. Whoever the Grammy board is, whoever’s on there, y’all are not the ones that get to determine that Nicki Minaj and all of her impact and influence don’t get to win an award,” Budden said. “I’m sorry. I’m done with those days. Y’all are not the fuckin’ gatekeepers, the barriers of entry—y’all are not any of that … And now we’re at a stage when we have to acknowledge the, not the impersonators, but the people who were inspired by that act. It’s the same thing like when some of these people, I see the Drake influence there; call me dick rider, whatever, who knows.”

Joe Budden said the awards Doja Cat and others received made him reflect on the fact that the Grammys might end up only giving Nicki her roses after she leaves, something that music culture has moved past. “But Nicki is in that same boat. I don’t think too many more years need to go by when she’s not awarded for her efforts, that’s how I felt watching Doja Cat and some of the winners there.”

Meanwhile, his co-hosts speculated how the media or the public might react with “flowers” galore if “god forbid, something were to happen to Nicki.”

Nicki Minaj has been recognized as one of the most influential artists in hip-hop over the past decade – dropping multiple platinum records and rising to the No. 1 spot on various charts and accumulating many notable awards.

She has received almost a dozen Grammy nominations but has not won a single category during her career, which spanned more than 15 years.

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Drakeo The Ruler – Cocoon Freestyle Lyrics

[Verse]
The doors on the whip Kamikaze
You get extorted, nigga that’s your problem
I’m riding around town with a rocket, it’s not science
Again with the gangster shit, man stop lying
Come pull up with nothin’ but Karo, nigga I’m not buying ‘em
I’m riding with a bitch in the rear, she got mileage
She f**king for a fee, I’m giving her my guidance
I’m all about the green, my spinach, I’m Popeye
Remember we was broke and eating at Popeye’s
The oven in the kitchen was cooking up potpie
Laughing while I’m watching the news, your mom’s crying
I really crashed foreigns in real life, be quiet
The pussy been better than yesterday, she finer
I do this for the thrill and chill, bitch I’m MacGyver
I’m riding with a criminal background and I am
Siding through the senator beach, no ceasefire
The Bogeyman creeping and crawling, bitch I’m MacGyvin’
In traffic I’m a dreadhead, Solo think he a rasta
Who really with the bullies in school, bitch my partners
These little niggas talk too much, they not ’bout it
I’m cooling in the back with the pits and Rottweilers
Givenchy and Moncler coats, I keep styling
These Maison Margielas is giving me free problems
Only rapper with ten chains in the game and still flocking
Hopping out the Batman, black man, just another black man
Who you expecting to see, Robin?
They think ’cause I’m a rapper it’s gon’ be easy to rob me
3206 Naomi if it’s a problem, it’s nothing
Shooting kids, I heard I hit your little brother
Mr. Mosely, I’m the topic of discussion
Fake ass rappers, who he think he Joe Budden
We pay contractors, got commas, it’s nothing, ugh

Joe Budden – The Truth Lyrics

[Intro]
Uh
(Yeah) Uh
(New Joe Budden)
(It’s) Uh
(It’s… it’s that On Top Music!)
(DJ Go, Joe Budden)
(You now listenin’ to “The Truth”)
(DJ OnPoint, Joe Budden, let’s go)

[Verse]
[?] old soul through the fire and tears
A nigga seen too much, a little wise beyond my years
But ain’t nothin’ changed or raped me (nah)
And fame ain’t made me (nah), but the game’s tryna drive me crazy
Oh-three was kinda rough (tell ’em why)
Two burners pulled out on me, none of ’em bust
One dude both times, and only one of ’em bust
Nobody killed around, almost like I got a shield around me (you heard)
You haters wanna holler? (Then here)
I’m on the same corner as the Muslims with the paper for a dollar
Don’t care what you doin’, you let your temper flare and start brewing
You’ll be sorry this year like Rubin
Got robbed once, a nigga truck broken into
And I made some new friends, is it all coincidental?
A few dudes got them llamas waitin’ to hit you
Look what a Vibe award and Grammy nomination’ll get you, uh
Had one fistfight with a nigga, six-five (right there)
Jersey City Grounds Chicken where it gets live (right there)
Rumours, crazy ass thoughts about me
And artists that I don’t know, they wanna talk about me
Your family I.D. you in the morgue if you doubt me
Female rappers too, I don’t give a what, boo
Like I don’t read what you pricks’ll say to a magazine?
Y’all won’t say it to a magazine (faggots)
But I write the real most DJs won’t play (uh-huh)
What people might think, but a nigga wouldn’t say (talk to ’em)
Everybody runnin’ round frontin’, what is this?
The industry don’t want it to be none of your business, uh
But I’ma still be regular Joe, fuck it
And Def Jam want me to make hits with no budget
Lyor [?] Kev I still make hits with no [?]
And give myself to whole public (come on)
Yeah, nigga

Migos Says “Culture 2” Will Be The Biggest Rap Album Of 2018

Migos is a week away from dropping their new album Culture 2.

The Atlanta rap trio sat down with Ebro on Beats 1 Radio on Thursday where they opened up about the upcoming album, due on January 26th. In the interview, Migos discussed Cardi B and Nicki Minaj on “MotorSport” and their beef with Joe Budden. Among the best takeaways from the interview was when Migos categorically states that Culture 2 will be the biggest album this year. Whether or not they can prove that only time will tell.

Ebro asked the trio about getting Nicki Minaj and Cardi B on the same song “MotorSport” and why they failed to get them in the same scene in the music video. “We tried to create that moment,” Quavo said. If they had made that happened to it would’ve been a great moment for hip hop to have two of the leading female rappers currently in the same scene. Nevertheless, getting them on the same song is an amazing accomplishment. Migos is nominated for two Grammy’s in the Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance for “Bad and Boujee.”

Speaking on Joe Budden, the group jokes about putting the rapper turn podcaster back on the map and even making him land a new job with Diddy’s Revolt TV network. “We want to see him win but he don’t want to see us win,” Takeoff said. There was also another moment when Quavo said Takeoff is the best rapper in the Migos group. “When we were all out, going crazy running around, my boy Take was rapping,” Quavo said and Offset agreed. “He the first one to get a gold record.”

Culture 2 release date is set for next week Friday, January 26th. The tracklist for the highly anticipated album is not yet available, hence the guest list is still a secret.

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Joe Budden Insist Eminem’s “Revival” Is Trash Angers 50 Cent

Joe Budden is insisting that Eminem new album is trash and now 50 Cent is threatening to put hands on him.

Just before his departure from Everyday Struggle last month, Joe Budden openly criticized Eminem new album Revival calling it trash. Despite getting heavy backlash from Em fans, the Slaughterhouse rapper stands firm about his remarks, insisting that it’s the worst music the Detroit rapper ever released throughout his entire career. The criticism is particularly striking given that Bidden has always been an Eminem ally.

Rappers like 50 Cent and D12 member Bizarre have been going after the rapper turn podcaster on social media. The G-Unit emcee took it a step further and threaten to give Joe a proper beat down when he sees him. “That was a bad idea, look you got a little ass whopping coming. It’s not a big deal, you will get over it. ?#denofthieves Jan 19,” 50 wrote while using the opportunity to promote his new movie Den of Thieves.

Joe Budden is now off Everyday Struggle and rumored to have a new show coming after signing a new deal with Revolt TV. Despite his harsh criticism of Revival, the album debut at No. 1 on Billboard 200 and is currently at No. 6 in its third week on the chart. The album sold 267,000 copies in the first week with 197,000 copies being from traditional album sales.

That was a bad idea, look you got a little ass whopping coming. It’s not a big deal, you will get over it. ?#denofthieves Jan 19

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Uncle Murda – Rap Up 2017 Lyrics

[Intro]
Oh it’s that time of year again
The wrap up
Ayo, nobody wanna hear Mad Skillz Shit
Don’t Come Outside
My new mixtape out right now
GMG ATM is the unit
Lenny Grant

[Hook]
Y’all know what happened
Y’all still want me to talk about it
I ain’t cool with these niggas
So Ima talk about it
Crazy, crazy
Shit crazy
Crazy, crazy
Shit cr-

[Verse 1]
Nicki and Meek dead
Now it’s Nas and Nicki
I’m just happy Usher ain’t give that herpes to Chilli
Meek got a 2 to 4 for popping a wheelie
It’s crazy, even Drake said
“Free Meek Milly”
Free Meek
Safaree don’t feel bad for him
Meek and ‘em almost beat his ass but he was too fast for him
Kaepernick spoke to Meek Mill
That’s dope
Tell Nicki Minaj brother
“Don’t drop the soap”
Remy got at Nicki ass like
“What you got in them jeans?”
Remy won but for now
Nicki still the queen
Cardi B on the hills though
I know Nick feeling it
3 records on the Billboard
Cardi be killing it
You ain’t gotta say it Nicki I know
You been doing that
Cardi got a long way to go
It was dope seeing Remy and Kim link
Ayo K Michelle
Your pussy still stink
Jay Z confessed to cheating on Beyoncé
And he finally threw some shots back at Kanye
Jay know Kanye ain’t ‘bout that violence
For my nigga prodigy
Let’s have a moment of silence
——
(Queens stand up)
These sluts is still winning man
Salute to these hoes
21 Savage wifed Up Amber Rose
Playboy Carti wifed up Black Chyna
She had hundreds of niggas in and out her vagina
Kevin Hart cheated and that shit got recorded
Apologized on Instagram cause he was getting extorted
I was mad Soulja Boy and Chris Brown didn’t fight
Migos and Joe Budden almost got into a fight
Do it look like I was left of Bad and Boujee?
Yeah it was Offset, Quavo And Lil Uzi
Niggas tried to hit Young Dolph with a hundred shots
He was in the bullet proof truck like, “that’s all y’all got?”
He was laughing
Watching bullets bounce off the glass
Second time around no
Them niggas shot his ass
Niggas get shot everyday
That nigga tough
That’s my nigga
He gon’ call me like
“Yo, you play too much.”
A Boogie and them stomped out Lil B
I was mad they ain’t have Timbs on like MOP

[Hook]
Y’all know what happened
Y’all still want me to talk about it
I ain’t cool with these niggas
So Ima talk about it
Crazy crazy
Shit crazy
Crazy crazy
Shit crazy
Y’all know what happened
Y’all still want me to talk about it
I ain’t cool with these niggas
So Ima talk about it
Crazy crazy
Shit crazy
Crazy crazy
Shit-

[Verse 2]
Bobby V, you like trannies
No need to front about it
You ain’t come out the closet yet
But got caught coming out it
You and Yung Joc been gay for mad long
You probably payed for that dress that he had on
Tyrese broke
How he don’t got no paper?
Nigga tried to borrow 5 mill from Will and Jada
Cried on the Gram when he ain’t get to see his child
R Kelly kidnapping girls
He still a pedophile
You R&B niggas is ill
Usher got an STD you can’t cure with a pill
This is so disrespectful, ain’t it?
Wendy husband cheated
That’s why you fainted
You in that bikini Wendy
That’s why he doing that
Your body look like ugh
Where the fuck is your booty at?
OJ home
He ain’t black
I don’t give a fuck
Free my nigga Brown, Ra Diggs
Free Tut
White people
Look at all the shit they be doing
Rest in peace to all them victims in that Las Vegas shooting
Lil white kid got 6 months for rape
But Meek got a 2 to 4 for a non-violent case
This other white kid had us all feeling bad
Then them pictures came out with them confederate flags
Oh now we understand fully
You was calling kids nigga
That’s why you was getting bullied
Donald Trump still spreading that hatred
Made Harvey Weinstein look like a rapist
I’ll believe all them girls that made a statement
Damn Russell Simmons facing rape allegations
Please Russell, tell me it’s nonsense
And you ain’t been doing yoga to clear your guilty conscience
Nelly caught a rape charge
Case got dropped
Prosecution and the judge and believe that thot
Half of Hollywood got caught up in that rape shit
Lonzo Ball can’t ball
He ain’t shit
Like his father
I’m just being real with him
I Know Nike happy
They ain’t do that deal with him
Wanna sell sneakers
Lonzo get your stats up
You had a lot of hype
But your numbers don’t match up
Durant got a ring but that shit don’t count
He was riding the wave
That Steph Curry house
Westbrook won the MVP like hello
Now he getting some help from Paul George and Melo
Kyrie left Lebron James in Cleveland
He wanted be the man
That’s his reason for leaving
48 Laws of Power, first chapter
Kyrie never try to outshine the master
Phil Jackson got fired
Kobe got both his jerseys retired
Lamar Odom still having a hard life
Derek Fisher still fucking Matt Barnes wife
The NFL a new KKK clique
Look how them owners done block Kaepernick
Tell Martin Luther
“Puff got a dream.”
Them crackers ain’t letting Puff buy no football team
They ain’t even let Kaepernick be a backup
They know you a good businessman
But you black Puff
I’m sounding like Stephen A. Smith y’all
Check me out
Floyd Mayweather took too long to knock McGregor out
Think Floyd give a fuck about that?
No
He got 300 million and he 50 and 0

[Hook]
Y’all know what happened
Y’all still want me to talk about it
I ain’t cool with these niggas
So Ima talk about it
Crazy crazy
Shit crazy
Crazy crazy
Shit-

[Verse 3]
The kid with all the Xs in his name got knocked out
On stage
Usher 1 STD away from getting AIDS
My mouth reckless
Khloe and Kim K [?] get pregnant
Kylie Jenner having Travis Scott baby
I know that boy Tyga feeling crazy
He been so irrelevant since the breakup
It’s been good seeing Cameron and Jim Jones make up
Ma$e verse Cam
Harlem, how you like that?
Niggas was just hype to see Ma$e finally fight back
Oracle was cool but it wasn’t no Ether
Ma$e going to hell for acting like he a preacher
The 2Pac movie was wack
Ask Kevin Hart
Maino shooting 2Pac up was my favorite part
Starz gave 50 a hundred mil
He put me in a Bruce Willis movie
Shit getting real
Lil Bow Wow been doing the most
That nigga wasn’t on a jet
He was on Jet Blue and coast
Tell Mother Nature to suck a dick
She got hurricanes out here fucking up shit
Houston, Puerto Rico, we with y’all
Trump sold the whole country
He ain’t shit y’all
Trae tha Truth was out in Houston with the people
Trump throwing papers towels like It was a free throw
In Puerto Rico
America, we gotta do better
I wish we could kill Trump and bring back Hugh Hefner
Donald Trump is a crazy cracker
Flex was on the Gram arguing with a dead rapper
He was telling 2Pac that he lied
And got real emotional
Funk Flex even cried
I ain’t gon’ talk about the chick situation
Me and his wife already had that conversation
I’m still the most underrated rapper
I came up off Bitcoin so that shit don’t matter
I’m in the crib like
“What else Ima write ‘bout?
Oh yeah
Amorosa got kicked out the White House
Terrorists been popping up in New York lately
Nigga blew hisself up by mistake
Shit crazy
Janet Jackson turned 50
Had her first baby
Khaled all over Instagram with his first baby
Beyoncé had twins with Shawn Carter
Serena Williams had a baby
I think Drake is the father
I had a baby
Can’t wait ‘til i see him walk
Pharrell had triplets
Enough of that baby talk
Back to that street shit
Niggas don’t feel me
Taxstone got locked up and pleaded guilty
“Why you ain’t help him?”
I ain’t come with that nigga
We ain’t cool like that but it’s free Tax nigga
We don’t wish jail on niggas
Free Tax nigga
Rest In Peace Combat Jack nigga
Tell Mad Skillz
Niggas is through it
I ain’t really want Ghost and Kanan Getting cool again
Tyreke killed Ray Ray on Power
Tommy fucking Lala
We saw her titties on Power
Gucci got married
Cardi B got engaged
Young Buck choke some nigga out backstage
Post Malone wanna be black
He getting rap money but he tryna downplay rap
Paul Rosenberg called him out on that
I hope G-Eazy don’t do nothing stupid like that
Where my bitches at that’s Bad and Boujee?
Chris Brown and Quavo almost fought over Karrueche
Joe Budden left Everyday Struggle
That contract they gave you basically said
“Fuck You”
Teka$hi 6ix9ine came out of nowhere
He litt
He from Brooklyn and he got rainbow hair
LouGotCash got a deal
New York shit
Ace’s got closed down but Lust still litt
Mariah Carey broke up with that billionaire
She kept that 10 million dollar ring
She ain’t playing fair
I’m off this
Enough was said here
I’ll be back throwing niggas under the bus next year
VROOM

[Hook]
Y’all know what happened
Y’all still want me to talk about it
I ain’t cool with these niggas
So Ima talk about it
Crazy crazy
Shit crazy
Crazy crazy
Shit crazy
Y’all know what happened
Y’all still want me to talk about it
I ain’t cool with these niggas
So Ima talk about it
Crazy crazy
Shit crazy
Crazy crazy
Shit crazy
Y’all know what happened
Y’all still want me to talk about it
I ain’t cool with these niggas
So Ima talk about it
Crazy crazy
Shit crazy
Crazy crazy
Shit crazy
Y’all know what happened
Y’all still want me to talk about it
I ain’t cool with these niggas
So Ima talk about it
Crazy crazy
Shit crazy
Crazy

Joe Budden Under Siege From Azealia Banks Who Defends Nicki Minaj and Female Rap

Azealia Banks is once again defending Nicki Minaj from Joe Budden trash Talking.

Budden and Charlamagne Tha God named Nicki on their “Trash List” for 2017 and Banks is certainly not happy about that. She has become the fast of championing female hip hop on social media and has become a staunched defender of Ms Minaj’s role in female rap. “Joe Budden talks the most sh*t about rappers yet the emotional trauma (and possible industry backlash) from being rejected by JAY-Z well over ten years ago is the reason why he’s actually not a part of any rap game or music community anywhere,” she wrote.

“But it SERIOUSLY makes me sick to my stomach to see @cthagod and Joe Burden get pleasure from tearing this black woman down because they are LEGIT LYING TO THEMSELVES,” she added in her lengthy post. “Every comparison they make is a FARCE…not cardio [Cardi B] nor remus [Remy Ma] are fucking with nicki on her off day.”

Azealia Banks is certain no fan of the rapper turn podcaster and now Charlamagne has joined that ranks as one of the most hated media personalities in rap. The two took turns in bashing Nicki Minaj while telling viewers that she had a trash year despite dropping a lot of new music. “I can’t remember the last time I saw a superstar of Nicki’s caliber put out three records at the same time, and by the way that ‘No Fraids’ record had the iHeartRadio stimulus package that you going to play every hour on the hour on every urban station throughout the country,” Charlamagne said while Joe Budden added, “Nicki Minaj is a superstar and you cannot have 90 followers and put out three records and non of them catch [on].”

Of course, Nicki Minaj wasn’t the only name on the Trash List for 2017, rap legend Eminem and newcomer Lil Yachty was also on the list along with Frank Ocean.

Put your reading glasses on, Roommates, because #AzealiaBanks just came for #JoeBudden and #CharlamagneThaGod after they called #NickiMinaj trash ?? (View earlier post)

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Nicki Minaj, Eminem Makes 2017 Trash List Per Joe Budden and Charlamagne

Nicki Minaj and Eminem makes Joe Budden and Charlamagne Tha God 2017 trash list.

That’s a pretty bold statement from two of hip hop’s staunchest critics. Budden recently left his morning show at Complex, Everyday Struggle, over some internal conflicts and now its seems he is eyeing his next gig in an effort to prove that he doesn’t need the show to stay in the midst of hip hop culture. The rapper turned podcaster recently took part in Revolt’s year-end recap with Charlamagne Tha God and they had some interesting take on the best and the worst of hip hop in 2017.

One of the hot topic issue they spoke about is the so called 2017 trash list. The full list comprises of five rappers that the two media personalities think are whack and these are Lil Yachty, Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone, and Frank Ocean. They took the time to clarify why they placed each of these artists on the list while making it clear that they don’t have anything against Nicki.

“I can’t remember the last time I saw a superstar of Nicki’s caliber put out three records at the same time, and by the way that ‘No Fraids’ record had the iHeartRadio stimulus package that you going to play every hour on the hour on every urban station throughout the country, she had Wayne and Drake on the record and that record didn’t grow bro,” Charlamagne said. “She had another record with Wayne and that didn’t go anywhere and she had a third record and I don’t even know what happened to that sh*t.”

“Nicki Minaj is a superstar and you cannot have 90 followers and put out three records and non of them catch,” Joe Budden said. The Breakfast Club host then explains why Lil Yachty is the poster child for trash artists of 2017.

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Joe Budden Abruptly Leaves “Everyday Struggle” To Start Own Show

Joe Budden has abruptly departed from Complex’s Everyday Struggle while hinting he will start his own show.

Details surrounding his sudden exit from the morning show are not forthcoming, but both the Slaughterhouse rapper and Complex have confirmed his departure. One thing is for certain and that is Budden’s departure has nothing to do with paternity leave since his wife just gave birth to a baby boy. He hinted on Twitter on Tuesday that money may have been a deciding factor in him tendering his resignation.

“Joe Budden is not continuing as a host on Everyday Struggle in 2018,” Complex said in a statement to Billboard. “The show will be back in the New Year with all new episodes and guests. We wish Joe all the best and thank him for a great 2017.”

Budden didn’t have the same enthusiasm for his former employer and had this to say on Twitter, “I created that show… I’ll create another if need be… & another & another….. it’s when u CANT create that you move WITHOUT integrity.” He was responded to a fan who asked him not to leave the show. “But on the real… Please don’t leave Every Day Struggle, we miss you. And also find time to rap more. Solo and House gang. And be a new father. We’re so trash,” the fan wrote.

“They didn’t give me a proper goodbye either. INJUSTICE,” Budden added on Twitter. There is no doubt that co-hosts DJ Akademiks and Nadeska added a lot to the success of Everyday Struggle this year, but it was Joe Budden whose enigmatic personality who catapult the show to great success among a mostly urban audience. What’s even more interesting is that his departure comes just a few days after Quavo and his Migos gang drop the video for a diss track “Ice Tray.”

I am not on paternity & they should stop using my 3 day old child to mask internal chaos, thx. https://t.co/ZRpvDDwFD1

— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) December 18, 2017

I created that show… I’ll create another if need be… & another & another….. it’s when u CANT create that you move WITHOUT integrity… https://t.co/aZdMDI3eOG

— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) December 19, 2017

But on the real… Please don't leave Every Day Struggle, we miss you. And also find time to rap more. Solo and House gang. And be a new father. We're so trash ?

— KP Kev the Poet (@kevthepoet) December 19, 2017

They didn’t give me a proper goodbye either. INJUSTICE!!!!!! https://t.co/ygMuYvuTL5

— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) December 19, 2017

LMFAO this troll

— Irv (@thisisIRV) December 19, 2017

Migos & Joe Budden Beef Far From Over Quavo Previews Diss Track

Migos and Joe Budden beef is far from over.

The Atlanta rap trio previewed a Joe Budden diss track on Twitter on Wednesday that ignites a firestorm including a response from Joe Budden. Who can forget Migos and Budden’s tense confrontation at the BET Awards pre-show in June. The Slaughterhouse rapper was partaking in an interview with the group when things quickly went south. Eventually, security manages to separate them before it went into an all-out brawl.

Migos hasn’t forgotten and is about to let their feelings be known in an upcoming track, due on Friday. The rap group shared a preview of the song on Instagram today. In the short clip, you can hear Quavo name-dropping the veteran rapper while indicating that he is ready for war. “Ice tray a n***a floodin’, ice, ice, ice / If a n***a hatin’ call him Joe Budden (pu**y!!) / Coupe outside and its press button / Fa**** ni*** mad cuz your b**ch f***ing / f*** it ice trader gang,” Quavo raps over a trap beat.

RELATED: Migos & Joe Budden Got Into Heated Confrontation At BET Awards

Joe Budden already took notice of the potential diss and responded on Twitter. “Quavo want smoke ? Lol,” the Everyday Struggle co-host tweeted. “Soon as it’s all peace he decides to unleash this lyrical venom in my direction… that’s crazy smh. @QuavoStuntin i am your OG & you will respect me as such.” This response indicates that Budden might be planning to dust off his mic and lay down a response in the studio. Let’s hope these guys keep this beef in the studio. Last year, the “Pump It Up” rapper fired off a series of diss tracks aimed at Drake, but the Toronto rapper never bite. In one of his diss records, he also took shots at JAY-Z and Meek Mill.

Listen to a preview of Migos new single “Control The Streets (Joe Budden diss)” below.

CONTROL THE STREETS VOL. 1 MIDNIGHT TOMORROW NIGHT

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Quavo want smoke ? Lol

— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) December 6, 2017

Soon as it’s all peace he decides to unleash this lyrical venom in my direction… that’s crazy smh

— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) December 6, 2017

@QuavoStuntin i am your OG & you will respect me as such.

— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) December 6, 2017

Joe Budden Speak On Meek Mill Sentence “He Deserve It”


Meek Mill is currently getting a lot of support from his celebrity peers but Joe Budden is a rare case.

A lot of rappers are probably thinking the same way as the Everyday Struggle host, but only he is brave enough to say it out loud. During Wednesday episode of his morning show, Budden talked about why he is not sorry for Meek Mill and broke down a number of ways that he thinks the Philly rapper could have avoided being sent back to prison. While some fans seem to agree with what he has to say, a large number of folks are bashing him for being a hater.

Meek Mill pleaded in court asking the judge to cut him some slack because he has made it this far and can’t afford to start over. The judge wasn’t haven’t it and handed down the 2-4 prison sentence regardless. DJ Akademiks said on Complex’s Everyday Struggle that he is surprised about the sentencing but not surprised that Meek is waist deep in legal troubles because that is how the system is especially if you’re a black man. Joe Budden was much more critical of the Dreamchasers rapper and there might be some truth in what he has to say.

“Everybody’s talking about Meek, so let’s talk about Meek, ‘I don’t feel bad for Meek at all,’” Budden said before going into a long lecturing about election day and how it correlates to the system of oppression. “The local elections are probably the most important, so I want to encourage all of ya’ll to go vote for your local officers, governor, mayor,” the “Pump It Up” rapper said. “To the people that don’t know, that is how the judges are elected. So we can’t continue to say that we have a problem with harsh judges and harsh sentencing if we as a people will do nothing about it.”

The judge in Meek Mill case is known to be strict and she has been working with the rapper since 2013. Meek’s attorney called her bias and vindictive for handing down the sentence on Monday, telling reporters that she once asked the rapper to remake Boyz II Men classic single “On Bended Knee” and give her a shout-out.

Lil Yachty Explains Why He Wear A ‘F**k Joe Budden’ Shirt On Stage


Lil Yachty and Joe Budden will not be making peace anytime soon.

The “Teenage Emotions” rapper and the Everyday Struggle co-host have been beefing for a couple months now thanks to an interview Yachty did on the talk show. Budden famously bashed the young rapper for having an overly positive demeanor, something he calls irritating and BS. Lil Yachty never forgave him for attacking him unnecessary and now he is trolling the Slaughter House rapper in a very direct way.

Lil Yachty was performing in Toronto recently when a fan threw a hoodie on stage and when he saw what was written on it he put it on. “Lol a fan through on stage from the crowd and I put it on, cuz what a hater gotta say that’s why, all dese broke ni**as lucky it’s free to make a comment on someone’s post,” Yachty explains. “Cus if u had to pay to make a statement.. it would be a lot less talk.”

During his performance he egged on the audience to shout “f**k Joe Budden.” We will surely get a response from the talk show host tomorrow morning on his show Everyday Struggle. He also told the audience that these old heads like Budden need to stop “f**king with these young n****s.” This is a clear message to the rap veteran and any other hater that no matter what Lil Yachty will live his life the way he sees fit. These two rappers could easily address this beef in the studio but the only problem is that Joe is now longer an active rapper and is more like a hip hop critic these days. So the only thing left to do is for them to troll each other on social media or use their respective platforms to take shot at each other.

Lil Boat trolling Joe Budden in Toronto. #lilyachty #joebudden

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Nicki Minaj and Lil Uzi Vert Drops “The Way Life Goes (Remix)”


Nicki Minaj and Lil Uzi Vert drop their long awaited collaboration “The Way Life Goes (Remix).”

The track has been in the works since around September and just when fans thought that it would never see the light of day, it did and here it is. Nicki Minaj responded to a question from her fans about the collaborative single last month on Twitter. “Been done!!! but apparently someone somewhere wants to hold back on putting it out right now. It’s not me & it’s not Uzi tho. Tea anyone?” Nicki tweeted while hinting that perhaps someone at the label executive level might be holding back the track.

This is the second guest feature we are getting from Nicki Minaj in the past week after teaming up with the Migos trio and Cardi B on the new track “Motor Sport.” She has been getting a lot of praise for her verse on the track and after listening to this new joint “The Way Life Goes (Remix)” you will feel the same way too. Both Nicki and Cardi B had to respond to rumors of more tension between this week with some folks like Joe Budden saying that they are taking shots at each other on the single “Motor Sport.”

“Now you beggin’ this a doozy / But beggars cannot by choosey / Been the queen for eight summers / Just tell them to call me Suzy / This that Nicki, this that Uzi / This Hennessy got me woozy / Broke the internet in 5411’s and some Gucci / The blue ribbons eating sushi,” Nicki Minaj raps

Joe Budden Talks Suicide Attempts and Struggle With Depression


Very few rappers openly talk about mental health and Joe Budden is an exception perhaps because he personally dealt with it.

The often very vocal rapper can be found on the daily hip hop show Everyday Struggle on Complex where he is one of the co-hosts. You can always expect Budden to speak his mind on any rapper or any song whether he likes it or not. This time he is not talking about music, but something that affected everyone directly or indirectly, mental health. In his interview with Grass Routes Podcast, the Slaughterhouse rapper delve into his past struggles with depression and even revealed that at one point he contemplated suicide. Fortunately, he was able to find fame and fight those demons that almost claimed his life.

Joe Budden told hosts Erin Ashley Simon and Brandon Hall that he has attempted suicide at least five times in his life. “For me, there have been less than five times where I’ve actually attempted suicide,” the rapper said. “That wasn’t in ’03, ’04, ‘Pump it Up’ was out then. But that didn’t mean that the days weren’t dark. That didn’t mean that the suicidal thoughts weren’t there… When I say ’04, that’s when I didn’t really have those thoughts anymore.”

This revelation by Joe Budden just proves that not even gangster rappers are immune to mental illnesses which is a major problem globally. Joe Budden admitted that it wasn’t until after he retired from rap that he became open about his past demons. He said that his openness now would have never happened if he was still signed to Shady Records because he then had a brand to protect. This could perhaps explain why more celebrities, particularly rappers, are not more open about their struggles with mental illness and drug abuse. Watch the full interview below.

Joe Budden and Girlfriend Cyn Santana Expecting First Child

Congratulations are in order for Joe Budden and his girlfriend Cyn Santana who is pregnant with the couple’s first child.

The Slaughterhouse rapper and the former Love and Hip Hop star have been dating for over a year and now they are taking their relationship to the next level. Joe Budden made the announcement on Instagram on Wednesday night with a poem. Santana also broke the news on Instagram saying, “My biggest blessing… In the name of love. Thank You God!”

Budden came through with a photo of himself and his baby mama wearing all white that he captioned with a heartfelt poem. “I Never. I never knew we’d get here, it’s funny,” he wrote. “I never saw you in that light. Now I never see light without you. I never courted you, an if I did I never acknowledged it. I never had a friend in romance. I never thought that was possible. I never have laughed this much or hard. I never knew you or your energy were so radiant, enigmatic even… but I never knew you. I never could’ve been more deprived.”

There have been rumors floating around since around May of this year claiming that Cyn Santana is pregnant but both she and Budden denied the allegations. Back then the Love and Hip Hop star posted a cryptic message on social media that reads, “Today I become a woman. A whole, complete woman. I am excited beyond words.” Judging from the size of her baby bump, those rumors might very well be true back then.

In November last year, Joe Budden had to respond to more pregnancy rumors on Twitter. “We’re not, she just eats like we are,” the rapper tweeted. The New York emcee will likely make a formal announcement on his Everyday Struggle show tomorrow.

Migos Claims Racism After Getting Kicked Off Delta Flight

Migos rappers are claiming racism after getting kicked off a Delta flight on Friday.

There are a lot of accusations flying from both sides with Migos claiming that they were thrown off the flight because they are black. Delta employees are saying that the rappers were out of control in first class. Flight attendants say they asked Takeoff to place his book bag inside the overhead compartment and buckle his seat belt but he refused, TMZ reported. The caption then made the decision to boot all three Migos members. Takeoff, Quavo, and Offset off the flight. Their manager also leave the plane in solidarity before making a formal complain.

The rap group’s manager say all three members were exhausted and fell asleep after boarding the flight from Atlanta to Des Moines. Delta reps says the pilot returned to the gate after stopping on the taxiway because the Migos rappers were refusing to follow instructions from the flight crew and thus endangering other passengers. Joe Budden is probably having a laugh about this right now in his bedroom, but fortunately for the Migos trio, Delta booked them on another flight and they were able to get to their show in Des Moines on time.

Joe Budden – Freestyle

Intro: Styles P (Talking)

Real MC shit you know
Jedi’s on deck pay attention
Fuck y’all niggas talkin’ bout?
Verse 1: Styles P

Lyrical last dragon, acid saliva
Guns are the bars yeah the casket provide it
You can ask a survior, you can ask a supplier
He’s hot headed, he’ll leave you as masses on fire
I’m the ghost rider that’ll kill your ghost writer
Make him OD on heroin, he’s a dope writer
If you had it written don’t you tell me that you spittin’
Imma say you bullshittin’ and go suck a dick
And get a hand gun and stand there and take this ass whippin’
Yeah, I’m 41 but you ain’t got to act dumb nigga
I ain’t got a problem killing 41 young niggas
14 years ago I had 41 guns nigga
I was movin’ work at like 41 slums nigga
Told my nigga Budden we don’t always get along
But one things for sure, we can have a rap discussion
We know we got bars and these little niggas don’t
Let’s lock ’em up, just slaughter ’em, make it look disgusting
Cut from a cloth that God made
Waring in the devils’ land when I want to war knockin’ ‘I Pray’
Could kill MC’s for like 5 days
I’m talkin’ Monday through Friday
Go and pick up then dump ’em on the highway
Yeah, you should know that the ghost here
Space ghost, kill ’em all, then say the coast clear (yeah)

Verse 2: Joe Budden

A nigga vision is so clear
Even through the mystici , keep the pope near
Was big out in L.E.S., this ain’t Joe clear
Gossip gets deaded as soon as it hits Joe’s ear
So the venom is caged, I’m underpaid
I can only give ’em minimum rage
I came up when all they respected is violence
If you know, it’s something to be said in my silence
Only time we vacate is when we left for the islands
Stash in the bathroom, police severed the tiling
Got football numbers when the squad was pinched
Well deserved, we put Eagles in the cars and went
Listen, the fame you can keep
Some niggas became sheep
But before I ever snitch, I refrain from speech
All I hear is niggas talkin’ bout Game and Meek
I’m in the crib thinkin’ this entire game is meek
This shit has changed Ghost
They lowered the understanding
Prisoner of my mind claustrophobic in my mansion
But you and ‘Kiss told me we gon’ make it
Say whatever you want about him he don’t fake it
You rarely see me out, I don’t be most places
In bars it’s still shit that real G’s hold sacred, yeah
That’s probably why they adore me though
Lastly before we go, rest in peace Shawty Lo