Joe Budden Addresses Diddy & Cassie Lawsuit, Thinks It's Not Hard To See A Problem

According to Budden, people should be less concerned about what people like him say about clearly horrific behavior.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
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The Diddy and Cassie lawsuit, although settled, still lights a fire under Internet discussion and general conversation. Moreover, accusations of sexual assault and physical abuse against the Bad Boy mogul fell under much scrutiny on both sides. However, a big part of this is also seeing how people react to it, which might not actually be the best or most logical of practices. At least, that's what Joe Budden remarked on his podcast, on which he had to respond to all this in some way. According to the Slaughterhouse MC, folks who need celebrities to validate criticism of abhorrent behavior are looking in the wrong place.

"Are y'all stupid?" Joe Budden's slight rant began. "Like, let's have a moment. Nah, for real. Y'all gon' make me take these f***ing shades off. I'm trying to be cool, I'm trying to respect the gospel, clean version of this podcast. But I be wondering this, too, at home. The fans echo some of that stupid s**t. Do y'all think podcasters are coming into work to say that domestic violence, r*pe, sex trafficking, and drugging women is right on some fronts? Like, do y'all need anybody to say that all of those things are horrifically mortifying?

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"Y'all didn't need Joe Budden for that, right?," the media personality continued. "Y'all don't even want me for a music review. So I know that I'm not... That's my thing, right? For as much praise I give Hov and to Puff and to Dame. Again, back to podcasters keeping some of their thoughts private and just not having to share everything. I don't feel like I need to come in here and have word vomit about my discernment when it comes to some of the evil s**t that goes on in the industry. Nor do I think I'm the mascot and spokesperson to be the 'deliverer' of news for some of the evil s**t that goes on in the industry.

"Some of the treacherous, some of some of the things that are made not so public," he concluded. "Like, I don't think the public would react well if they knew all of the locker room behavior of football players. I don't." For more news and the latest updates on Joe Budden, Diddy, and Cassie, stick around on HNHH.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.