Joe Budden is not totally sold on what they're telling us about the rampant coronavirus pandemic, indicating that he believes it's really just "some form of population control." On Monday (May 11th), a clip was posted of Joe's virtual chat with Lupe Fiasco over IG live, in which the two of them discussed the impact that the pandemic has had on New York, known as the epicenter of the virus in the United States. After Lupe tells Joe that he looks like he hasn't been outside in years, Joe points out that it's because, "I'm actually abiding by what they're telling us to do, which is stay in the house."

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Despite declaring that "New York is fucked up," Joe has faith that, along with his home state of New Jersey, the Empire State will be able to "bounce back" and recover. "It's just gon’ be a slow, slow process," he says, before casually mentioning his developing conspiracy theory. "I believe all this shit is some form of population control anyway." He doesn't elaborate further as Lupe quickly changes the subject, seemingly uninterested in discussing the theory with Joe. Watch their full IG live conversation below: