Joe Budden and Lil Yachty explore their differences on "Everyday Struggle."
After Jumpoff Joey publically called out Lil Yachty on his podcast Everyday Struggle,Yachty and his literal family responded with a few minor shots of his own. In an interesting turn of events, King Boat was invited to be the first guest of Everyday Struggle, which led to a heated and insightful discussion about Yachty's place in the hip-hop game.
The conversation starts off with Budden asking Yachty about the reasoning behind the Teenage Emotions album cover, specifically inquiring about the targeted demographics. "Tell me what the message is here?" asks Budden, who's clearly embracing the bad-cop persona.
"The message is to believe in yourself," replies Yachty. "To love yourself. Basically it's just showing all sides of life. She has vitiligo, she's like an emotional girl, she has obesity, and they have same sex love...my music is to just stay positive, and to love yourself. I'm the outcast of the hip-hop game. These are all outcasts on this cover...You can be yourself and still be okay with that."
Budden takes umbrage with Yachty labelling himself an outcast, and Yachty fires back by saying Joe Budden and his generational peers are all "the same." Budden goes on to call Yachty's image of frequent positivity "bullshit," and Yachty claps back with a reasonable explanation:
"When you come from a college dorm room, with no money...and you ain't gettin' no play with no girls, you have no clothes, you have no car...and you come to having three or four cars, millions of dollars, half a million dollars on your body just to wear, and any kind of clothes you want, any hoes you want, how can you be upset?"
The episode itself features much more, so catch the video below. What do ya'll think about King Boat? I know he's kind of a love-him-or-hate-him type of artist, but is he really that bad? As far as I'm concerned, dude is hustling.