"She should be a lot bigger than she is [...] she could be a huge star."
Joe Budden is always down to keep it 100 when it comes to discussing artists on his podcast. In the latest episode of The Joe Budden Podcast, the crew speaks about Azealia Banks, music industry dynamics and career killers amongst many other topics.
A good, albeit somewhat shady question, was brought up about the female MC: "Who manages Azealia Banks?" After it's suggested that Azealia manages herself, Budden laughs in agreement saying, "final answer." Then he clarifies that he was "introduced to her manager," but he "doesn't know who that person is."
When speaking about her appearance on Wild'n Out, Budden acknowledges the fact that Azealia Banks was told she wouldn't participate in the show's battle segment. He recalls not wanting to participate in the "roasting session sh*t" when he was on the show as well. In his case, the situation was still manageable from him: "I was down cause I can rap. But as a girl thrust into it, maybe you don't have the savvy to handle it." He's quickly called out for the sexist comment and corrects himself by using the terms "unseasoned" and "sensitive" to describe the reason for her negative experience. The Wildn' Out talk starts around the 24th minute. It involves Big Boi: Check it.
Listen to the full podcast here.