|Posted by Admin on March 12, 2019 at 8:35 AM|
New Jersey’s ex-emcee and current culture commentator Joe Budden got trampled on the internet by Carnival attendees and Caribbean people alike for a comment about the cultural celebration that he says was taken completely out of context.
One of Joey’s co-hosts bring up another sought-after Hollywood lady before the podcast crew segue into their thoughts on the West Indian celebration: TLC’s Chilli, who was recently spotted with R&B singer Mya and Brooklyn femcee star Lil Kim in Trinidad as the three ladies glitzed and glammed up for Carnival. In one of the clips circulating on social media, which Joey says was doctored to take his comments out of context, Joey asks afterward, “What’s up with Mya?” After a co-host brings up that she “was doing that little Carnival sh**” and “looked aiight” while she was at it, Joey can be heard saying that “these chicks can’t wait to put on these Carnival outfits and be h**s.” Murder Inc. first R&B lady Ashanti also comes up in the conversation before the crew switches the subject to Atlanta’s historic urban turn-up Freaknik.
HE LAID OUT AN ENTIRE ELABORATION FOR INSTAGRAM TOO IN A NOW-DELETED POST…
Joe explained that the conversation on the Joe Budden Podcast was actually discussing “’other’ [people] appropriating culture they weren’t apart of (as [they] normally do).” He claimed that they weren’t discussing Carnival nor Caribbean culture either considering his awareness of its heritage and history. “To anyone who heard that conversation and felt offended I’d like to humbly apologize, that’s just never my intention,” he wrote. For everyone else “outraged” by only a snippet of the conversation, Joe argued that he didn’t publish that and “those are not [his] thoughts or sentiments, and [he doesn’t] feel that way.” He pointed to a lack of responsible journalism and the need for “cheap clickbait,” used to “weaponize emotions” as the real culprit behind the misinterpretation, and reiterates his apology for those offended.
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