On an episode of Joe Budden’s podcast, Budden said he hates BTS for no reason and incorrectly says they’re from China.
Joe Budden is the latest of many Western artists to jump on the train of criticizing BTS without giving a reason as to why. On the most recent episode of The Joe Budden podcast, which premiered today, April 6th, the East Harlem artist said he hated BTS and wrongly said they were from China in a heated rant that seemingly had no support from his co-hosts.
“I hate them BTS n**gas.”
JBP co-hosts Ice and Ish luckily pushed back on Budden’s comments about the South Korean K-Pop group and asked him why he felt such animosity towards the group.
“Do I need a reason?” he replied. “I hate them n**gas. I hate them. I don’t have to divulge my reason to you, I just hate them n**gas.”
Joe continued his rant, “I don’t want to hear that shit. I don’t want to see them dance moves. I don’t want to see you come down in the sky in a little umbrella. I don’t want to see your four fuckin’ co-tees come from the audience and link up like Voltron and do all of the 98 Degrees moves. I don’t want to see it.”
“I know they’re big. I know it’s China,” he added, before JBP co-host Parks Vallely corrected him by informing him they are from Korea.
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“I don’t want to see Korean-Sync,” Joe joked, comparing BTS to the ‘90s pop group ‘NSync.
Joe Budden says he hate BTS and mistakes The group for being from China, but instead the group is from Korea. Joe seems to dislike BTS for no reason.#joebudden #BTS #Grammys pic.twitter.com/wh0qNEmKDG
— Media On Blast (@mediaonblast) April 6, 2022
After the episode aired, the BTS army quickly caught word of the slanderous talk and came rushing to their band’s defense— spamming Budden with replies about how he’s washed up and jealous. One cutting comment said this:
“Joe budden is 41 years old going on 13. you would think that a grown man would have enough sense and maturity to recognize his own blatant xenophobia. for a supposedly music artist turned middle school incel drama prone podcaster, im not even surprised at his unjustified comments.”