Joe Budden is denying claims that he tears down and disrespects women in a new interview with Variety. The accusation was one of the many things he was confronted about during his headline-making visit to Nicki Minaj’s Queen Radio earlier this week.
“That’s such a false narrative, I don’t understand where comes from and it shouldn’t be created,” he told the publication. “I was raised by a single mom. I was raised to believe — and I still believe — that women are the greatest creatures on this f**king earth. The greatest. I don’t understand where that comes from.”
“There’s nothing to defend,” he continued. “I wouldn’t even dignify it. What conversation are we having? It has to be with someone who isn’t familiar with me…I’m not really perception-based. I’m black and white. If it’s true, great. If not, y’all have a blast with it as long as it’s not altering anything. That couldn’t be further from the truth.”
He closed by stating that musicians and entertainers have to “convey certain things” for their audience, and in Minaj’s case, that meant “berating” him.
“I think that was really important for her, so get it off! Cook. I’m numb, it’s not going to bother me,” he explained. “It’s not gonna affect me. What people say online isn’t going to bother me. I know you don’t feel like that. I know you’re leaving here to come do my podcast — it’s theatrics at the end of the day. I don’t pay that no mind.”