“I’m apologizing to Meg,” the retired rapper said during the Dec. 21 episode of The Joe Budden Podcast. “Meg, the people that love her, her handlers, her team, the people that have to support her through what has to be an exhausting trial. I listened back. I got a few phone calls from women that I love and appreciate and admire.”
He continued, “I’m apologizing for the careless manner in which I joked about her mental health. That didn’t sit right with my soul and my spirit… That’s not funny because whether you believe her or don’t believe her, can you afford to be wrong? And the answer’s no.”
The “Pump It Up” artist also offered an apology to his women fanbase at large and explained the severity of how badly he felt, stating “That part was very tough for me to listen to. I almost couldn’t sleep.”
Budden was joined by DJ Akademiks during the Dec. 15 episode of The JBP to discuss the case during its first week. The former State Of The Culture host spoke of how Meg has impacted those close to him, saying “I’ve seen this woman do horrible things to some really great people that I have [a] longstanding relationship with here in this industry, so I’m biased. You can’t just treat my friends, and people I f**k with, and people I’ve seen in this game for 15 years a certain way.”
He questioned whether or not she was telling the truth about the alleged July 2020 shooting over the course of the last few years, and seemingly wiped his hands of the entire situation. “I got some theories. But what I can say is I’m finished with these ni**as, and I don’t like that girl. I can’t.”
The trial is ongoing, with Meg’s former friend Kelsey Harris taking the stand and offering a witness statement conflicting with the story she told in a previous interview. Additionally, a neighbor spoke on seeing both a woman and a man fire what appeared to be gunshots. Lanez has successfully evaded a bribery charge, though he still faces multiple others. Experts also stated his DNA was not found on the gun magazine.