A video clip from The Joe Budden Podcast has gone viral on social media, showing a heated argument between the host Joe Budden and his co-host Ish over their podcast contract. In the video, Ish seems to insinuate Joe tries to get his friends to sign bad contracts, while Joe defends his business decisions and claims he is generous with his partners.
The Joe Budden Podcast is one of the most popular and influential podcasts in the hip-hop and entertainment industry, featuring discussions on music, culture, news, and personal stories. The podcast was originally hosted by Joe Budden, a former rapper and media personality, along with his friends Rory Farrell and Jamil “Mal” Clay. In August 2018, Budden signed a deal to bring his podcast to Spotify while still uploading a video version to YouTube.
However, in March 2021, Rory and Mal left the show after a series of disagreements with Joe over their roles, responsibilities, and revenues. Joe accused them of being disloyal, ungrateful, and entitled, while Rory and Mal claimed that Joe breached their contract, withheld financial information, and disrespected them as friends and co-workers. The feud sparked a lot of controversy and backlash from the fans and the industry, as many people sided with Rory and Mal and criticized Joe for being selfish, arrogant, and manipulative.
In April 2021, Joe announced that he had replaced Rory and Mal with two new co-hosts: Lamar “Ice” Burney, Antwan “Ish” Marby, who are also his longtime friends. Ish and Ice had previously filled in for Rory and Mal when they were absent from the show due to personal reasons. Joe said that he wanted to give his friends an opportunity to join him in his podcast venture and share his success with them.
The Argument Over the “I Quit Clause”
During a recent episode of The Joe Budden Podcast, Joe and Ish got into a heated argument over their podcast contract. Ish explained that when he signed his podcast contract, it was laid out by Joe Budden himself, and claimed that he isn’t the “yes, yes, yes” type of person he portrays.
Ish said that his lawyer wanted Joe to agree to some things that would protect his interest, but Joe refused to agree to them, despite the fact that they were supposed to be friends. Ish explained that he felt like Joe was trying to get him to sign a bad contract that would give him no leverage or security.
One of the main points of contention was an “I quit clause” that Ish’s lawyer wanted to put in the contract. This clause would allow Ish to quit the podcast whenever he wanted to without any consequences. Ish explained that this clause was necessary, because the contract also said that Joe could fire him at any moment for any reason, but he could not quit at any moment for any reason. Ish explained that this clause was unfair, because it meant that Joe was not bound by the contract, but he was.
Joe argued that the “I quit clause” was unreasonable and unrealistic, because it would jeopardize the stability and continuity of the podcast. He explained that he could not afford to have his co-hosts quit on him at any time without notice, or explanation.
Joe also claimed that he was very generous with his co-hosts, and that he gave them everything he could give them as partners.
The video clip of the argument between Joe and Ish quickly went viral on social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Reddit, and TikTok. Many people reacted to the video by expressing their opinions on who was right or wrong in the situation. Most people seemed to support Ish’s position and sympathize with his concerns. They also compared the situation to what happened with Rory and Mal.
Many people on social media thought that Joe Budden was being hypocritical, dishonest, and greedy when it came to dealing with his co-hosts. They feel that Joe tried to get his friends to sign bad contracts that would benefit him more than them. Many twitter users expressed they believe that Joe did not value or respect his friends as much as he claimed he did. Some people also feel that Joe sees his co-hosts as disposable and replaceable, and that he only cared about his own interests and ego.
Many people on social media also felt that the video was proof that Joe Budden did scam Rory and Mal out of their fair share of the podcast revenue and recognition. They thought that the video showed that Joe had a pattern of behavior and a history of problems with his co-hosts. They thought that Joe was not a good leader or a good friend, and that he was not trustworthy or reliable as a business partner.
However, those are opinions coming from people who see the situation from the outside looking in. There could be many details in this situation that can’t be revealed public, which could actually show Joe Budden is telling the truth. However, right now history seems to say otherwise, so the criticism will always be there.