Freddie Gibbs is taking credit for saving Joe Rogan from getting beat up for saying the N-word. The Alfredo rapper was a guest on the Kill Tony Show comedy podcast on Monday (March 21), where newbie comedians come to try out new material. Rogan served as a panelist on the show when Gibbs approached the mic, but that didn’t stop the Indiana lyricist from cracking a few jokes at Rogan’s expense over the N-word controversy that plagued him earlier this year.

“The world is changing, shit. Joe Rogan said n-gga and shit,” Gibbs joked looking at Rogan.

“It’s been years,” Rogan replied, asking Gibbs to, “let it go.”

“Nah, n-gga that wasn’t years. That was days,” Gibbs said. “He said every n-gga in Philly look like a monkey. Joe, let me tell you something, n-gga. You lucky I got family in Philadelphia because they was coming there to fuck you up. I held all n-ggas back on behalf of Joe. Y’all give me a round of applause, n-gga.”

Gibbs added that Rogan, “better appreciate it,” saying that moving forward the podcast host has to “get the n-gga approval from the realest n-gga ever.”

The controversy began in February when R&B singer India.Arie posted a compilation video online of Joe Rogan dropping the N-word multiple times over the course of many years on his show. As the host of The Joe Rogan Experience faced backlash, Gibbs appeared as a guest on his podcast as the criticism peaked, and reminded Rogan he couldn’t say it.

“You can’t say that shit, Joe,” Gibbs said on the episode. “You pissed n-ggas off when you did that compilation. It was funny as fuck, though. I can’t even lie.”

“I don’t think you’re racist, my n-gga,” Freddie continued. “You my n-gga, I fuck with you. I never thought you was racist. I just thought you was saying some shit you shouldn’t have said and a lot of us n-ggas say some shit we shouldn’t say sometimes, but it is what it is.”

Watch Freddie Gibbs roast Joe Rogan below.

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