Joe Budden has continued his tirade against Logic by begging him to retire from music.
During the latest episode of The Joe Budden Podcast, the host told the Maryland rapper to “never step near a recording device again” following his divisive singing cover of Ice Cube’s “It Was a Good Day.”
Budden’s comments follow various jabs over the years, including calling Logic “one of the worst rappers to ever grace a microphone.”
“Logic, I hate to continue to make a career at your expense,” he began. “I don’t hate it, actually. I’m glad that I have a little list of you that I get to — [laughs] that’s horrible to say. One day I’m gonna grow up.
“Logic, I beg of you, I’m pleading with you: please join me in retirement. Never step near a recording device again! Throw your phone in the ocean! Be allergic to microphones! Promise your fans nothing! Don’t go to the studio ever again! You are the worst, yo! You are really, really bad!”
He continued: “And then when we think he can’t get any worse, you have the bright idea of doing an Ice Cube flip.”
The crew then pressed play on Logic’s aforementioned “It Was a Good Day” cover, with Joe Budden remarking: “This is the unsauce-iest band I’ve ever seen. Look at this band. Who asked for this folk version of this song? Oh my God.”
The former Slaughterhouse MC and his co-hosts abruptly stopped the music when Logic sang the N-word. “Throw the flag! Is he Black? Is he allowed to say ‘n-gga’? Who gave him that pass?” one asked.
“Logic says that he’s half-Black, [in a lot of his records] and in a lot of his interviews, and anywhere that he gets the chance,” Budden explained. “Logic says that his dad is Black. He hasn’t seen his dad. He has no idea, he just saw a couple pictures, heard at the family reunion, ‘You know your dad Black, right?’ He heard that from the n-ggas in the hood.
“But listen, I don’t want them to think that I’m race-baiting here. I am not. Let me make my problem with Logic very clear, because people be confused. Logic is just not himself. I just think that Logic should be himself. He panders to the Black community every other second. Well, that’s the problem with panders, is that they always gotta find something new to pander to.”
Joe Budden went on to explain that he’s had an issue with Logic since his 2017 hit single “1-800-273-8255,” which was named after the previous American National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number.
“I had a beef with him since he did that 1-800 mental health number shit,” he said. “I thought that was disgusting, but I could have been wrong. But ever since then, all of that Martin Luther King, ‘We Have a Dream,’ freedom fighter speech shit he be trying to do, I don’t buy it. Now, I can be wrong in that.
“I don’t know where to begin with why I don’t buy it. I think that if you have to do so much pandering to make someone believe it, then I think you’re trying to make yourself believe it.
“And if you’re trying to make yourself believe it, then I think that maybe you had trouble with identification growing up. And if you had trouble with identification growing up, then I think that stems from somewhere like a lack of a parent presence, or somewhere else.”
He added: “But you weren’t born with that, you got that from somewhere. So him telling me his dad is Black, that doesn’t really say nothing to me.”