On Wednesday (December 21), Budden had some choice words for the Cocktails With Queens host and her co-host Claudia Jordan while speaking in the latest episode of his podcast – the same episode heard him issue an apology to Meg for the comments in question.
“Claudia Jordan, shut the fuck up. You got to shut the fuck up. It could get bad,” Budden said, before directing his energy at Fox.
“Once regarded as the Black woman that all of America wanted to be with — just so we’re clear on that,” the Joe Budden Podcast host said. “Long fall from grace. You bitches don’t know how to usefully use your pussy broth is the problem. So now, be very careful with how you continue to speak about me because I got right here Vivica Fox movies.
“Vivica Fox, shut the fuck up before I book you for a movie,” he continued. “You don’t cost but $5 to get it done. I will book that entire Fox old hoes show for $75.99. You bitches better leave me alone.”
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Joe’s initial comments on Megan came during his podcast the week prior, where he explained why he didn’t like the Houston rapper while speaking on her court case.
“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,” Budden said. “You can’t just treat my friends, and people I fuck with, and people I’ve seen in this game for 15 years a certain way.”
Upon hearing his comments, Vivica A. Fox called him out on an episode of Cocktails With Queens.
“Joe Budden if you don’t button it up and sit your bitch ass down hating on that girl,” Fox said. “You all mad ’cause girls is ruling rap. It’s just driving you all crazy that the sistas is just ruling over and taking numbers and can tell you about yourselves, look sexy with it, it’s a new day.”
She added: “But if you wanted some attention, to be honest with you, I think that’s the wrong one to try to get it from because it’s really coming out facts it’s coming out after so many years of this trial being long-awaited that she was shot. So, you know, get used to it, brother, it’s a new day. Girls are ruling, sorry Joe Budden.”
In his apology, Budden said he listened to women he loves and noted his jokes about Megan’s mental health were “careless.”
“I’m apologizing to Meg,” the retired rapper said at the 19-minute mark of this week’s episode. “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’s not funny, because whether you believe her or don’t believe her, can you afford to be wrong? The answer is no.”