AceShowbiz - Joe Budden lands in hot water once again for his remark on his podcast. This time, the rapper-turned-talk show host appeared to disrespect Kawhi Leonard's late father, insinuating that he was in jail because he was a murderer.
In a recent episode of "The Joe Budden Podcast", he joked about making a documentary that was about "all of the crews that could kill you that y'all don't know about." Joe later said that he wanted to find out that people are killers, adding, "Guess who's a killer? Kawhi's dad...it's a fact."
As for the proof, Joe said that he read in five different sources that Kawhi's late father had some sort of shady character. "Dad is in jail for I think whatever," the host said. "I won't get into it, I'm afraid. And the uncle is out handling the business [as Kawhi's manager]. When you look at Kawhi and his game and his demeanor, don't it sound right? And, then you're happy to know that."
His co-host Rory then corrected him, saying, "That's false information, Joe. His father, Mark, was shot and killed January 18, 2008, at the Compton carwash he owned. He may have been involved in something, but he is now passed away."
Responding to Rory, Joe said, "Okay, rest in peace to Kawhi's dad. That doesn't change my story at all. Alright, so he's not here." He went on saying, "But guess what? In the articles that I read before he left, he was getting busy. And to my knowledge, I think the uncle's gettin' busy." That prompted laughter for him and the other men joining him in the episode.
Internet users were not having Joe joking around about Kawhi's dad as they quickly dragged Joe on Twitter. "Yeah that was the last straw. I'm not rocking with any Joe Budden content for a while. To inaccurately depict Kawhi's dad as a criminal for s**s and giggles when one of the BIGGEST facts about Kawhi's story is his father being murdered is sickening," one user tweeted.
"F**k Joe Budden and his rap quitting a**," another user snarked. "Nothing he ever talks about will measure up to what any MC raps about. And he's a mfkn clown for those Kawhi comments. F**k his bulls**t a** podcast and all his misinformed horses**t. Trash a** n***a."
One other even urged people to cancel Joe on his tweet. "Joe Budden has come for countless black women including screaming in Scottie Beam's face and saying Nicki Minaj was a drug addict and now that he's come for Kawhi Leonard (clearly bc he hates Drake)," the user wrote. "y'all see fit to finally cancel this coon. Y'all n****s slips is showing."