AceShowbiz - Joe Budden faced backlash from BTS' (Bangtan Boys) fans, known as Army, over his hate comments against the K-Pop group in a new episode of his podcast. In the said episode, the rapper additionally incorrectly assumed that they're from China.
"I hate them BTS n***as," he said. When he was asked about the reason, Joe responded, "Do I need a reason? I hate them n***as. I don't have to divulge my reason to you, I just hate them n***as. I don't wanna hear that s**t, I don't wanna see them dance moves, I don't wanna see you come down in the sky in a little umbrella."
He went on to say, "I don't wanna see [you]...come from the audience and link up like Voltron and do all of the 98 Degrees moves. I don't wanna see none of this s**t."
"I know they big, I know it's China, I don't wanna see it," he said. When his co-host Parks Vallely told him they're Korean, Joe replied, "I don't want to see Korean-Sync."
Unsurprisingly, BTS Army came for Joe in no time. "Just heard the Joe Budden podcast clip of him hating BTS. Just say you are racist and xenophobic, alot quicker than claiming you hate them but 'don't need to have a reason'. Shut the f**k up. They are more successful than you will ever be. Continue to be jealous," one fan tweeted. "For those who don't know Joe Budden, I'll give you a little context… he was on LOVE & HIP HOP. Digest this info as you please," another one added.
The rapper, however, didn't back down as he doubled down on his sentiment by responding to a few tweets from the fans. "Like ima get bullied outta my music opinion lol," Joe wrote on Twitter.
One fan, however, argued that it was never about music. "It wasn't a music opinion though was it joe, we all have our preferences but your reasoning never mentioned music," the person said, to which Joe replied, "It certainly was, just not in the 'hateful' clips floating around… this was a music conversation."
"Why do men always bother us with their unwanted (racist) stupid opinions? You said you hated them for no reason and you called them Chinese how is that a music opinion," another Army reacted. "Oh stop it, i made a mistake and was corrected… & then played a White boy band lol Foh," he replied.
Meanwhile, someone appeared to be confused as to why the "Love & Hip Hop" alum was trending on the blue bird app. "Why you tending," the user asked, to which Joe replied, "Cuz i don't like assembly belt pop."