Joe Budden Responds To Nicki Minaj’s Claims That He "Tears Down Women” Amid Beef
15 August 2019, 15:35
Harlem rapper Joe Budden has responded to Nicki Minaj's accusations that he likes to tear down women. The pair recently had a heated conversation during Budden's podcast.
Joe Budden has spoken out after his recent public verbal spat with Nicki Minaj. Nicki then appeared as a guest on Budden's podcast where they went head to head again.
After Nicki Minaj claimed that he tears down women at times when they are unable to defend themselves, the rapper felt it was necessary to clear up that accusation.
On Wednesday (Aug 14) Joe Budden sat down for an interview with Variety Magazine, where he denies that he tears down women.
The 38 year-old rapper said "That’s such a false narrative, I don’t understand where comes from and it shouldn’t be created," he said.
Budden continued "I was raised by a single mum. I was raised to believe — and I still believe — that women are the greatest creatures on this f–ing earth. The greatest. I don’t understand where that comes from."
He revealed why he didn't instantly defend himself against Nicki's accusation. He said "there's nothing to defend. I wouldn’t even dignify it. What conversation are we having? It has to be with someone who isn’t familiar with me"
The "Pump It Up" rapper continued "I’m not really perception-based. I’m black and white. If it’s true, great. If not, y'all have a blast with it as long as it’s not altering anything. That couldn’t be further from the truth."
Although things got heated when the pair met, Budden revealed "wasn't the goal" to get the "Megatron" rapper upset. Budden revealed that he doesn't think Nicki was as upset as it came across to listeners.
Budden explained "Entertainers have to convey certain things to their audience," he said.
The rapper continued "For Nick, that meant berating me. I think that was really important for her, so get it off! Cook. I’m numb, it’s not going to bother me. It’s not gonna affect me. What people say online isn’t going to bother me." said Budden.
He then added "I know you don’t feel like that. I know you’re leaving here to come do my podcast — it’s theatrics at the end of the day. I don’t pay that no mind".
Although the argument went quite deep, the pair were able to smooth it over.