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Joe Budden under fire for calling Megan Thee Stallion interview an example of ‘victim bullying’

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On a recent episode of “The Joe Budden Podcast,” the washed-up rapper took yet another opportunity to put his right to free speech to good use, to devalue and shame black women. As a public supporter of Tory Lanez (who, as you know, will face trial later this year for allegedly shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the foot), it’s no surprise that Budden’s latest antics include comparing Megan’s recent CBS interview with the reported domestic violence story between Evelyn Lozada and Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson.

If you recall, Johnson and former “Basketball Wives” star Lozada wed in July 2012 and divorced a few months later in September. Lozada has opened up about the abuse she suffered in the years after their marriage. On the April 28 episode of the podcast, Budden said Megan’s remarks during her interview could be considered “victim bullying.” What he’s implying is that, whether the abuse can be proven or not, “do you have to take every moment to talk about it?”

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At 1:28:23, Budden draws the comparison to Lozada, stating that following the domestic violence dispute in 2012, when she was hospitalized with head injuries, comments on the incident would soon follow in the media whenever Johnson was mentioned.

He said: “For years, every time her name came up, she popped up. It had nothing to do with her. She come out and said, “He did that.” No matter what rehabilitation he had done and no matter what changes he had made, no matter the apologies, both public and private.

“Every time I do something positive, you’re gonna pop up with this victim story,” Joe continued. “And you’re the victim, so I’m not taking it off.” This is intimidation. »

It didn’t take long for the clip to catch the wind and make its way to Lozada who quickly responded in the comments section where it was posted on The Shade Room’s Instagram page.

Budden attempted to clarify his remarks by stating “We were discussing reactive abuse, not ‘apparently’ comparisons of situations…prayers to everyone involved.”

“You should have used your example and kept us out!! FOH!” Lozada replied

Tahiry Jose, Joe Budden’s former partner, also jumped into the comments section below the post to express her dismay.

“THE BIGGEST F-KING NERVES ON EARTH!!! It’s so wrong, so unfair but still he keeps having a mic!” she said.

Budden was accused by Jose of domestic violence in their past relationship.

Lozada continued to open up about her past trauma via her Instagram Stories where she shared a graphic that read, “My life matters, so I spoke up. Domestic violence survivor. She also shared a split picture of the damage Johnson caused, later calling on Jose to do the same. “Let’s not forget @joebudden should @therealtahiry post his.” Jose has not yet replied.

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