Joe Budden Apologizes for Offensive Instagram Post

Joe Budden Apologizes for Offensive Instagram Post

The rapper catches flack for "tasteless" photo stereotyping Sikh man.

Published March 30, 2014

Joe Budden caused a stir on Instagram over the weekend for posting a racially insensitive photo of a Sikh man in an airport security line with the caption, "Not on my watch homeboy!"

The post, which has been retweeted over a thousand times, sparked the ire of the Sikh community with many calling on Joe for an apology. One user, Jaskaran Dhanoa, asked Budden to “admit [his] fault and apologize.” The rapper replied, "@JaskaranDhanoa, I'm taking it off, I'll erase it cuz I like you, ok?! Great."

Other followers felt the Slaughterhouse rapper's apology was insincere, prompting a more direct mea culpa the next morning. "I apologize to all Sikhs and any1 i offended w my tasteless & stereotypical post yesterday, it was ignorant & in bad judgment. Never again," he tweeted. His next tweet read, "Hopefully ppl can find it in their hearts to forgive me, my God is a forgiving 1… today is a new day, here’s to moving forward!"

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