Ari Lennox Claps Back at Joe Budden On Social Media For Mentioning Her In Convo About J.Cole's Apology

The R&B songstress did not take too kindly to the podcaster namedropping her on the latest episode of The Joe Budden Podcast.

Ari Lennox had some time to set Joe Budden straight on social media and she held no punches.

Budden mentioned her name while discussing J. Cole’s apology to Kendrick Lamar for dissing him on “7 Minute Drill” on the latest episode of The Joe Budden Podcast.

At the 28:16 mark of the episode, Budden gave his take on the Cole vs Kendrick beef.

“I don’t want to hear no more about that record,” Budden said. “It sounded like he didn’t mean it. His voice was trembling like he didn’t mean it. His choice of words as one of the greatest lyricists says he didn’t mean it.”

The former Slaughterhouse rapper then name-dropped Lennox as he elaborated on the rap duel.

“I don’t want to hear a f*cking peep out of Earthstone Twitter … Cole is on that— Y’all think I’d be playing with the Ari Lennox, Scottie… They do all that earthy college campus, grass root sh*t,” Budden continued. “If you listen to [J. Cole’s] raps, he just been trying to be the best f*cking— the best rapper, the best MC. But it been, you got to listen to the n***as story. It’s been college life.”

Lennox took her Instagram stories and shared a clip of rapper Consequence punching Budden during a Love and Hip Hop: New York reunion taping from 2013. Showing that she meant business, Lennonx uploaded the same clip 24  times in a row.

“Knocked your little glasses off and everything. Keep my precious name out of your psychotic, animal abusing, women terrorizing, demonic trolling, nicotine encased mouth,” she wrote in her message. “All this meth smoke for a woman but not for any man beating your ass in real life. Bald b*tch!”

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This isn’t the first time that Lennox and Budden have had words for each other. On an episode of his podcast earlier this year, the podcaster said he disagreed with Lennox for sharing her struggles as the opening act for Rod Wave’s tour.

"I just remember every show, just racing to get off stage, racing to get through my set," the singer said on Instagram Live at the time. "And then I found a spot where I was comfortable, and I started trying to communicate with the audience. Then I realized they were getting angry at me affirming them. I was like, 'Okay this is... You're getting angry that I'm affirming you?' This is not my crowd, and it'll never be. And that's alright."

Later on the podcast, Budden advised Lennox to talk with her team instead of sharing her experiences on social media.

“I don’t know what Joe Budden’s obsession is with me, but what I will say is that somebody needs to tell him to stop touching them dogs,” Lennox said on Instagram Live. “He’s weird, and he’s gross. He has smoke mouth. He’s disgusting! And he’s a failure, like Drake said.”

“Everything I do — there’s a million people to talk about in life. Like I can never just express what’s going on with me without him coming from behind the landfill that he lives in to say something,” Lennox said. “And I do not know why. He’s disgusting, and I know in my heart his breath stinks. Maybe I have to sue him. Is that what I have to do? Like get on my Cardi B sh*t and spend the bread to shut his smoke mouth up?”

Eventually, Budden gave what some called a half-hearted apology on another episode of the show.

“In a[n] industry that has historically not been great to women, now is not the time for any woman out there to feel like they are under attack, unheard or not seen,” Budden said according to HipHopDX. “And if I’ve ever added to that, then I want to do my best to change the trajectory.”

He went on to accuse Lennox of attempting “to demean and defame a Black man while summoning the powers universally of Black women” and later called her “a bag of f*ckin’ mixed nuts.”

“This b*tch is all the nuts combined and I think she’s done a great job of proving the exact point that I was trying to make in the last broadcast, and we shower her with love.”

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