But, according to Uncle Joe’s sit down with Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh of Viceland’s The Therapist series, the Everyday Struggle co-host may need to address his own internal battles that are rooted much deeper than Quavo, Offset and Takeoff’s “false sense of entitlement.”
As revisited in prior comments about the altercation, Joe still feels that the Culture emcees were unjustly entitled.
His literal mic-dropping fit nearly erupted in a physical dispute with Migos and marked the second public blowup from Joe in just two months. He told Singh that, if nothing else, the three gentleman needed to leave that gray carpet interview knowing exactly how he felt about them.
“I’ll implode or explode,” he responded to Singh’s question about such a motive. “It’s going to be you before it’s going to be me.”
While Joe later admitted that he felt “gratified” after the situation, Singh urged him to consider what could have been done differently in such a tense moment. Joe offered up the fight-or-flight solution, which Singh dismisses as inadequate as far as “fleeing” goes. And Joe understood it would cost him too much should he have decided to get violent with the three men. Struggling to find the appropriate answer, Singh poses a question that helps him dig deeper into his anger and potentially help him come to healthier solutions in the future.
“Why do they rob you of your love and peace and joy and fulfillment and satisfaction and harmony in that moment?” the doctor pondered. “Why do you let them do that to you? Why? That means they’re winning and have brought you to a moment of disgrace. I wouldn’t give them the victory.”
After he added that Joe’s anger in the situation did nothing more than relinquish power to the three men, Joe seemed to appreciate the “new perspective” he’s now able to consider.
“I haven’t really looked at it that way — in the adverse way,” he says in a moment of realization. “To me, my behavior was the powerful behavior. S**t, to me, I wasn’t giving anybody power.”
Admittedly, his response is still somewhat stubborn. But, the conversation does open the door for Joe to address more trying times in his life, such as a traumatizing childhood experience where his brother held a gun to his head and his relationship with his mother.
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