Emcee-turned-media-personality Joe Budden is joining the likes of the crowd that isn’t so excited for the sequel to the Kanye West and Jay-Z joint Watch the Throne album that the Chicago emcee tweeted about two weeks ago.
Not because there’s a chance that Hov won’t be part of the prematurely announced project though, but because Joe doesn’t want to hear another, single studio sound from Yeezy until he can prove to everyone that his mental equilibrium is in good standing.
“When it comes to Kanye, I don’t give a f**k about none of this entertainment smoke and mirrors sh**—are you OK?” he said on the topic of Yeezy’s new tunes. “That’s it! Are you OK? Nothing about his behavior tells me that he’s OK.”
In the meantime, Joe explained that he not only refuses to give his ear to new Kanye music, but he refuses to give a f**k in general about it, and nothing will change that. Not even a Watch the Throne 2 album.
As was his other collaborative projects, Joe said, such as Kids See Ghosts with Kid Cudi. “You done f**ked enough albums up!” he expressed. “Recently. I want to know about you.”
But it’s not just Kanye. Joe’s fed up with all the hip-hop icons who he believes are currently pulling cheap antics to cover up the bigger picture in their lives. “I’m off of Kanye and the shenanigans,” he said. “I’m off of Nicki [Minaj] and the shenanigans, I’m off of [Eminem] and the shenanigans. I’m off of all of these disconnected, out-of-touch entertainers that are doing nothing but clinging onto these young n**gas clout-chasing!”
Strong sentiments you got there, Uncle Joe.
See his State of the Culture thoughts on the mental state of Kanye West below.
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