Joe Budden wasn’t a big fan of Michael B. Jordan’s passive-aggressive interaction with Lore’l on the red carpet for Creed III. Despite being a major milestone in Jordan’s career as both the director and star of the film, he didn’t hesitate to confront Lore’l for allegedly calling him corny. Though it was later disproven that she never referred to him as such, Jordan’s brief comment didn’t derail the interview entirely and Lore’l handled the entire situation with grace and professionalism.
During the latest episode of The Joe Budden Podcast, Budden stated that Jordan came across as corny for going at Lore’l. His reaction, particularly, felt extremely exaggerated for the circumstances. “And if I bring back them white girl rumors, then it’s gonna sound even crazier!” Budden said. “‘Cause why you talking to our sisters like that on the red carpet?” This triggered a flurry of responses from fans who pointed out Budden’s alleged treatment of Black women in the past.
Joe Budden Dismisses Criticism
After the Internet piled on with their own critique of Joe, the podcast host dismissed the noise on social media. Budden hit Instagram where he responded to the backlash, doubling down on his claims against Michael B. Jordan. He explained that if it was any other person besides Jordan, people wouldn’t have the same energy. “If any other Black millionaire embarrassed a woman on a red carpet cuz she thought he was corny in the 7th grade, y’all would call him a lot more than corny,” he wrote in response to the criticism.
Ultimately, he pushed back against the attempts to “cancel” him over his assessment of Michael B. Jordan. As an individual who has been targeted by cancel culture in the past, he explained that it’s difficult to strip him of a platform that he owns. “Also I work for me & im not firing myself. I said what I said. Get off my d*ck. Love, management,” he added. Evidently, Budden is standing on business, whether or not anyone agrees with him. Does Joe Budden have a point? Let us know in the comment section below.