N.O.R.E. Defends Joe Budden Walking Off On Migos, Questions Rappers’ Attitudes During Interviews


(AllHipHop News) There clearly seems to be a friendly competition taking place among the top Hip Hop podcasters.

Drink Champs, The Joe Budden Podcast, Rap Radar, The Brilliant Idiots, The Combat Jack Show, and others are all battling for listeners and cultural impact.

That rivalry does not seem to prevent the shows’ respective frontmen from acknowledging their peers.

For instance, Drink Champs host N.O.R.E. was a guest on a recent episode of Rap Radar, and the native New Yorker talked about the instant classic viral moment between Everyday Struggle‘s Joe Budden and Migos.

That tense interview at the BET Awards ended with Budden walking off the set after his co-host DJ Akademiks and Migos member Takeoff were engaged in an awkward back-and-forth about the group’s smash record “Bad and Boujee.”

“I was justified, I’d had enough,” Budden tweeted the next day. “They was just a little too sassy for me that’s all.”

N.O.R.E. showed love to the Jersey rhymer’s turn toward a “heel” figure.

“I actually love Joe Budden in media form. I’m way more of a fan of Everyday Struggle than I am of The Joe Budden Podcast,” N.O.R.E. stated. “The Joe Budden Podcast is mainly how he feels [personally]. I feel like Everyday Struggle represents the angry fan in Hip Hop.”

The emcee formerly known as Noreaga continued, “No disrespect to Migos, no disrespect to no one of this new generation, I just hate seeing you guys at The Breakfast Club and Charlamagne [Tha God] saying, ‘What you did?’ and you’re like, ‘Yeah, I did it’… Like why the f-ck did you come here? The purpose of an interview is for me to know something about you that the music doesn’t deliver. So when you got these guys who go do interviews and they give two-word answers, it ticks me off as a fan because I want to learn more about you.”

N.O.R.E. went on to express his appreciation for Budden’s immediate actions in response to the failed Migos interview.

“When Joe just jumped up and threw the mic, I was like that’s Hip Hop because you want me to kiss your ass and I don’t want to kiss your ass, so let’s just rap this up,” said the star of the upcoming food show On The Run Eatin’.

N.O.R.E. also admitted he enjoyed seeing Migos stand up for themselves during the confrontational situation and he called on more conversations to take place between Hip Hop artists of different eras.

The Rap Radar podcast with Elliott Wilson and Brian “B. Dot” Miller streams on Tidal.