During Episode 142 of The Joe Budden Podcast, the Slaughterhouse member joked with co-hosts Mal and Rory Farrell about the rumor of them signing a lucrative $5-million deal to bring the show to Diddy’s platform. Mal and Farrell shared the his funny I was to being congradulated on this nonexistent deal, noting how the power of social media led to fake news spreading like wildfire.
Budden didn’t mind the rumor circulating but was in disbelief about the detail claiming it was for his podcast.
“See, I ain’t mind the rumor,” he said around the 1:50 mark of the episode. “The wild shit, they said for the podcast. Then it was like, ‘Aw damn. Damn, we done broke the bank!’ For a podcast? Five milli? Shit.”
Although the rumor has been called fake news, it’s easy to see where the rumor came from. Budden joined the Breakfast Club’s on air personality Charlemagne that God for Revolt’s year-in-review special on the heels of his Everyday Struggle exit. Diddy has also shown a desire to make popular podcasts part of his network, as seen when N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN’s Drink Champs joined Revolt’s lineup. Many blogs picked up the news of Budden inking the deal but the retired rapper played those rumors to rest, for now.
Budden’s next move is still unknown, but for now we can officially put talk of the $5-million podcast deal to rest. Hopefully these rumors can inspire Puff to reach out to Joe about his next move. Everyday Struggle is a great platform and is needed in hip-hop in my humble opinion, hopefully Joe and Ak can get things situated and bring the platform that Joey see’s fit.