Joe Budden Calls Out Charlamagne Tha God For His ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ Comment (AUDIO)

(AllHipHop News) It has been awhile since Joe Budden sparked controversy from something he said during his popular podcast. But the Slaughterhouse member may have caused his latest firestorm by referring to fellow podcaster Charlamagne Tha God as an idiot.

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During “I’ll Name This Podcast Later Episode 53,” Budden took issue with something Charlamagne tweeted after Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly lost the Album Of The Year Grammy award to Taylor Swift’s 1989. The co-host of the Brilliant Idiots podcast took aim at individuals that were initially critical of Kendrick’s platinum certified LP but expressed frustration the project did not win the trophy for AOTY.

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Budden responded:

I’m on record saying that Kendrick album is not for me. I still feel like that Kendrick album is not for me. It’s not something I’m going to wake up and play. It’s not something that I’m going to get in my car and play. However, I’m objective enough to be able to recognize that it’s probably one of the better Hip Hop albums ever released. There’s a difference there.

So now let’s talk to the idiots. Charlamagne Tha God – and we’re going to call you an idiot, because lord knows you’ve said enough about me on your show. You’re still my n*gga, but that ain’t gonna stop this idiot moment from talking to you.

He’s smarter than that. He’s one of the smarter people in radio, but when he says something real stupid, somebody’s got to call him out on it. Because he has such a large outlet, when he’s stupid, all the stupid people become even dumber…

Charlamagne, you can’t understand black people – who may not like that music – wanting to support one of their own at the top of the genre in that circle, in that venue, on that platform, and want to see him do well because of the message that he’s speaking?

I’m sure you understand that, because you have your f*cking Black Panther moments too. So I don’t get why we can’t support Kendrick, want to see him win ,and want to see him do well, even if that album may not be for us or for me. Those two are totally separate statements for me.

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Listen to The Joe Budden Podcast below (FF to 26:00 for the Charlamagne Tha God section).

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  • Dat Dude

    Exactly, one can disagree and still support. Although I loved TPAB, I haven’t listened to the album since the month it released.

    Edit—TPAB is the first album Ive bought since Tupac’s Greatest Hits. I knew what TPAB meant for hip hop, which is bigger than the normal subjective debates niggas be having.

    • ChiVa02

      Same. Well besides “How Much a Dollar Cost”, I havent played it much either.

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  • Yanks or Nerve

    Unfortunately music is being consumed and distributed at too fast a pace and on far too many platforms. there needs to be a barrier to entry for music to be fully appreciated and digested. I was just listening to “Reasonable Doubt” album by Jay-z, probably greatest era of music.

    • Good Dick, M.A.A.D Pussy

      Hov and PAC = greatest to ever do it

      • Opposite Of Everyone

        – someone who wasn’t listening to hip-hop before they came out

  • Andrew Mcallister

    I love the album and am grateful as a person who loves all types of music for the album to exist at this moment in time when music and musicians are so decadent but I wholeheartedly agree with Budden the album is truly not for everyone just like Hendrix or Miles were so beyond their time and still are that some people won’t get why they are herald the way they are, different strokes for different folks indeed…and he did deserve the AOTY, Taylor Swift most certainly didn’t quality of music vs quality of music she belongs in the trash she simply appeals to more people like can goods are massed produced but home cook meals ain’t.

  • RayStantz

    Agree with Budden. I felt the same way about that album except for maybe one or two songs that I could consistently listen to but at the end of the day is was a sound piece of work, artistic, a breath of fresh air even.

  • Good Dick, M.A.A.D Pussy

    I respect Buddens comments..

    At the end of the day I’m not gonna force you to like something that’s not sonically pleasing to your tastes.
    Tpab isn’t something you can just bump while you’re riding to the mall with your homeboys..neither is it something to bump at a party.
    Gkmc was that album– butterfly is entirely have to set aside some time at the end of the day to unwind and reflect on things with tpab

    With that’s being said, that doesn’t mean you have to flat out diss Kendrick for his efforts..
    Embarrassing to see some blk ppl trashing the album and calling kdot a “wannabe black panther, Farrakhan, Malcolm x”

    I could care less if you prefer drake or cole , but the very least RESPECT what he’s doing and point out the significance of the album

  • Markus

    Kendrick is progressing with his skills his music and the statement he wants to make with the platform he has. Far more inspirational than Joe One Hit Wonder Budden has ever been as well as Charlemagne even though he gets a pass for being real with that talk show idiot.

  • Budden has a point. It’s not a party record. But I instantly knew it was a big record and that’s BECAUSE it was so different. But if you can’t bump it and you don’t like it, that’s acceptable too. I don’t like Taylor Swift but I respect her work. That’s just real. Charlamagne has a “blackness” problem and he probably should listen to Kendrick’s “Complexion” song a bit. Charlamagne is black only when he wants to be. Otherwise he’s so busy sh*tting on Black peoples to squeeze 2 quarters out the game. Now with that being said, Budden has his own issues to fix. I didn’t get a personal attack out of what Charlamagne wrote. So obviously these two have some beef. Truthfully, Budden is the one acting like a b*tch….

  • wes mc

    This fake ass Eazy E sounding buster damn sure didn’t put out an album better than Taylor Swift

  • Juleo478

    I kinda agree with charlamagne.i love the fact that kindrick is rapping with substance and making music to uplift people unlike the majority of the rappers but TPAB musically was not great to me.

    kindriks flow can sometime sound off beat or robotic to me and the beats just were lack luster.

    so I don’t see how someone can say they did not like the album then get mad it did not win any awards.

  • Q.

    Muhfuhs act like TPAB’s not a dope album, because it’s not full of low-ended club singles. It sounds incongruent to a simple-minded listener. TPAB is a great album because it’s musically diverse, interesting, and lyrically substantive. It walks you through different styles of music, while weaving together the writer’s narrative, which is no small feat. And it’s not like the album doesn’t have soulful cuts you can groove or bop too, because it does. More importantly, the album speaks to REAL ISSUES AFFECTING BLACK PEOPLE. So, thank the cook for serving you a 5-course meal, when you’ve been getting ashy meatloaf and a side of bland-azz mashed potatoes everyday of your life.

    (Sidenote: This is why museums and art history courses exist: to teach people how to APPRECIATE ART. Otherwise, the vulgar would just point at paintings and grunt.)

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  • yup

  • that dude

    Joey always speaks the truth, even if you don’t want to hear it, you gotta respect it.

    • WeakSauce

      Agree on that!

  • Keyser Soze

    Well put Joey…

  • Live Well

    How could one of the better Hip Hop albums ever made not be for you if you’re an MC?

    • Krampusnacht Christmas

      It isn’t HIS type of Hip-Hop. We really shouldn’t pigeon-hold hip-hop, MC’s or hip-hop fans with those kinds of absolutes. All hip-hop isn’t the same. He doesn’t like the album but recognizes the talent and the impact it can have on others.

      Even from a cultural standpoint for America it’s underlying message is important. It’s just not presented in a manner that would typically appeal to Joe. As he said, he’s objective enough however to respect and appreciate it’s quality.

      I like parts of the album a lot, not all of it though is for me, but do I feel there is incredible talent within it and it’s likely the best albums of the year from an objective position and based on what’s been released in 2016?


      • Live Well

        I see what you’re saying but Budden still seems like he moonwalking

  • Sgt. H. Jennings

    I agree with Joe. K.Dot’s album and most of his music is not for me but he’s still a dope artist. He has talent and I wish him the very best because he is earning it. Still, I’m not a big fan of his music but I recognize his talent and it should be rewarded. Same goes for Tim Duncan,,, I’m not a fan at all but he’s one of the greatest players to ever play and I understand that. No hate. Just my opinion on who I decide to listen too or and watch play ball.

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  • youKNOWthatYOUugly

    I don’t too much like the album as a whole, but love his artistry in general so I want him to win whatever he can win

  • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I liked 2 songs on kendricks first album and the 2nd i didnt like at all. he’s better on features. my opinion.

  • Leonard Tarver

    The las hip hop Albums I was able to listen too all the way through was. 50 cent Get Rich, G-Unit Beg for Mercy and Lil Wayne Carter 2 and that was a looonnnggg time ago. Its a few others but most rap albums I can’t get past 2 or 3 songs…

    • takin over the carter

      go get silverback gorilla 2 sheek louch or the latest jadakiss both are fire!

  • James lewis

    Peace. I completely understand Budden on this one. He’s stating that just because K Dot’s album may not be his cup of tea, he still recognizes it as “one of the better hip hop albums ever released”. I didn’t necessarily like my ex, but I definitely loved the youknowwhat out of her. I didn’t like John Elway, but acknowledged his greatness as a competitor. Liking something & respecting something is not the same. Peace

  • Maybe it’s the competitor in me but im not as moved by Kendrick as others are… he is talented but Im not moved by his work like that. I feel what Joe is saying I personally heard TPAB one time then re-listened to the joints that stood out a bit and never looked back… Not my type of Art.

  • Frank

    Yo we from Jersey man. That’s how we do. Yeah I know TPAB is dope and I own it, but it’s too much for me to listen to all the time. I rock that shit when it comes on and I be checking for Kendrick, but TPAB wasn’t my album of the year.


    good arguments

  • ytgarner

    A conscious emcee finally breaks through and u fk boys on here hatin Joe Budden included smh. This in point is why black folks are in the predicament were in now. Just be happy for the nigga damn!!!!

    • Crystal B

      I think the whole point Joe was making is to just be happy for Kendrick and support his success, even if the music isn’t necessarily what you’d listen to. How did you ppl not get that?

  • YaYo100

    Kendrick Lamar doesn’t DUMB IT DOWN ENOUGH for the simple minded “Hip Pop” Fans…Not Hip Hop Fans. They like to sing along to songs that are about absolutely NOTHING but just has a hot hook and a good beat. Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Logic, Lecrae yeah they not for everybody but they will be around a lot longer than these other artist who rap about absolutely NOTHING! I don’t want to see none of them ever represent Hip Hop on at Platform like the Grammy’s EVER, it would be embarrassing to the Culture!