(AllHipHop News) There is some confusion about the current status of Joe Budden on the Complex News show Everyday Struggle. DJ Whoo Kid sat in for Budden on Monday's episode which led to fans wondering if the replacement was permanent.
"[Joe Budden] will be back. He's on baby duties this week. I'm not taking his spot on [Everyday Struggle] lol. Holy sh-t. I'm just passing thru this week. Sheesh. Calm the hell down. Lol. And congrats to Joe on his newborn son,” tweeted Whoo Kid on Monday.
However, Budden responded to Whoo Kid’s tweet by stating, “I am not on paternity [leave] & they should stop using my 3 day old child to mask internal chaos, thx.”
The Rage & The Machine album creator also posted messages that read “my contract is up… waiting to see how this plays out” and “creators will be properly acknowledged & compensated, or they won’t create… integrity.”
It’s not clear if Budden is genuinely voicing his grievances with Complex or if he’s just trolling his followers. Another tweet from Monday stated, “For some reason everything is funny tonight.”
But this morning the rapper-turned-pundit posted, “I created that show… I’ll create another if need be… & another & another….. it’s when u CANT create that you move WITHOUT integrity.”
After Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson sent out a tweet about Budden possibly leaving Everyday Struggle, the Hip Hop veteran replied, “They didn’t give me a proper goodbye either. INJUSTICE!!!!!!”
As of press time, the official Everyday Struggle Twitter account has not addressed the situation regarding Joe Budden. Co-host DJ Akademiks and moderator Nadeska Alexis have not publicly commented yet either.
AllHipHop reached out to representatives of Complex and Everyday Struggle for comment.
Complex Networks SVP Communications Jennifer St. Clair issued the following statement to AllHipHop:
I can confirm that Joe Budden is not continuing as a host on Everyday Struggle in 2018. The show will be back in the New Year with all new episodes and guests. We wish Joe all the best and thank him for a great 2017.