Joe Budden slammed for assuming BTS are from China, says he “hates” the boyband

Written by on 08/04/2022

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Rapper and entertainment personality Joe Budden has come under fire for controversial comments made towards K-pop boyband BTS.

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On the most recent episode of The Joe Budden Podcast, was released on April 6, the 41-year-old rapper discussed his thoughts about the K-pop boyband with co-hosts Ice, Ish and Parks Vallely, during which he said: “You can get mad at me… but I hate them BTS n***as.”

When asked by his co-hosts to elaborate, Budden said: “Do I need a reason? … I hate them n****s. I don’t have to divulge my reason to you, I just hate them n****s. I don’t wanna hear that shit, I don’t wanna see them dance moves, I don’t wanna see you come down in the sky in a little umbrella. I don’t wanna see your four [indecipherable] come from the audience and then link up like Voltron and do all of the 98 Degrees moves. I don’t wanna see none of this shit.”

While Budden doesn’t go into further detail regarding the circumstances behind his “hate” for the seven-piece, he then went on to incorrectly state that the group hail from China. “I know they big, I know it’s China, I don’t wanna see it,” he said, however Parks Vallely corrected that they’re Korean.

BTS fans have since noticed Budden’s comments, and have taken to Twitter to criticise the rapper for what some have described as “blatant xenophobia” and “racist” remarks toward the ‘Butter’ singers.

“Joe Budden pulling shit about BTS out his ass, but he sure knew every little detail of their Grammy[s] performance,” one fan pointed out in a viral tweet.

In response to the backlash, Budden said on Twitter that he wouldn’t be “bullied outta [his] music opinion”, later responding to another fan, writing: “Oh stop it, I made a mistake and was corrected.”


Earlier this week, producer Mike Dean apologised to BTS after he took a jab at the septet in a reply to the Recording Academy asking followers to “name a group smoother than BTS”, which he responded with “Anyone”.

Dean wrote that he was “just fucking trolling” in a series of tweets dated April 5, admitting that he was taking his anger over losing the Album Of The Year award for Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ out on the group.

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