Joe Budden Slams Lil Yachty for Being ‘Happy Everyday'; Twitter Wonders Why He’s So Mad
Joe Budden and Lil Yachty came together on Complex's new show, Everyday Struggle, to discuss hip-hop and whatnot. But alas, it seems that Joe is far too hip-hop to understand what 19 year-old Yachty is doing in the genre, and finds it all very upsetting.
Among the topics touched upon were Lil Yachty's cover art for his upcoming album, Teenage Emotions. The cover has received a lot of press and praise because of its display of young "outcasts." Lil Boat says he could relate to feeling shunned, or like an outcast and Joey immediately took issue with his admission, calling it "bulls---."
An obviously agitated Joe then told Yachty, who kept it cool throughout the discussion, that he was "media trained" when Yachty said that he's "happy everyday."
“Feelings are fickle,” Budden said. “What that means is, they come and they go. Nobody is one thing forever. You cannot tell me… you would be lying to tell me that as a young man in this industry, in this music industry, in the music business, you are happy 24-7. That is a lie. That is bulls---. And I refuse to have somebody tell me bulls---. I want to have an honest conversation.”
Yachty replied, “When you come from a college dorm room, with no money…and you ain’t gettin’ no play with no girls, you have no clothes, you have no car…and you come to having three or four cars, millions of dollars, half a million dollars on your body just to wear, and any kind of clothes you want, any hoes you want, how can you be upset?”
The conversation continues, with Budden claiming to want to understand Yachty, but frequently cutting him off whenever he speaks. The entire time, Yachty remains pretty calm, though Budden is visibly upset.
"I'm concerned with where Yachty is at 25, 26, 27, 28," Joe animatedly said, after acknowledging that he's on top of the world right now but alluding that it could be gone in a second.
Yachty said he often engages with older hip-hop fans who go at him for not being able to rap, because at the end of the day, he wants to please everyone sometimes and wants to prove himself.
"So you're not always happy!" Joe Budden exclaimed.
At any rate, the exchange has made its rounds, and Budden began trending on Twitter with folks wondering why the heck he's so bothered by Yachty's joy. All in all, it's a pretty entertaining, even interesting discussion.
Take a look at some of the reactions below.