Tag: Everyday Struggle
A lot of rappers are probably thinking the same way as the Everyday Struggle host, but only he is brave enough to say it out loud. During Wednesday episode of his morning show, Budden talked about why he is not sorry for Meek Mill and broke down a number of ways that he thinks the Philly rapper could have avoided being sent back to prison. While some fans seem to agree with what he has to say, a large number of folks are bashing him for being a hater.
Meek Mill pleaded in court asking the judge to cut him some slack because he has made it this far and can’t afford to start over. The judge wasn’t haven’t it and handed down the 2-4 prison sentence regardless. DJ Akademiks said on Complex’s Everyday Struggle that he is surprised about the sentencing but not surprised that Meek is waist deep in legal troubles because that is how the system is especially if you’re a black man. Joe Budden was much more critical of the Dreamchasers rapper and there might be some truth in what he has to say.
“Everybody’s talking about Meek, so let’s talk about Meek, ‘I don’t feel bad for Meek at all,’” Budden said before going into a long lecturing about election day and how it correlates to the system of oppression. “The local elections are probably the most important, so I want to encourage all of ya’ll to go vote for your local officers, governor, mayor,” the “Pump It Up” rapper said. “To the people that don’t know, that is how the judges are elected. So we can’t continue to say that we have a problem with harsh judges and harsh sentencing if we as a people will do nothing about it.”
The judge in Meek Mill case is known to be strict and she has been working with the rapper since 2013. Meek’s attorney called her bias and vindictive for handing down the sentence on Monday, telling reporters that she once asked the rapper to remake Boyz II Men classic single “On Bended Knee” and give her a shout-out.
The “Teenage Emotions” rapper and the Everyday Struggle co-host have been beefing for a couple months now thanks to an interview Yachty did on the talk show. Budden famously bashed the young rapper for having an overly positive demeanor, something he calls irritating and BS. Lil Yachty never forgave him for attacking him unnecessary and now he is trolling the Slaughter House rapper in a very direct way.
Lil Yachty was performing in Toronto recently when a fan threw a hoodie on stage and when he saw what was written on it he put it on. “Lol a fan through on stage from the crowd and I put it on, cuz what a hater gotta say that’s why, all dese broke ni**as lucky it’s free to make a comment on someone’s post,” Yachty explains. “Cus if u had to pay to make a statement.. it would be a lot less talk.”
During his performance he egged on the audience to shout “f**k Joe Budden.” We will surely get a response from the talk show host tomorrow morning on his show Everyday Struggle. He also told the audience that these old heads like Budden need to stop “f**king with these young n****s.” This is a clear message to the rap veteran and any other hater that no matter what Lil Yachty will live his life the way he sees fit. These two rappers could easily address this beef in the studio but the only problem is that Joe is now longer an active rapper and is more like a hip hop critic these days. So the only thing left to do is for them to troll each other on social media or use their respective platforms to take shot at each other.
The two female emcees collaborated for the first time on Migos’ new single “Motor Sport” but despite being featured on the same track some folks thinks that they are still beefing. Yesterday, Nicki Minaj responded to some conspiracy being spread by Joe Budden on Everyday Struggle that she never know that Cardi B would be featured on the track with her. She called the claims bogus and said that she always has to okay every single that she is featured on before they’re released.
Cardi B spoke with Complex where she addressed the rumored beef saying that people [Joe Budden] would still not be satisfied even if she and Nicki Minaj were kissing in a photo. “I feel like people wouldn’t be satisfied if me and her were making out on a freaking photo, or if I was with any female artist,” she said. “People just want that drama, because it’s just entertaining,” offered the Bronx native. “When Remy and Nicki were going at each other, everybody was getting entertained, and I think that’s what people want.”
Cardi B seems like she is over the chatters of a beef between herself and Nicki Minaj and just want to make music with as much female rappers as she can. She also blast some of the industry personalities who calls for unity in hip hop culture but then at the same time tries to put women against each other. “They don’t do that sh*t in pop music,” she said.”
Despite Cardi B’s claims though, pop stars have been feuding with each other just the same, think Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, or Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey, to name a few. Nevertheless, Cardi’s point is duly noted that a lot of folks in hip hop are trying to fuel a beef between herself and Nicki Minaj.
Very few rappers openly talk about mental health and Joe Budden is an exception perhaps because he personally dealt with it.
The often very vocal rapper can be found on the daily hip hop show Everyday Struggle on Complex where he is one of the co-hosts. You can always expect Budden to speak his mind on any rapper or any song whether he likes it or not. This time he is not talking about music, but something that affected everyone directly or indirectly, mental health. In his interview with Grass Routes Podcast, the Slaughterhouse rapper delve into his past struggles with depression and even revealed that at one point he contemplated suicide. Fortunately, he was able to find fame and fight those demons that almost claimed his life.
Joe Budden told hosts Erin Ashley Simon and Brandon Hall that he has attempted suicide at least five times in his life. “For me, there have been less than five times where I’ve actually attempted suicide,” the rapper said. “That wasn’t in ’03, ’04, ‘Pump it Up’ was out then. But that didn’t mean that the days weren’t dark. That didn’t mean that the suicidal thoughts weren’t there… When I say ’04, that’s when I didn’t really have those thoughts anymore.”
This revelation by Joe Budden just proves that not even gangster rappers are immune to mental illnesses which is a major problem globally. Joe Budden admitted that it wasn’t until after he retired from rap that he became open about his past demons. He said that his openness now would have never happened if he was still signed to Shady Records because he then had a brand to protect. This could perhaps explain why more celebrities, particularly rappers, are not more open about their struggles with mental illness and drug abuse. Watch the full interview below.
Safree was on Everyday Struggle a couple days ago discussing a number of topics including Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Meek Mill, and his own career. The incident with Meek went down in June at a party DJ Khaled was hosting during the BET Awards weekend in West Hollywood. Safaree and his friends were hanging out outside the venue when Meek Mill and his crew pulled up and jumped him.
“This is going to be my first time talking about it because I never really explained the situation,” he said. “I saw him come out first and am just standing there looking at him and by the time he stood out boom I got hit so then I ran off to where the car was parked at. Then I turned around and stopped to look and see what’s going and I see two people coming at me from the front and then there was another group of more people coming towards me from the side. When I balled up that’s where I was by the car I just felt ni***s hitting me. All I saw was like feet shuffling boom boom boom and then when I felt like I was able to break free, I didn’t even realize what was happening. I went to a bar I went and got a bottle and I went and got a knife. My boy when he came back I didn’t even know that he was fighting else I would’ve gone back like am not trying to leave I don’t care how many ni***s there was.”
One of the big thing about the running between Safaree Samuels and Meek Mill was that he ran and left his friend who was fighting for him. Meek is being criticized as a coward for attacking one man with over a dozen men.
Regarding that infamous twerking video, Safaree says that he was 17 years old at the time of the video and he was just doing it to win over the ladies in Brooklyn. I was 17 years old at the time when that happened” he explained. “And back in the days when we used to do the show, that would make the girls go crazy.”
The Love and Hip Hop Hollywood star was on Everyday Struggle this morning and Akademiks and Joe Budden peppered him with questions about Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, LHH and more. “Is Cardi B pressing Nicki, do you think that she got Nicki sweating,” Akademiks asked Safaree to which he responded, “a hundred percent because I know how she is.”
Safaree also opened up on whether or not he thinks that Nicki Minaj fell off and he said yes. “It’s very different, like how she was before on when we were doing ‘Romans Revenge’ and ‘Did On Em’ but some people may say you got to grow and change, but I like the old her better,” he said.”
Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” is the number one single on Billboard Hot 100 for a second week straight and with current streaming numbers, it will return to the top spot for a third week. As for Nicki Minaj, she is yet to have a Hot 100 number one song. She has the most entries on the chart among women in history thanks to her many features, but she will likely not get that extra credential until she earned a number one solo record.
Nicki Minaj is currently working on her new album that she says will be a game changer when it arrives. There are no release date or title yet, but she hinted it could arrive by the end of this year. Safaree Samuels was also asked about writing lyrics for her, a topic that is a bit of a controversy between the two, but he sidesteps the question and smartly so. None of them can win in that battle of his word against hers because there is nothing on paper to back up his argument.