Joe Budden announces he is bisexual on his podcast.
The talk show host stunned fans on Thursday morning after he came out on the latest episode of his podcast, the Joe Budden Show, where he announced that he was bisexual. According to Budden, he is sexually attracted to both males and females. The announcement might not be news to some, though, as there have been years of speculation about the retired rapper’s sexuality.
“I’m bisexual,” he said on his show on Thursday. “How do I spread this news? How do I spread the word? Yo, listen, I like guys and girls. Spread the word. I’m down,” while his co-hosts remained quiet.
Meanwhile, social media went into overdrive as users reacted to the shocking announcement.
Joe Budden was in the past romantically involved with Cyn Santana, Kaylin Garcia, Tahiry Jose, and other famous women. The former Slaughterhouse rapper had never been linked to a man publicly, however.
It’s unclear what prompted Budden to disclose the news, but it could be the way the hip-hop industry is becoming accepting of other sexualities.
The rapper has previously come under fire for being into bestiality after he disclosed that he would often masturbate his dog to help his dog get off.
On social media, many reacted to the news including Budden who tweeted telling folks to spread the word. “Ahhhhhhh, i see the word got out!! Continue to spread the word pls,” the rapper turn podcaster tweeted.
Ahhhhhhh, i see the word got out!! Continue to spread the word pls
— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) November 4, 2021
The cat is out of the Bag: Joe Budden is comes out as Bisexual & wants to spread the News! pic.twitter.com/u0Z2vY6ltq
— ThatsSoBold (@ThatsSoBoldd) November 4, 2021
“I did not have Joe Budden being bisexual on my 2021 Bingo card,” one person said on Twitter.
Others, however, did not believe that the podcaster was bisexual.
“lmao nah its outta context. He’s playing devils advocate speaking from the point of view of a bi person to ask them a question,” another said.
Joe Budden previously came under fire for admitting that he touch his dogs inapropriately when he told his former co-hosts Rory and Mal that he helped his dog to “feel good”. The admission angered some listeners of his podcast who called him out for it on social media.
Lil Boosie when he heard Joe Budden was bi sexual pic.twitter.com/Sz8HdCePLy
— RAD (@radvstheworld) November 4, 2021
When Lil Boosie finds out that Joe Budden is bisexual pic.twitter.com/RHLKvJe8UC
— Rich (@UptownDC_Rich) November 4, 2021
Me finding out that Joe Budden is bisexual pic.twitter.com/gucnbGmf7I
— YERRboi Shredda (@ShreddaSosa) November 4, 2021
So glad Joe Budden has decided to live in his truth. We always knew it though. pic.twitter.com/037xy4mJsI
— Prince of Brooklyn (@Leeeskiiii) November 4, 2021