Joe Budden Is Leaving Spotify

Over the last two years “The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory and Mal” has become very popular. Dissecting pop culture, talking about gender roles, and even a few celebrity guests, Joe Budden has done quite well for himself on the Spotify streaming service.

Unfortunately, that relationship is quickly coming to an end. The outspoken artist took to the mic and let us all know the tea. Joe claims that Spotify is “pillaging” his audience and that his show has been continuously “undermined and undervalued.”

On the August 26 episode, he said “September 23rd, I cannot tell you where this podcast will be. But as it stands, I can tell you where it will not be, and that is Spotify.” He also went on to add, “Spotify never cared about this podcast individually. Spotify only cared about our contribution to the platform. You pillage the audience from the podcast, and you’ve continued to pillage each step of the way without any regard.”

A Spotify rep neither confirmed or denied these allegations, saying talks with Joe were “ongoing.”