Joe Budden opens up about cutting Diddy segment from latest podcast: Here's why

Why Joe Budden removed the Diddy and Cassie segment from his latest podcast
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Joe Budden, the renowned hip-hop commentator and podcast host, recently faced criticism after editing out a segment from the latest episode of The Joe Budden Podcast. The segment in question discussed the disturbing video of Diddy assaulting his then-girlfriend, Cassie Ventura, back in 2016. Fans were left wondering why Joe made this decision and what implications it might have.

The controversial edit

In the episode titled “Two Brands, One Stone,” Joe Budden and his co-hosts initially discussed the alarming video showing Diddy’s violent attack on Cassie at a Los Angeles hotel. However, when the podcast was uploaded, a fan noticed that the segment had been removed. The Diddy timestamp remained in the description, leading to speculation about Joe’s motives.

Joe’s explanation

Joe Budden addressed the controversy during an appearance on X Spaces. He explained that while the subject matter was crucial, the initial four-minute discussion didn’t do justice to the gravity of the situation.

After further reflection and a conversation with his co-host, Emanny, Joe decided to cut the segment entirely. He emphasized that he has no personal ties to Diddy or anyone associated with him. This was the first time Joe had seen such a distressing video, and he found it tough to watch for various reasons.

"It was insensitive for the moment. It was talking for four minutes about what happened and three minutes at the end is not the attention the story needs. We gonna get to it on [Wednesday's episode]. I have absolutely zero ties with Diddy or anybody Diddy related. Yesterday was my very first time seeing something like that and it was tough to watch for many reasons."

Joe clarified that potential legal implications were one reason for the edit. Additionally, he asserted his right to remove parts of the podcast that he believed shouldn’t be made public. While fans expressed disappointment, Joe encouraged them to step away from social media and engage in real-life activities beyond the digital world.

In the ever-evolving landscape of podcasting, Joe Budden’s decision to edit out the Diddy and Cassie segment highlights the delicate balance between addressing important topics and respecting sensitivity. As listeners, we can appreciate his commitment to thoughtful content creation while acknowledging the challenges faced by podcast hosts in navigating complex issues.