There seems to be some confusion over whether former-rapper-turned-podcaster Joe Budden is bisexual after he seemingly “came out” last week. (Spoiler alert: He’s not!)

On Thursday’s episode of The Joe Budden Podcast, the 41-year-old said, “I’m bisexual. 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.”


The remarks came during a larger conversation about cancel culture and the LGBTQ community’s response to rapper DaBaby, who is about to embark on a 22-city tour after making homophobic comments at the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami back in August.

After “coming out”, Budden said the he believed DaBaby was being extorted by the LGBTQ community. He also seemed to suggest comedian Dave Chappelle, too, was being unfairly targeted by the gay mafia.

“They damn near appeared to cut off all of his revenue streams,” Budden said, “to learn him something. They did that to one of the biggest male acts that we have while simultaneously trying to do it to our biggest comedian that we have.”

Many interpreted Budden’s “coming out” as him simply trolling queer people…

Others took his “coming out” as truth…

If you listen to the entire conversation and not just the 20-second snippet that’s been circulating, it’s pretty clear that Budden did not come out as bisexual and, in fact, expressed some pretty anti-LGBTQ sentiment during the episode. But he appears to be continuing the ruse on his Twitter page by retweeting people congratulating him for “coming out” and encouraging followers to continue “spreading the word”.

Hear Budden’s remarks at the 53:00-minute mark below.

Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore

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