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Joe Budden blasted after saying he “hates” K-pop group BTS

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(NOTE LANGUAGE) Joe Budden was on the receiving end of a round of social backlash on Wednesday, after he said he hates K-pop group BTS during a recent episode of The Joe Budden podcast. 

“I hate them BTS n*****,” Budden said, as heard in an audio clip posted on Twitter by Media On Blast. When asked to elaborate on his opinion, he said, “Do I need a reason? I hate them n*****. I don’t have to divulge my reason to you, I just hate them n*****.”

BTS fans, known as the BTS Army, were quick to call out the “Pump It Up” rapper for his comments that most believed weren’t backed up by any logical reasoning. 

“…how the hell you claim to hate someone but you don’t got ONE valid reason why? you sound stupid af & you should be embarrassed…, one Twitter user said

Another fan wrote, “joe budden has to be the biggest loser that I have ever seen, that man always talks s*** about the biggest artists and then he gets put in his place. That man is embarrassing…”

Budden continued expressing his thoughts on the Grammy-nominated group, even asserting his belief that the group was from China, instead of Korea, where they’re actually from. 

“I know they big, I know it’s China, I don’t wanna see it,” he inaccurately stated before being corrected by his co-hosts.

Budden did ultimately provide a reason he doesn’t care for BTS.  In the midst of fielding the many angry fan comments on Twitter and in response to one user’s inquiry on why the podcast host was trending, he said, “Cuz i don’t like assembly belt pop…”

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