Joe Budden, a rapper has come under criticism for making inflammatory remarks against the K-pop boyband BTS.
The 41-year-old rapper shared his opinions on the K-pop boyband with co-hosts Ice, Ish, and Parks Vallely on the most recent edition of The Joe Budden Podcast, which was released on April 6, during which he said:
“Do I need a reason? … I hate them n****s. I don’t have to divulge my reason to you, I just hate them n****s. I don’t wanna hear that shit, I don’t wanna see them dance moves, I don’t wanna see you come down in the sky in a little umbrella. I don’t wanna see your four [indecipherable] come from the audience and then link up like Voltron and do all of the 98 Degrees moves. I don’t wanna see none of this shit.”
Although Budden does not elaborate on the reasons surrounding his “hatred” for the group, he does state falsely that the group is from China. “I know they’re large, I know it’s China, I don’t want to see it,” he remarked, but Parks Vallely corrected him, saying they were Korean.
Budden’s comments have now been spotted by ARMYs, who have rushed to Twitter to criticise the rapper for what some have characterised as “blatant xenophobia” and “racist” sentiments directed towards BTS.