Joe Budden spoke out about Jussie Smollett’s alleged racist, homophobic attack on his The State of the Culture podcast among his co-hosts and had some questions.
He kicked things off by summarizing the case, saying Jussie “was allegedly brutally attacked recently in Chicago by ‘MAGA terrorists.’ They broke his ribs, they put a noose about his neck, they poured bleach on him and called him derogatory names. The FBI is on the case now but it has confirmed that a letter was previously sent to a FOX studio that contained threatening language and a powdery substance said to be Tylenol.”
After his co-hosts gave reasons as to why they believe Jussie, considering the rise of hate crimes in the United States, Joe questioned why authorities haven’t been able to find any video evidence of the attack.
Joe also said he can’t envision a Black man leaving a noose around his neck for 45 minutes after being attacked in such a manner. He also said the note sent by FOX looked suspicious too “like some bullsh*t I saw in Austin Powers.”
Now — Joe believes Jussie was attacked, but he thinks the story behind the attack may have been re-imagined.
“Famous rich people, when bad things happen and they want to cover the story because famous people to fuck shit sometimes like humans,” Joe remarked, “You cover the story to protect your image, your likeness and your career.”
Joe thinks Jussie’s story may be preying on the fears of oppressed people.
“I’m waiting for footage. Just show me footage and I’ll shut the f*ck up,” he added.
Check out the video below.