Who’s The Asshole Now?

It’s hilarious that Joe Budden is acting like an asshole while defending himself against public perception he believes unfairly paints him as… well… an asshole.

We’ve touched on the ills of living for the camera before. Joe Budden’s camera addiction still has yet to yield any positive return. However, in a discussion with Glasses Malone and Joell Ortiz, Budden suggests that viewers should not judge him until they meet him. That’s funny, because the only viewers who will ever meet Joe Budden are the strippers, groupies and prostitutes he can’t stop tricking off on in the green room.

That’s not gossip or slander. I learned as much from Budden’s UStream channel… via RerrlStar… and blogs that are equally intrigued/disturbed by Joey’s behavior.

It’s one thing when fans judge artists based on their music. Sometimes they make unfair judgments about an artist based on the content of his art. However, when someone offers real-time access to every Newport puff and nut scratch, they’ve provided enough material for viewers to infer an opinion on character and personality. It’s not like people think Joe Budden is an asshole because they don’t like his punchlines, i.e.: Chino XL wayyyyy back in the mid 90s. They think he’s an asshole because they get to hear asshole commentary and witness asshole behavior first-hand on a daily basis.

[Blogger’s Note: I rocked Here to Save You All until the tape popped. But some of that shit was out of bounds, even by hater standards.]

Assholery is a parent illness to douchebaggery. However, much like Baduizm, they are both treatable conditions. An intervention, such as Ortiz and Malone’s misguided attempt, may be helpful to a mild Assholery Douchebaggery and Allied Diseases (ADAD) sufferer. I don’t condone or endorse violence, but sometimes your asshole or douchebag needs to get punched about the face to realize the error of his ways. In other, more severe cases, they may need to learn from harsh life experiences. These scenarios may include but not be limited to: general isolation, loss of spouse or significant other, reduced productivity at the workplace.

Being an asshole isn’t always a career-threatening condition. There are plenty of fans who absolutely adore the shit. [Blogger’s Note: Visit Kanye West’s blog.] Some just can’t wait to be disrespected, kinda like that girlfriend you knew was broken before you made her your main chick. You knew she wasn’t so good at making eye contact and thought, “Yep! That’s the one! We’re gonna be on the Maury show one day!” He really should channel the portion of his defense where he calls “the general fan” “a dickhead, and an asshole.” Having that level of respect for the people who put the cropdusted haze in your Dutch Master is an awesome business practice, especially for a struggling independent artist who things UStream will make him a star again.

Sorry. Joey doesn’t think he was ever a star. That may be one thing he’s right about. I guess that’s a matter of *gasp* public opinion.

A primary component of being an asshole or a douchebag is a general lack of bearing and self-awareness. I just find it funny that a man who elects to be watched 23 hours out of a day doesn’t get to look very closely at himself. With that said, Budden shouldn’t be so worried about what people think of him if he’s going to make his life public domain as if it were his art.

Questions? Comments? Requests? Give a fuck what a nigga thinks about you? ron@ronmexicocity.com

  • General

    Buddens does need to put that webcam away, just as Fab needs to cancel his twitter account…

    • $ykotic/Don McCaine

      …and Saigon needs to cancel all of his internet services.

      • Enlightened

        And Mike Jones needs to disconnect his phone.

        Alright, alright, I know that shit don’t fit and it’s about 5 years too late but I just wanted to try to throw that in there.

  • sealsaa

    I found it hilarious that he called out Fab for shitting on his(Budden’s) new jump-off via twitter, despite the fact that she initiated the whole thing by talking about Fab’s teeth. Qoute Budden: “That’s some sucka shit”. Oh really? You’d think getting socked(word to Mike Tyson) in the eye this past summer/fall would’ve taught Buddens to ease up on the thug blogging. Now he’s got his jump-offs dissing people. Damn shame.

  • Jhon da Analyst

    R.I.P. Shaniya Davis, Fayetteville, NC

    • http://quebishop.deviantart.com qp

      She’s dead? I just read about her being missing but actually the mother sold her. That’s fucked up. This is a crazy world we live in.

      • oskamadison

        My prayers and condolences go out to her family.

        • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

          yea, that is pretty sad. i was hoping for a better outcome there.

  • http://quebishop.deviantart.com qp

    (Being an asshole isn’t always a career-threatening condition. There are plenty of fans who absolutely adore the shit. [Blogger’s Note: Visit Kanye West’s blog.] Some just can’t wait to be disrespected, kinda like that girlfriend you knew was broken before you made her your main chick. You knew she wasn’t so good at making eye contact and thought, “Yep! That’s the one! We’re gonna be on the Maury show one day!”)

    lmao funniest thing I read today. This made my day. Buddens really should just stop putting himself out there, he should take a Charles Hamilton approach and just leave the internet alone.

  • http://crimcitywimp.blogspot.com Ross

    All this fake beef would make even a vegetarian sick.

    Who gives a shit what these grown-ass-children do with their waking hours when they are not making music?
    If you’re a rapper, and you have beef with another rapper…
    …Fucking rap about it.
    Who want’s to hear some uninspired twitter bullshit or read “thug blogging” [sic]?
    That shit doesn’t even rhyme, and you cant put it on in the truck when you’re rolling down to Carne Asada (which is where the actual beef is at, those fajita-burritos are fucking large).
    Fact: twitter updates have no bass, compressed mids, and scratching, screechy highs – thats why they call it twitter.
    If I wanted to see a “rap” “reality show”, I’d turn on any shitty TV station on basic cable and weep over the commodified simulacrum that Hip-Hop has become.

    Budden, grab your nuts and fucking make something cool again. Quit acting like my bratty niece.

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    I was surprised that Fab would even smash Tia Tequila, another well known smut. Well not “surprised” but you know, surprised.

    This dude Budden done went from battling Saigon, to linking up w/Slaughterhouse, to getting socked in the eye, on camera(somewhere) on a tour, dropped an album, broke up with his girl, cuffed a reputed smutticus, and now throwing darts with Fab. Slide in Ransom’s homie with the jab & thumb surgery.

    Damn Joey is the dough worth it? Son’s lucky that fan statement he said went below the radar.

  • El Tico Loco

    I guess every generation needs a David Ruffin.

  • Chilly Willy

    “Assholery is a parent illness to douchebaggery. However, much like Baduizm, they are both treatable conditions.”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Also Sprache Ron Mexxtra !

    The exception being the Baduizmal aftershock that was UMC last year.

    I liked it…well, kinda…but still. The effects are supposed to be worn off by now. If not, I suspect a backhand coming soon…

  • Enlightened

    Man, that was a funny ass video.

    Me and my brother cracked up over that shit. Respect to Glasses Malone, because that’s what niggas who are cool with you are supposed to do.

    He was acting surprised as hell like nobody ever explained that shit to him!

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

    Newport should be paying this nigga ad campaign money. If he was smart, he’d start wearing the shit that you can “buy” from their catalogs with enough UPC code cut-outs. Nah, then he’d be flicking lit cigarettes @ people out for telling him his Nike sign is upside down.

    He seems like the type of d-bag that if you walk into his crib, he probably has one of his albums playing in the background, with one of his viral videos on mute, on the TV, & mirrors on all the walls in his bedroom.

    Just an observation.

  • BIGNAT

    “Budden suggests that viewers should not judge him until they meet him.” for real i have a list of rappers i would like to meet. joe buddens is not on that list. like in SH if you take a poll i am sure most people will pick. the other three members over joey he seems like he will spend the whole time talking about how great he is. that is when i will ask can you get me joell and royce autograph thanks buddy LMAO.

    “Assholery is a parent illness to douchebaggery. However, much like Baduizm, they are both treatable conditions.”
    ron ron you make alot of good points in your post let me share my thoughts on this one. it is why you are considered a asshole which is first brough up. alot of people say i am a asshole because i speak my mind. which is wrong i am real i let you know what is going on. if i feel you jeans are to tight i will say so. if i think your girl that you like so much is ugly i will say so. if i think your child is ugly i will keep that to myself haha. some people are just to fucking sensitive nowadays in joe’s case he is just a asshole. he does stupid things then tries to find ways to make people feel sorry for his dumb ass choices. to me joe is the type of guy if even if he is flat out wrong. he will still find a way to argue about something. who would really want to meet someone like that.

  • Brooklyn

    that baduism shit was hilarious, even more so because i used to have a thing for erykah badu. real talk, tell me that bitch don’t look like she’ll do some freaky ass shit in the bedroom? but joe budden and kanye west are probably the biggest assholes in hip-hop. maybe joey needs “south park” to question his sexuality like they did kanye in that fishsticks episode.

    • Capital G

      She definitely does some freaky shit in the bedroom, that’s why she has kids by like three different artists.

      • Brooklyn

        i knew that bitch was good when she was fucking with andre 3000 and she had that nigga wearing knitted scarves and knickers. that told me right away that that neo-soul pussy is some powerful pussy.

        • Jay Elec

          ^^homey that pussy got me doin cartwheels right after!!

        • Moving Sideways

          Vegans always swallow; they need the protein.

      • Enlightened

        Man!! The D.O.C., Andre 3000, and Common??

        Man, she done had some of the greatest lyricists of all time put a baby in that pussy.

        If she push them like Joe Jackson, nigga that should be the greatest hip-hop family group ever!

        • DV8

          Not Common, he dodged that bullet amazingly. Jay Electronica….not so lucky

  • http://www.jamal7mile.blogspot.com Jamal7Mile

    Usually, getting punched in the face more than once would cure ADAD. Joe Buddens is obviously an exception to the fact. His particular strain of ADAD seems to be permanent Mex. Like herpes and alcoholism, once you got it, you got it.

    Oh man, I almost caught second-hand Baduizm, no lie. M.O.P. and Geto Boys (on repeat, at high volume) will shake off those willies.

  • doggbert

    down south i know lots of assholes, in fact i can be an asshole. we thinks its funny if done right and sometimes even practical. Maybe its a culture thing.

    while i agree you shouldnt mis pre judge someone i think its safe to say in this case joey has been an incompetent douche.

  • Mika

    say whatever you want but i love joey man (no homo) that dude just plain funny !!!!