Joe Budden doesn’t consider Megan Thee Stallion a superstar because she hasn’t sold enough albums. The ex-Slaughterhouse member made the assertion during a recent episode of The Joe Budden podcast with Ice and Ish.
“You’re not a superstar if you can’t sell an album, what the fck are we talking about right now?” he said. “What stops her from being a superstar if we’re taking out sales? She ain’t sold shi. Got every brand deal in the world, but also has all the backing from mad different people. She’s got a lot going on. That’s the game today.”
“Y’all are just making rules up. You all just saying sht. You still got to know how to sell a fucking album,” he said. “When Adele come out, you gotta move. When nggs come out, you gotta move. No, when a superstar comes out, your mortal, mere minion n*ggas have to move. Nobody does that for Lil Nas X, nobody does that for the seven Meg Thee Stallion releases that dropped over the past two years. What are we saying?”
Joe may have a point, but his mesaage was poorly passed. And as you’d expect, fans of Megan Thee Stallion couldn’t wait to drag Budden’s entire career into the mud. Read some reactions below.
Megan Thee Stallion released her debut album “Good News” back in 2020. The album sold 100k copies in its first week of release and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) eight months after.