The #MeToo movement has come for one of our most hallowed institutions, the Joe Budden Podcast, and of course I’m concerned about the implications for my media consumption.
#MeToo is like Corona, in that it started out with white people, but now it’s having a disproportionate effect on the black community. This week alone, it’s come for Chris Stylez from D'usse Palooza and Global Grind vlogger BlogXilla.
One more obscure hip-hop media personality would make it an official trend per the New York Times’ rule. Fortunately, I don’t have to worry about such things, because I don’t show women anything other than respect—especially without asking first.
Joe Biden, meanwhile, is smoothly sailing towards the election this November (if there is one), despite allegations that he “dropped a digit” on one of his interns back in the early ‘90s.
The Intercept has since turned up video of the girl’s mother calling into “Larry King Live” and repeating the claim, which is about as much corroboration as it took to send Harvey Weinstein to prison for what could end up being a life sentence even if he doesn’t die of Corona.
In fact, I wonder if a number of D'usse Palooza attendees saw the allegations against Biden trending this week and, thinking it was Joe Budden, took it as their cue to begin typing their unfortunate sexual experiences into their phones’ notes app so they could screencap it and post it on Twitter, as one does.
How tragic would it be if Joe Budden got mixed up in this just because he has a similar name. Especially since he doesn’t really have anything to do with it except that one of his co-hosts, Rory, is involved with D'usse Palooza.
Rory is the last true '90s-style wigger and is even a member of a black fraternity. Presumably, he wasn’t beaten as badly as his fellow black pledges during hazing rituals, lest the entire school was shut down, boarded up and sold to Umar Johnson.
After a number of allegations against Chris Stylez surfaced, including randomly pulling out his peen, someone turned up screencaps of themselves warning Rory that rumors had begun to circulate about this guy, and they might need to do something about it.
In his defense, this DM took place after we were already on quarantine, so it was kind of a moot point. Not only will there not be another D'usse Palooza, Stylez can’t even leave the house. He can’t show his peen to anyone who doesn’t live there, which, legally, constitutes consent.
Rory, Budden et al. addressed the allegations and what have you on Wednesday’s podcast. In addition to the peen surprise and the forewarning, someone turned up one of Rory’s old tweets. Rory apologized for it, but he didn’t want to say what it said.
I researched it myself, for the sake of hip-hop journalism. Basically, he complained that a man can be found guilty of steamy non-con sex if a girl rescinds consent after the fact, like a Native American.
Guys have definitely been kicked out of college for that sort of thing, but I’m not sure if that would stand up in court, if only because no prosecutor would argue that the girl changed her mind, even if the guy was black and this was the 1930s.
Anyway, Rory assured the audience that he doesn’t believe that anymore. He sounded overly adamant, to the point where it did his argument a disservice, but it’ll be worth it if it prevents him from having to name his club night after something even more authentically black than D'usse, e.g. MD 20/20 Palooza.
Take it easy on yourself,