Many People Owe Megan Thee Stallion An Apology

Michael Arceneaux
ZORA
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5 min readDec 24, 2022

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Some have apologized for their tasteless comments and actions about the Houston rapper but she is due many more.

Photo: @theestallion/Twitter

I have lost count of how many people that need to be cussed smooth out on behalf of Megan Thee Stallion, but at least some of them seemingly understand that they owe her an apology.

On the December 21st episode of The Joe Budden Podcast, host Joe Budden issued one over some stupid, cruel comments he made about the Houston rapper in relation to the Tory Lanez trial surrounding allegations that he shot her in the foot.

Last week, Joe, on a separate episode, said this about Megan:

“I’ve seen this woman do horrible things to some really great people that I have [a] longstanding relationship with her in this industry, so I’m biased. You can’t just treat my friends, and people I fuck with, and people I’ve seen in this game for 15 years a certain way.”

I don’t know what the fuck that has to do with a teeny tot tyrant of a man allegedly shooting a woman in the foot, but Joe continued.

“I want to be clear, I don’t know her as a person; she could be amazing, but there’s a lot to deal with when you sign and a lot happens fast.”

I haven’t paid Joe Budden much mind since he reminded of me a hip hop Hannibal Lecter and this is a reminder of why. It doesn’t matter what he thinks of her and how she carries herself. That has nothing to do with the violence actions of someone else.

She is the victim in this situation yet so many men — and women who hate women as much as some men do — insist on making her character the issue.

It is bullshit, and fortunately, there are other people with platforms that share my sentiments.

That would include Vivica A. Fox and Claudia Jordan, who on their Fox Soul show Cocktails with Queens expressed their contempt.

Vivica said that Joe needs to sit his “bitch ass down” while Claudia mentioned Joe’s past accusations of domestic violence. The latter is important because if Joe believes one’s actions can cause bad things to happen, what might happen to him at any given moment? Having said that, Joe acknowledged wrongdoing.

“I’m apologizing for the…

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Michael Arceneaux
ZORA
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New York Times bestselling author of “I Can’t Date Jesus” and “I Don’t Want To Die Poor.”