During a recent episode of his podcast, Joe Budden insists that rapper Megan Thee Stallion is NOT a “superstar,” adding that, “She ain’t sold sh*t!”
While Meg’s made some notable strides since entering the game — like earning two No. 1 Hot 100 Billboard singles for 2020’s “WAP,” ft. Cardi B, and 2020’s “Savage (Remix) ft. Beyonce;’ plus her endorsement deals with Revlon, Popeye’s Chicken and CashApp — Joe feels like Meg hasn’t hit “superstar” status.
With her debut album ‘Good News‘ becoming certified platinum eight months after its release, Joe says, “You’re not a superstar if you can’t sell an album, what the f**k are we talking about right now? What stops her from being a superstar if we’re taking out sales? She ain’t sold sh*t. Got every brand deal in the world, but also has all the backing from different people. She’s got a lot going on. That’s the game today.”
Comparing Meg to Adele, Joe adds, “Y’all are just making rules up. You still got to know how to sell a f***ing album. When Adele come out, you gotta move. When n***as come out, you gotta move. When a superstar comes out, you mortal, mere minion n***as 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?” #Socialites. thoughts?