— REVOLT TV (@revolttv) May 14, 2018
Following his sit-down with Sean “Diddy” Combs earlier this year asking the mogul if he’s “ready to get money with me?” Budden and Combs have confirmed the podcast host/rapper is teaming up with Revolt TV.
“It was important to partner with a company that recognizes the growing need for our voices and ideas to stream freely without interruption. That was a much prettier way to say, we bout to be with the s—s,” Joe Budden told Billboard Monday, May 14. “Thank you to my business partner Ian Schwartzman and Revolt for the opportunity to highlight my brutal honesty, passion and integrity. I love Revolting!! Together, we will continue to take this thing to heights unseen.”
In a video captured moments after Budden and Combs signed the deal, the former host of Complex’s “Everyday Struggle” says, “I want to help people to understand our culture. You gotta address the state of things and who guards the culture, preserves the culture, those of us that are a part of it, those of us that love it.”
Budden is set to create, host and produce the show, “State of the Culture,” which Revolt said will “deliver raw, unfiltered, and informative debates and interviews where Budden digs deep with prominent celebrities, artists and personalities.” It’s set to launch this summer.
“Finally, Joe Budden is officially part of the Revolt family,” network chairman Combs said in a statement. “Joe has an authentic approach and he’s never afraid to speak the truth. His many talents deserve a platform that pushes the culture forward and we are excited to produce next-level content with him.”
Budden had a public falling out with Complex, in December when he tweeted that his contract was up and later explained the network didn’t give him a cut of sales to properties. His role was replaced by Troi ‘Star’ Torain, who has since left the network.
Today, he’s been eagerly retweeting congratulatory messages fans and pals sent him upon learning about his latest venture.
Congrats on ink’ing that @JoeBudden, salute bro!
— SIN 🇩🇴 (@LISTENtoSIN) May 14, 2018
As a day one @JoeBudden I have to congratulate the man who’s always done things his way (sometimes to his detriment 😭😭) paying off. Salute man.
— Mac (@Stillmactic) May 14, 2018
The “culture” never gives Joe Budden the credit he really deserves. It was only a matter of time before he’d have his own show.. & it was well worth the wait. Congratulations on the win 💪🏼🔥 @JoeBudden @revolttv
— Livia Juliette 🍯 (@_livegold) May 14, 2018
Congratulations to @JoeBudden on his @revolttv show. Only dude in media i believe tells the truth 100% of the time. Only media guy with morals. Only one that’s 100% about the culture and not in it for himself. Can’t wait
— IG: Ae_theguru (@Ae_theGuru) May 14, 2018
— DJ Premier (@REALDJPREMIER) May 14, 2018