Joe Budden’s Ex-BFF’s Rory + Mal Have Their Own Plans After All

Written By Hanan Othman

Budding new opportunities

Former Joe Budden podcast co-hosts Rory and Mal are rumored to be paving their own way with a new podcast. Mal sparked rumors when he posted what seemed to be a promotion for the new show through a social media post.

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Rory + Mal Podcast in the Works

The promotional image Mal shared through social media showed graphical depictions of both Rory and himself, along with their names stylized underneath them. Although the post didn’t provide much detail about the new project, it was enough to have fans all stirred up with excitement and voicing their strong support for Mal and Rory in their new endeavor.

Let’s get it

Lesssgoooooo 💰💰💰💰

Bro im truly happy to see this. God is good! Congrats

Joe Budden Addresses Co-Hosts Rory + Mal Are Missing

Recently, Joe Budden went on the air set things straight about the sudden absence of his podcast co-hosts. JB promised there was no beef or bad blood, but that there was “turmoil.” The rap personality didn’t exactly explain what was happening though, further clarifying he loves Rory and Mal like brothers.

“I’ll eliminate some of the suspense. This is Rory’s seat, and this is Mal’s seat. Whenever they feel like returning to their seats, then they’ll return to their seats. And then what will happen is the same thing when your star player comes back to the team. [I] love when podcasts go through this type of turmoil, it shapes character.

Around the 16-minute mark, Budden admitted both co-hosts acknowledged something needed to change possibly friendship or business-wise.

“Sometimes in friendship and business, everyone needs to take a step back and go to their respective corners. Sometimes everyone’s perspective and perception on how to go about that and how it should be executed is different. It’s not a beef. Nobody has communicated a beef. What they have communicated to me is something is wrong. Whether that be in our friendship, how we’re speaking to each other, the respect level.” (around the 16:00 mark)

Joe Budden Says His Podcast Is Done

Earlier this month, amid what appears to be a feud between Joe Budden and Rory and Mal, the Joe Budden Podcast aired its final episode. After some tension during recent episodes and a mysterious hiatus, Joe posted on Twitter suggesting the show was over, then drove the point home with later tweets.

“Helluva run!! God bless. … No, it’s time for it to STOP being given thought…. There are millions of podcasts, ppl will survive. … 100000%”

Joe Budden Accused Of Sexual Harassment

This week, in a social media video post, a former Joe associate confessed Budden’s behavior towards her during her time at the network led to her decision to resign. She also said a specific moment while recording an episode back in January was evidence of sexual harassment by Joe.

During the episode, Olivia pointed out JB repeatedly made several inappropriate comments that made her feel uncomfortable and ultimately influenced her to leave her position.

“On January 18, 2021, Joe Budden sat in on a recording of the female-led podcast I was a part of and continuously made sexual, suggestive remarks to me that made me extremely uncomfortable as well as fearful of dampening the mood if I didn’t laugh along while he made those sexual remarks to me. Those moments not only live on the internet forever, it also forced me into the decision of quitting the podcast.”

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Written by Hanan Othman

SOHH content strategist, RihannaNavy member, mega movie buff, dog mom.

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