In a recent episode of his popular podcast, Joe Budden weighed in on the impending divorce between Jeezy and his estranged wife, Jeannie Mai. The breakup has stirred significant attention, largely due to Jeannie Mai’s past remarks about Black men on her now-defunct talk show, ‘The Real.’
During a previous episode of ‘The Real,’ Mai made a statement that has resurfaced in recent discussions: “I loved Black guys, but for me, dark meat on the side, white [meat] keeps me mean and lean” when asked about her dating preferences.
Mai went on to explain her choice, stating, “I used to date Black men, I think they’re attractive. But what I decided to stick to is, because it just kept me happiest, was my man Freddy who happens to be white,” referring to her former husband, Freddy Harteis.
On his latest podcast episode, Joe Budden expressed his perspective on the divorce and highlighted that it didn’t come as a surprise, given Mai’s earlier comments.
“Y’all do know that before she got married, there was that clip from her show saying she wouldn’t date a Black guy, right?” he asked his co-hosts. “At home is where you’re going to be true to your beliefs, whatever they are. I don’t know what happened between them, but that comment and him filing… I hope it would have worked.”
He went on to share his sentiments, stating, “It saddens me that it didn’t work because they were cute as a couple. But I’m not surprised.”
This perspective on the divorce underscores the complexity of relationships and how past statements can resurface in the public eye. While Joe Budden expressed sadness over the split, he also acknowledged that certain comments can have lasting effects.