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Joe Budden Walks Back Kevin Hart Cheating Comments After Criticism

By Daryl Nelson
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Joe Budden felt the need to explain where he stands on Kevin Hart cheating on his wife Eniko Parrish in 2017. Earlier this month, the former Slaughterhouse member said he understands why Hart cheated, which he received backlash for — especially from the hosts of The Real.

"He works really hard," said Joe back then. "Like, I can see how n*ggas cheat. In thinking about how hard he works, sometimes you’re not home but for 10 seconds in the day, for however many days, and I as a man can understand how that can be difficult. I know how I was feeling just going to work however many hours I was going to work and spending very little time at home."

"Does the working affect his integrity, his moral standing, his moral compass? I don’t think it does,” said The Real host Adrienne Bailon-Houghton on a recent episode.

Joe responded to the hosts during a recent episode of The Joe Budden Podcast and said that people have him all wrong.

"I hate that everything has to turn into a gender war, because for me this wasn't a gender war type of thing," Joe explained. "This is a human thing. I wasn't saying, 'He's a guy and he works hard, he has money and he's powerful, so he should be able to cheat.' I don't know where that interpretation came from."

"So no, it is not okay to cheat. It is not okay for Kevin Hart to cheat," he added. "Ladies of The Real, that was never said here, and I hate when we're just presented a certain way when we're in this new age of just clip floatin' so we only go by the clip. I said a whole lot more than what was displayed here. We do not condone cheating, however, I'm not part of the society that is looking to kill actually understanding human behavior and psychology."

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