Everyday Struggle was an internet hit that put Complex back in the conversation of being a relevant platform for the culture. Even with being 1 of 3 hosts Joe Budden through his hip-hop career as well as TV career on Love in Hip-Hop brought the most notoriety to the show. And with this notoriety brought the crazy, ranting, passionate about the culture monologues that became known as "Joe Just Being Joe". It was when "Joe Just Being Joe" that some of the most magical moments happened on the show and helped to make it one of the top streamed shows on the internet. Many thought even with Joe's rants that he was irreplaceable, but even he quickly realized that in the corporate world that Beyoncé was right, nobody's IRREPLACEABLE.
When did Joe get fired?
Complex's initial communication was that Joe Budden had been on paternity leave following him and his girl having a newborn baby. So there will be special guest hosts in his absence. Which Joe says he never intended to take a paternity leave. But in fact his contract was up and they were still in negotiations. And that Complex was really testing the waters to see how the show would perform without him.
Here's some of the points he made on his podcast "The Joe Budden Podcast" about the reason why Complex took him from the show "Everyday Struggle".
One thing that Everyday Struggle showed is that the world needs villains (i.e. Joe Budden). Because without the villains nobody would care about heroes. This is the reason why people watched American Idol was to see what the villains Simon would say, not to hear people sing. The same goes here. Nobody watched Everyday Struggle to learn about things that just had happened in hip-hop. We have the internet for that. We watched Everyday Struggle to hear what Joe thought about it. So as the saying goes.. Either you die and become a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become a villain. But in a crazy twist Joe Budden is that hero that we didn't ask for, but he was the hero that we needed.
Check out the podcasts below to watch in his words what happened.