‘Love & Hip Hop’: Joe Budden’s Podcast Gets Indefinitely Suspended Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

As productions, events, and more get delayed or canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic, Love & Hip Hop: New York star Joe Budden’s podcast is taking a break. The show will be on hiatus as it is indefinitely suspended during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Major moments from Joe Budden’s ‘Love & Hip Hop’ stint

Budden first appeared on Love & Hip Hop: New York in 2013. In the third and fourth seasons, he was a supporting cast member. He left after this an was not on the show until he came back as a main cast member in 2019.

Most of his storylines when he was first on the show involved his issues with drug abuse and his different romantic relationships, including with Tahiry Jose and Kaylin Garcia. Budden notably proposed to Jose during the show’s fourth season and she declined.

Once of the show, Budden retired as a rapper and found much success as a media personality. He began hosting Complex’s Everyday Struggle and began going viral for his opinions and other moments on the show that were made into memes. He left Complex and joined Revolt’s State of the Culture as a host. He also started his own podcast, The Joe Budden Podcast, which is through Spotify.

Budden returned to the show starting with season 9. Most of his storyline has been the relationship with his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Cyn Santana, who he got together with while they weren’t on the show. Sanatana and Budden have a son together named Santana.

The podcast is suspended right now due to the coronavirus

Due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, The Joe Budden Podcast is currently suspended for an indefinite amount of time.

Budden made the announcement on the Tuesday podcast before things kicked off into high gear. “Before we go any further, I do want to announce that this will be our last podcast for a second just because s**t is f***d up,” he said.

He and his co-hosts were also set to go on tour, but now that has been postponed. This is the very first time that the podcast has gone on a long hiatus.

The news of the hiatus comes just after Budden was candid on another episode of the podcast about filming new episodes of Love & Hip Hop: New York during the pandemic. He said that he told members of the production team, “There’s no Joe story to continue right now. I’ve closed things with Cyn. I’ve closed things with everybody. There is nothing for me to report to right this second. And if there was, I wouldn’t come. Y’all have a bunch episodes that y’all have to get through. And in the interim, I’ll be home.”

Love & Hip Hop: New York returns from hiatus later this year on VH1.