Fans lash out at Joe Budden for firing podcast co-hosts in on-air rant

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Joe Budden’s venom is going viral? To quote one of his biggest tracks: “Pump It Up.” 

The musician turned mouthpiece of the “Joe Budden Podcast” is at the center of a social-media shade storm after alleged audio of him firing former friends and show co-hosts Rory Farrell and Jamil “Mal” Clay leaked online Wednesday. 

“From this point forward, you are fired and you’re not welcome back,” Budden, 40, allegedly spat at his ex-podcast partners during a since-deleted episode that fans claim aired this week. “Y’all take that f–king dark energy, that arrogance and that entitlement somewhere else.”

Leaked rips of the episode are now flooding Twitter and racking up hundreds of thousands of clicks and listens.

And it seems he’s now officially ending the award-winning broadcast altogether after six years on-air.  Since unofficial clips of Budden’s on-air rant have gone viral, the podcast personality appears to have announced the end of the “JBP” in a series of cryptic tweets.

“Helluva run!! God bless,” he said before telling broken-hearted fans of the show to “Take care.” (The Post has reached out to Budden’s reps for confirmation.)

Bad blood between the New Jersey native and his erstwhile cohorts began brewing in March when Farrell, 29, and Clay, 38, were noticeably absent from several of the streaming show’s weekly editions — a rarity in the podcast’s history. 

Without an explanation for their seemingly indefinite sabbatical, fans of the “JBP” took to Twitter speculating that money and ownership rights to the show were at the root of their contention.  

Budden — who first rose to fame in 2003 owing to the release of his Grammy-nominated classic “Pump It Up” — seemed to confirm as much in the newly surfaced audio. 

“You n—-s ain’t brought s–t [to the podcast],” he yelled after challenging Farrell and Clay to secure their own streaming service deals, advertisers and integration.

“You n—-s can audit, you n—-s can sue … You’re gonna lose,” said Budden, adding that he’s “overpaid” and “over protected” Farrell for years. 

Budden also suggested that his freshly re-established association with former “Everyday Struggle” talk show co-host, DJ Akademiks, played a role in their acrimony. 

He and Akademiks co-anchored the pop culture-centric program on Complex for three seasons. 

“Rory thought that our friendship was in turmoil because I may work with Akademiks again in the future,” he said. “I’m sorry if they feel that’s an indictment against our friendship.”

When fans questioned whether he was ending the show on Wednesday, Budden later alleged that he was eyeing a $100 million deal with Spotify — which would have presumably involved Akademiks — that Farrell could have benefited from if not for their current rancor. 

Angered audience members then took up digital arms, blasting Budden for berating his once-beloved co-hosts and arbitrarily canceling the show. 

“Joe Budden. The architecture of his own downfall. Every single time,” one social-media solider tweeted, noting Budden’s series of failed business ventures and relationships. 

“Joe Budden was on countless podcast episodes talking about ownership and being knowledgeable of your deals, bucking the system etc.,” another Twitter user wrote. “Then got mad at Mal and Rory for trying to do these things. Lmao.”

So far, neither Farrell nor Clay have commented on Budden’s trending tirade. 

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