Episode 232 of "The Joe Budden Podcast" covers Daniel Caesar's reconciliation efforts.
The fracas caused by Daniel Caesar's comments towards Joe Budden was pretty hard to ignore this week, prompting yet another ventricle of the conversation centered around "Cancel Culture." The wreckage his comments left behind impelled a lot of people to think one of two things: that Caesar was defending YesJulz, which wasn't definitively true.
Secondly, was there an underlying message to his controversial statement? Of all people, Joe Budden seems to think so, he'll likely be leading the discussion (if he so chooses) going forward, given his proximity to the situation.
Before digging any further into Daniel's resolution, it's worth noting that Julz and Budden were once friends, but fell out of favor with each other, in a very public manner, as is often the case, when the Mood Muzik specialist is implicated.
So what did Caesar do to rectify the situation? Well. he didn't plead his case to the public a second, that's not in his nature. He didn't arrange for a slot on Budden's podcast with co-hosts Rory & Mal, again not in his nature, even though it's easy to understand why a need for "public vindication" existed in the first place, dating back to the manner in which Dave Chapelle spoke to him in the now infamous "he's gay" video.
Enter Joe Budden with plans to address on the next episode of the aforementioned podcast, the 232nd of its kind titled "Datakiss," a joke he and his cohorts go on to explain at the 39:45 of the taping. Right then and there, Joe Budden reveals the sincere overture Caesar made behind the scenes just the other day. "I was surfing the channels, it was 1 am, I could not sleep," he began explaining. "I got this text from a number I did not have stored in my phone. It said, 'brother,' and that was a little off because I don't even talk to my brothers."
At this point Rory and Mal interject, add a little comedic relief as they usually do, and Budden resumes his story by assuming Daniel's speaking voice. "'Please just make sure you watch the entire clip before you flame me, lol," he reads aloud as if to paraphrase with some degree of accuracy. Then he wraps up the anecdote by insisting that Daniel Caesar signed off on a truce.
"'I know you've got a job to do and I respect it, to a point I suppose, but it's love,'" Budden relays to the listener, that's it that's all. Joe Budden shows no sign of animosity after reading the texts, insinuating the kind of sympathy he mutters at the beginning of the tape. Give it a listen for yourselves.