This week, Joe Budden announced that he and Spotify would be parting ways as the streaming platform is not willing to pay him what he feels he is worth for his podcast.
"It sounds to me like Joe Budden is a person who knows his worth but doesn't know how to properly negotiate it. 'Cause if you keep doing deals with various corporations and you keep getting trash-ass deals, that's on you. Things like vacation days, bonuses, all of that has to be negotiated in your contract from the beginning," Charlamagne said on The Breakfast Club.
Charlamagne made it clear that Budden comparing the value of his show to entire networks, is off base.
"I'm not saying he shouldn't be getting a lot of money," Charlamagne added. "What I'm simply saying is you can have the No. 1 show on Spotify, but one of those networks might have six shows in the Top 10, 10 shows in the Top 20. You have one hit show."