Joe Budden
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Complex confirmed Tuesday (Dec. 19) that Joe Budden will no longer be returning to its “Everyday Struggle” series, which has been running since April.

The rapper took to social media shortly after, citing “internal chaos” as the factor leading to his departure and not the recent birth of his child. “I am not on paternity & they should stop using my 3 day old child to mask internal chaos,” Budden tweeted.

“The show will be back in the New Year with all new episodes and guests. We wish Joe all the best and thank him for a great 2017,” Complex told Billboard.

Budden doesn’t seem too phased by his “Everyday Struggle” departure. He stated that he can “create another” show “if needed.” In addition, he hinted that he would begin another podcast on Dec.20.

Complex has not confirmed who will replace Budden for the upcoming 2018 year.