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Joey Bada$$ Responds to Malia Obama Situation, Media Calling him an Anti-White Marxist & Breaks Down "Black Beetles" Lyrics

Dropping his debut album “B4.DA.$$” on his 20th birthday, the young Brooklyn legend Joey Bada$$ joins the Sway In The Morning studios to share knowledge on the situation with Malia Obama and how he responds to the media.

In the heat of the media’s headlines as of late, Joey Bada$$ carries himself with pride and maturity telling Sway “I know who I am and people who really support me know who I am.”  Joking about telling Obama to cop B4.DA.$$ to help the economy, the rising emcee pushes the notion of being real to himself and the people who surround him.

Sitting down to break down the lyrics of his track “Black Beetles” we hear the depth and conscious behind the lyrical style that is Joey Bada$$.  Check out the exclusive interview below and head over to iTunes to support Joey’s debut album.


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