In support of the new album, Joey hosted an AMA on Reddit on Monday (July 25), where he answered questions from fans on a variety of subjects.
One fan questioned Joey’s decision to work with Chris Brown, citing the singer’s troubled past, including an assault on ex-girlfriend, Rihanna, in a Lamborghini the night before the 2009 Grammy’s.
“Are you kidding me? Chris Brown is one of the most talented artists of all time.” Joey Bada$$ began. “It was an honor that he agreed to be a part of my album.”
“He is also a friend of mine,” he continued. I understand that you do not think he is perfect or cool because of things he has done in the past, but who among you is perfect?”
Joey then dismissed a fan who called the Chris Brown question “brave,” instead calling the person “close-minded.”
See the full conversation on Youtube here:
Joey Bada$$ wants to take a New Direction in Future Music
“I wanted to have fun with 2000 and not think too much. Flex up and talk my shit a little,” he replied to one fan. “I can definitely see myself visiting the [All AmeriKKKan Bada$$] more conceptually and socially aware, but a part of me also wants to touch on love and my experience with romantic relationships a bit more.”
“Something like a boom BAP and heartbreak album,” he added. I know my fans will be upset, but that is a path I have been wanting to take for a long time, whether you motherf*ckers like it or not.”
2000 is Joey’s first album since 2017’s All AmeriKKKan Bada$$. According to DJ Akademiks, the record is on track to sell 22,000 equivalent units. During the interview, Joey Bada$$ hinted that his next project would be more focused on his previous relationships and romance. Channeling his inner-Kanye West circa 2008’s electro-pop 808s & Heartbreak album will be the goal of a future project.