The long-tenured UFC commentator Joe Rogan recently gave Spotify an ultimatum. He has been involved in several controversial matters lately. Rogan has been all over the news following a series of controversies. He was being accused of spreading misinformation about the virus on his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, on Spotify.
Amid the several controversies, the company refused to remove all of Joe Rogan’s content though a recent appeal from some musicians and podcasters was noted. However, Spotify tried to find common ground and began removing several JRE episodes. It has been noted that the total number of deleted episodes has reportedly reached 113.
Another alarming issue followed suit over the weekend when a video compilation of him saying the “N-word” on his podcast went viral. Trevor Noah had also bashed Rogan after the infamous video clip that recently started resurfacing.
Joe Rogan opens up on the matter
During a recent episode of “The Joe Rogan Podcast,” the former mixed martial arts commentator got into a conversation with MMA fighter Josh Barnett about the cutthroat podcast industry ring.
“I will quit. If it gets to a point that I can’t do it anymore, where I have to do it in some sort of weird way where I walk on eggshells and mind my p’s and q’s, f–k that!” Rogan said.
During Tuesday’s episode, Rogan said his job “requires sincerity; without it, this show doesn’t have any success.”
Rogan first signed with the streaming music platform in 2020 for $100 million. With still about a year left to complete the contract, the deal has already since doubled in valuation.