Joe Budden Addresses Rory & Mal’s “JBP” Departure Rumors Fans noticed Rory and Mal were missing from Joe Budden’s podcast. After that episode the podcast was canceled for one show. Joe returned to address everything. He said, I’ll eliminate some of the suspense. This is Rory’s seat. This is Mal’s seat. Whenever they feel like returning to their seats, then they’ll return to their seats and what happens is the same thing when your star player comes back to the team. Sometimes in friendship and business everyone needs to take a step back an go to their respective corner. Have you ever gone into business with a friend? How did it work out?