The multi-image post featured a composite photo of Math Hoffa, former co-hosts Esso and Hynaken and the show’s former producer Spaceghost, with a caption that read: “Math Hoffa Signs $2.7M Deal?” In the post’s caption, Esso insinuated that the deal had been made with REVOLT.
“I’m sorry to inform you,” Math Hoffa told Budden during the call. “I saw the same headlines you did and I was like, ‘Oh shit, say words!’ I went to check my bank account and it wasn’t there. I’m looking for it. REVOLT never talked to me about #2.7. Where did it come from?”
He confirmed that the network has expressed interest My expert opinionbut that interest did not necessarily extend to his co-hosts.
“I’ll be honest with you, every single meeting I sat in, the team was never brought up,” Math Hoffa said. “I had to fight for the team. If you talk to anybody I sat down with: I always fight for the team. But sometimes money, or the suspicion of money, changes people around you before they even have a chance to change you. And what we see is a classic example of n-gga’s pocket watching imaginary pockets.”
HipHopDX‘s request for an explanation from REVOLT was not immediately answered.
During his brief appearance on The Joe Budden Podcast, Hoffa also stated that Esso and Hynaken had left the show long before the breakup became public to launch their own interview-style podcast; which he said was a breach of their contract with him.
He added that his attempts to address and resolve the situation went without a response from the duo for over a month.
After Esso’s post — to which Math Hoffa responded with one IG statement of his own – he, Hynaken and Spaceghost went into detail about the alleged incidents that led to their departure from the show on their BagFuel podcast.
In addition to complaints about not being properly credited for their contributions to My expert opinion, the split was also affected by financial disagreements. But Hynaken stated in no uncertain terms that they did not choose to walk away from the show.
“I enjoyed what we did,” Esso added. “We did something that had never been done before; it was a cultural movement. But then when you add money to cultural movements, everybody can’t stand to make the money. Imma just say it for what other people won’t say: he signed a contract for money and he won’t pay us.”
Esso went on to explain that he was the first to be offered a deal with REVOLT, which he then brought to My expert Opinion team. While that deal fell through, Math Hoffa got another opportunity outright.
He maintains that both he and Hynaken owe payment for the last two episodes in which they appeared.