Josh Richards confirms Mads Lewis broke up with Jaden Hossler because she does not like Nessa Barrett

Jaden Hossler and Nessa Barrett’s collaboration song La Di Die has hit 14M views. The song came out on February 19, 2021. While the duo was enjoying the success of their song hitting the charts, reportedly Jaden’s girlfriend Mads Lewis was not happy to see him spending time with Nessa, Josh Richards’s girlfriend. After 6 weeks since the song came out, Mads Lewis posted a not-so-cryptic TikTok where she blamed Nessa to be the cause of their breakup. The topic was brought up by Dave Portnoy during BFFs Podcast and Josh Richards has addressed all the rumors.

Josh Richards says Mads Lewis doesn’t like Nessa Barrett

This is not happening for the first time though. Mads Lewis and Jaden Hossler were dating before and they broke up in February 2020 after cheating allegations against Jaden. They started dating again in late 2020. Jads fans were excited to see them back together. Meanwhile, Josh Richards also got back with Nessa Barrett after their mutually decided break.

Seeing their favorite Sway boys back with their original girlfriends made many Sway fans happy. But it was short-lived since it turns out that apparently, Mads Lewis does not like to share Jaden Hossler with anyone. As Josh Richards said in the podcast:

She just doesn’t like Ness. They are not fans of each other.

Josh claims that it is a pre-existent issue that has always been there. Both Mads and Nessa were in the same house and they are still head clashing. While recording the BFFs podcast, Dave and Josh’s initial plan was to just discuss this issue and leave it right there. However, the emergency part was recorded after Mads Lewis posted her TikTok. And it was made a part of the original BFFs podcast.

Mads Lewis and the deleted TikTok

Mads Lewis posted a TikTok and she deleted it after 10 minutes. However, the same TikTok remained on her profile for enough time that all the tea channels saved it and re-uploaded it on social media. Mads Lewis’s choice of song for the TikTok was the first thing that hit her viewers. She chose Taylor Swift’s “Better than revenge”, a song that’s about a girl who stole one’s love.

The story starts when it was hot and it was summer
And, I had it all; I had him right there where I wanted him
She came along, got him alone, and let’s hear the applause
She took him faster than you could say sabotage

The TikTok featured a collage of images and video clips when Mads Lewis and Jaden Hossler were together and in love. Then the visuals change when the song hits “she came along”. Mads chose La Di Die’s image and then clips of Nessa and Jaden hanging out together.

Discussing the TikTok on BFFs Podcast

Dave Portnoy appreciated Josh Richards for agreeing to record the special segment of the podcast after watching that TikTok. When asked about his initial reaction, Josh said:

 I’m always gonna be that guy that wants to believe my best friend.

He said that he wouldn’t trust Mads because she is Jaden’s ex. However, he was not expecting to be jealous after watching that TikTok video.

First thing, I’m just sad. And then the second thing that happened, these m*therf*ckers are about to breed a demon. Imma be heartless after this.

Josh Richards also said that there are f*ckboys in the world because of this reason.

These are the scenarios that breed f*ckboys.

Josh Richards also confirmed that when he saw that TikTok, he didn’t know Nessa’s side as well as Jaden’s side. However, Mads Lewis was “blowing up” his phone with text notifications. In fact, Josh further confirmed that his exact response to Mads was:

That’s lowkey SUS. you tryna text me.

He also confirmed that this was before the video came out. He had no idea about the video then. Meanwhile, Quinton Griggs’s ex-girlfriend also sent him a text, saying that he does not deserve whatever is happening. And that he needs to know the truth.

Josh Richards expresses his love for Nessa Barrett

After discussing the texts his friends’ exes were sending him, Josh said:

I love Nessa. I think she’s the most amazing girl in the world. I don’t think I’ve ever met that’s made me feel the way I feel about her.

Josh confirmed that that’s why the video hurt him. He would die for Jaden Hossler and Nessa Barrett as both of them are pretty close to his heart. However, the possibility of them being together hurt him.

F*ck I could lose both these people. That’s what made me sad. F*cking kill me.

The timings are not good for him as well since Josh confirmed that he and Nessa Barrett are on a break these days. Nessa has talked to him and she is open about it on her social media as well. She’s taking care of her mental health and what she goes through. Since they are on a break for the past two weeks because she needed time for herself, there was not much communication between them.

Josh Richards got emotional while discussing it. He said that he did not know how to ask Nessa what she’s been going through, what was Mads TikTok about and give her space at the same time.

Jaden Hossler contacts Josh Richards

Right after the video, Jaden Hossler also contacted Josh Richards:

This girl [Mads] is trippin…

The timings were worse for Jaden as well since he was going to post a photo with Nessa Barrett for their upcoming performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Jaden Hossler wanted to give Josh Richards a heads-up before posting the photo. And told him to believe in him.

However, Josh was in shock and he did not even text Jaden back. In his opinion, it was not a good move on his part but he didn’t know what to do. But he did call Nessa Barrett to ask for her approval before recording the podcast and discussing her in it. After that call, Josh reached the conclusion that Mads was “trippin”. He said that Mads Lewis’s motto seems to be like this:

I got my life affected. So, I’m gonna affect other people’s life.

Josh Richards further added that he did not know where this was all coming from.

At the end of the day, the truth is gonna come out.

Who is trying to spread hatred?

Josh Richards and Dave Portnoy came to the conclusion that either someone is a “f*cking a**hole” or she [Mads] is going crazy. In fact, Josh said that in this current scenario, he is just an innocent bystander.

I’m tryna let a girl that i f*cking love so much figure her life out so that I can have her back. Nessa is something I need in my life. And at the same time, my one brother that’s been beside me since the start in LA, is Jaden. It’s messed up. It’s left me speechless.

While talking about both of them, Josh also confirmed that his hands were shaking talking about this. He also confirmed that Mads Lewis was trying to call him before the video and he wanted the conversation to be on text. In response, Mads said that whatever she has to say, was not a text thing. And he thought that he would never know what Mads wanted to talk about since she did not tell him. However, the video proved what she was trying to do.

Analyzing Mads Lewis and Jaden Hossler relationship

Josh Richards further added that it was not his place to judge other relationships. However, if Nessa Barrett’s song triggered something, then the relationship was already negative since a song collaboration couldn’t break someone up.

It was toxic if your boyfriend can’t do a song with best friend’s girl.

Josh said that whatever happened must be due to some pre-existent things. While he was still recording the podcast with Dave Portnoy, Mads Lewis responded to her TikTok video on Instagram, shared by tiktokroom.

Mads Lewis also commented that she tried contacting Nessa Barrett. However, she did not get a response from her and that led to Mads taking it to social media to get Nessa’s attention. Josh Richards responded to that comment by saying that it didn’t do anything good at all for him. And it just made things worse.

Nessa Barrett responds

After a couple of hours of Mads Lewis’s comment, Nessa Barrett responded to the situation through tweets:

She also said that she was happy about her performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Nessa also said that:

music is the only thing keeping me alive. and that’s what i’m focusing on. that’s it.

She also said that she is not going to let “false judgement” destroy her. Meanwhile, Jaden Hossler also tweeted this:


What do you think of this whole situation? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

BFFs PodcastDave PortnoyJaden HosslerJosh RichardsMads LewisNessa Barrett
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