On Monday (April 11), Newton's appearance on the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast caught Twitter's attention when he criticized women who "can't cook" and "don't know when to be quiet."
The former NFL MVP said on the podcast that his upbringing shaped his view on how a woman should conduct herself.
"I knew what a woman was, not a bad b*tch," Newton said clarifying the difference between the two.
Newton described bad b*tches as women who "look the part," but "don't act the part." On the Barstool podcast, the 33-year-old said a real woman who knows how to cater to a man's needs.
"I think a lot of times when you get that aesthetic of like, 'I'm a boss b*tch, I'm a this, I'm a that,' -- no, baby. But you can't cook," Newton said. "You don’t know when to be quiet. You don’t know how to allow a man to lead."
Newton noted that he wasn't trying to "beat up my queens" with his views on women, but Twitter still wasn't having it.
Others defended the quarterback's comments and pointed out that Newton also called out men's behavior during the podcast interview.
This isn't the first time Newton's been caught making sexist comments toward women.
When interviewed by a female reporter as the starting quarterback for the Carolina Panthers in 2017, Newton said it was "funny" to hear a woman ask questions about football routes.
He later apologized for his statement, "After careful thought, I understand that my word choice was extremely degrading and disrespectful to women." Newton added, "To be honest, that was not my intentions. And if you are a person who took offense to what I said, I sincerely apologize to you.''