“I just want to give a huge shout out to Matt James,” he says in the clip. “I definitely texted him earlier, but I want to show him love and shout him out publicly as well.”
Johnson goes on to address recent gossip claiming he deserved to be the Bachelor—not James. The BiP star says that while he’s thrilled for James, he’s busy working on an untitled self-help book.
“Don’t feel bad for me at all. I am just so elated. I have so many things coming down the pipeline,” he explains. “I hope that you enjoy my book, I have so much to talk about.”
Johnson also encourages fans to support James when The Bachelor premieres sometime in 2021, adding, “Quite honestly, be happy, baby. Don’t say nothing bad about my homie. Matt’s going to do a great job.”
Hey, there’s always next year.