Joe Budden has some thoughts about Eminem.
After Em called out Joe on his new album, ‘Kamikaze,’ Joe decided to fire back on his podcast.
via Page Six:
“Let me tell you what Joe Budden has thought this entire time,” he said during the three-hour show. “I’ve been better than you this entire f–king decade! … Can’t say that back then. But in my rapper brain, I’m a content n—a. You gotta say something! You have not said anything for the better part of a whole f–king decade!”
What seems to have annoyed Budden enough to drop a third-person reference are three lines off the song “Fall,” in which Em, 45, raps, “Somebody tell Budden before I snap, he better fasten it/Or have his body bag get zipped/The closest thing he’s had to hits is smackin’ bitches.”
Though Budden did have some kind words for the elder rapper’s latest release – “You have rhymed a bunch of words. Em, let me give you some love. Em is the best rhymer of words on the planet” – he made clear he feels Eminem is well past it, a feeling he’s expressed more than a few times in the past.
“I think it’s really corny when retired n—as pop shit about what they coulda, shoulda, woulda done,” he said. “So, I feel like I’m in control of the rules here, Em. I’m backed now. You’re not so much.”
Budden is one of many, primarily younger, rappers called out by Eminem on his new record. Other’s include Lil Pump, Tyler, the Creator (who he referred to by a homophobic slur) and Machine Gun Kelly, who responded to the slam with a diss track of his own on Tuesday.
While rappers and critics may not have been won over by Eminem’s tenth album, his fans have responded enthusiastically to the surprise release. On Tuesday, Billboard projected it would debut at No. 1 having sold over 360,000 copies during its first week on sale.
What do you think? Does Joe have a point?