Joe Budden Says Jay Electronica Got 'Absolutely Mopped' on His Own Album in Twitter Feud Over 'A Written Testimony'

Joe Budden is paid to give his opinion on hip-hop culture via his Joe Budden Podcast — but Jay Electronica wasn’t feeling Joe’s thoughts on his new album, ‘A Written Testimony’

Jay took a moment to take a jab at Joe’s co-host Rory over Joe’s opinion of the album and it sparked short Twitter war.

“I never got absolutely mopped around on my own project either… @ me, not Rory,” Joe wrote, going on to say he made a version of ‘A Written Testimony’ removing Jay Elec and leaving just the Jay-Z parts.

“i never heard your albums bro,” Jay wrote. “may Allah bless your career as a journalist.”

via Complex:

Fans waited over a decade to hear Jay Electronica’s album. Yet when A Written Testimony dropped, some listeners were disappointed that Electronica’s first official full-length ended up being a joint release with JAY-Z instead of a standalone debut. During Saturday’s episode of the Joe Budden Podcast, Joe ripped into A Written Testimony, calling the Electronica’s decision to have Hov on the project “a mistake.”

“It is a mistake,” Joe said at the episode’s 32:30 mark. “As a rapper, I’m telling you, [Jay Electronica] got smacked around [by JAY-Z].

Joe went on to admit he’s hating, but his criticism is rooted in his belief that Electronica underperformed on the album. 

“Granted, this is hate, but it’s rapper hate,” Budden continued. “Because, when y’all move the goalpost, as a rapper, I see it. For the last decade, y’all have mentioned Jay Elec with Hov. And Jay Elec positions himself that way on arguably one of the greatest tracks ever on ‘Exhibit C.’ That is god-level rhyming. … ‘Hate’ is my underwhelmed. For me to say I’m underwhelmed, I didn’t go into it expecting anything.”

Jay Electronica has been active on social media since his album released, leading him to catch wind of Joe’s criticism and result in their exchange. He went on to say he’s willing to talk to Budden and Rory on air, and added, “make sure yall give me my credit for lighting up that next podcast episode too. #DrakeIsMySpiritAnimal.”

Take a look at their Twitter shenanigans below:


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