Joe Budden claps back at Eminem
Add Joe Budden to the list of rappers irked to have been mentioned on Eminem’s new album, “Kamikaze.”
The Harlem-born emcee, 37, addressed being called out on Slim Shady’s new record on the latest episode of the “Joe Budden Podcast” on Wednesday.
“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.”