Joe Budden Claims He’s Been Better Than Eminem for the Last Decade
Joe Budden fires back at Eminem, and doesn't hold anything back. In apparent response to Em dissing him on the new album Kamikaze, Joe took to his podcast to slam Eminem in an episode titled "TV & Mayonnaise."
"Let me tell you what Joe Budden has thought this entire time," Joe says. "I've been better than you this entire fucking decade! In my rapper brain, I'm a content nigga. You gotta say something! You have not said anything for the better part of a whole fucking decade," he continues. He grows more heated as his Joe Budden Podcast continues, filled with gunshot and siren soundbites.
Drama between the two was rekindled when Em's surprise album Kamikaze dropped on Friday (Aug. 31) and the song "Fall" mentions Budden by name.
"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," Em raps.
Safe to say Joe definitely wasn't feeling that. "I know you don't know about me, you better go ask some niggas close to you, I live for this type of shit," he continues. "All of that rappity-rap, lyrical miracle bullshit, any nigga that want it like that, that think they want it with me? I don't think you would fare well."
Joe was certainly not the only person Em called out by name on the Kamikaze album. Em disses Charlamagne The God, Lil Pump, and tons of other hip-hop figures. He even received ample criticism for using a homophobic slur on the track to describe Tyler, The Creator. Machine Gun Kelly felt so targeted by Eminem on the album that he unveiled a diss track in response titled "Rap Devil."
However, if fans are expecting a diss track from Joe Budden, they probably shouldn't hold their breath. He went on to say that he's not about rappers coming out of the woodwork to wax poetic.
"I think it's really corny when retired niggas 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."
Listen to the podcast in full and quoted clips below.
XXL rounds up the targets of Eminem's Kamikaze in the gallery below.
See Everyone Eminem Disses on His Kamikaze Album