News: Joe Budden & Saigon Tell Conflicting Stories Of Battle's End, Boxing Match Could Settle All
Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 2:10PM
Nearly a week since ending their rap beef, Saigon and Joe Budden have offered different perspectives on what caused the battle to end and a possible way to settle it once and for all.
The "Pump It Up" rapper claims Sai pleaded with him over the phone to end their battle and has now agreed to take matters into a boxing ring.
"If me and dude are engaged in a f*cking lyrical battle here and all of a sudden I just stop out of the clear blue sky, there's really no other reason for it besides there was a phone call that took place," Budden said in an interview. "It didn't start out well but we had a good conversation. He begged me to stop. He begged me to leave him alone...I'm down with [a boxing fight]. I'm always down with that. We could do it where the funds go to charity or something of that sort. (Hip Hop Game)
Prior to Joey's statement, producer Just Blaze wrote on his twitter account last week claiming both rappers deaded the battle via a phone coversation, however Sai denied the occurence.
"I don't know where that came from," Saigon said. "For a while you know Just been trying to squash that sh*t cause he understands what it can turn in to. He just doesn't wanna see it go past -you know just being around me and a lot of my people - and he doesn't wanna see it go anywhere other than wax. And he knows that's very, very, very likely gonna happen." (XXL)
Despite Sai's denial of how they decided to move on, Budden recently announced the battle's end last weekend.
"It's over," Budden said in an interview. "Joe Budden fans should know if somebody diss me and I don't respond immediately, then it's over. Something happened and it's over. So I mean, he can stick to his story and I'll stick to mine. That sh*t is over." (Shade 45)