News: Joe Budden To Method Man & Busta Rhymes, "I Don't Care That N****s Is Mad" [Video]

Thursday, Jun 4, 2009 9:40AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Joe Budden has addressed Method Man's and Busta Rhymes' reaction to his "Best Rapper Alive" rant last month.

In addition to speaking on Busta and Mef, Joey also said he was entitled to his opinion.

"Everybody took offense," Joe said in an interview. "If a n*gga get offended at me for having an opinion, suck a d*ck...I have faith in my pen game and that's how it should be. If you're a rapper, I can't see how you couldn't have the same attitude...I enjoy being the bad guy in case people haven't noticed. I could give a f*ck. I could give less than a f*ck because I enjoy it. I don't care that n*ggas is mad, I don't care that n*ggas is in an uproar...I'm attacking you? There's nobody else that's popping? I could go diss Kanye West like all these other rap n*ggas be trying to do, I could go diss Jim Jones. I could diss Rick Ross, n*ggas that are active and very very relevant today...Once you go on the air and say he should be smacked for that, by who, exactly? I have a response to him, but my response gets under people's skin. When I talk, it bothers people." (Miss Info)

last month, Busta previously offered his take on Budden's rant.

"I think it was a great disrespect and he might want to get slapped in his face for it," Busta told radio personality Ed Lover last month. "That's just how I feel about it. I'm not saying that to be on no pro-violence thing because that's not where I'm at with it. I still think that there is a fine line between entertainment and being morally and principally disrespectful." (Ed Lover In The Morning)

CNN's Nore recently came to Budden's defense calling the comments one rapper's opinions.

"He's entitled to his opinion," Nore explained in an interview. "Everybody's entitled to their opinion but when you make your opinion public, it sometimes comes across as disrespect. And a lot of people could feel that way but what it is, is you're entitled to your opinion as long as it's not public because once it becomes public, it can become the wrong thing. I wasn't mad at his opinion at all but when he made it public and when it comes across that's why people really blew it up. He didn't really say nothing disrespectful. But the fact that it's in the public eye, the public now has the decision to whether to co-sign it or disregard it." (On The Air Idiots)

Budden previously clarified the decision to include Mef in the initial statements that sparked the controversy.

"I will say it was in bad taste to single him out," Budden said in an interview. "There was a large group of people I was talking about, it just so happens that he was the best fit because he was at the top. I could have went on and on and the world would have been mad at Joe Budden not just Method Man and the Wu-Tang Clan. I reached out to him and tried to apologize for the bad taste not for what I said. I stand behind what I said wholeheartedly." (Forbes DVD)

Check out Joey's interview below:

UP CLOSE & PERSONAL - JOE BUDDEN from Executive Nick on Vimeo.

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