News: Joe Budden Tells Raekwon To Knuckle Up, "This Whole Situation Could Go Away" [Video]

Monday, Aug 10, 2009 9:24PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

After being assaulted by a member of Raekwon's entourage, Joe Budden has challenged the Wu rapper to a physical confrontation and said everything could be settled through a one-on-one fight.

Claiming Raekwon's camp attempted to apologize for assaulting him last Saturday (August 8), Budden said he only saw one way to resolve their differences.

"Everybody worried about my well-being, I'm all right," Joey promised. "I think @RaekwonIceWater forgot where we were. We were in LA, for the people that don't know the relevance there, my n*gga Crooked is from LA. So needless to say, the playing field evened out a little bit within an hour...So when the playing field got evened out, n*ggas from that camp over there -- wanted to know what they could do to resolve this situation. There's really no resolving this situation because I got hit in the face, well, almost hit in the face...This whole situation could go away with a square dance...A square dance is when two n*ggas square up [and] square off...N*gga told us he ain't wanna square dance. He ain't had a square dance in 30 years. Which first off, how the f*ck old do that make you? And number two, why not? This is the same n*gga on the f*cking blogs talking about 'Joe Budden is soft,' 'Joe Budden look like he called the cops,' and he don't wanna square dance with me...It's either a square dance or no comment at all...I need the fans to urge this n*gga..Ask the n*gga why he don't wanna square dance." (YouTube)

He also gave fans Raekwon's Twitter page in hopes of persuading the rapper to face-off against him.

"n*ggaz lookin like Larry Holmes.....," Joe wrote via his YouTube page. "lets keep the street sh*t in the street, but as rappers, i think its important 2 stand behind your words... please fans, help @raekwonicewater stand behind his." (Chea 201)

Budden made headlines over the weekend after being assaulted by Raekwon's entourage back stage during a Rock the Bells performance.

"It was such a sucker punch," Budden said in a live broadcast. "Rae didn't punch me. For the people just joining us that would like to know what happened...I'm trying to figure out how this could happen...Just need to let n*ggas know, that I'm all right. I know how the Internet is. It moves 20 times faster than real life...It's gonna look like some other crazy sh*t that didn't take place, I must really love you guys...Them n*ggas came in here like Storm Troopers and sh*t. They made a grand entrance...They asked me a whole bunch of questions that they didn't want to know the answers was like an interview gone wrong. My whole thing is, I would have had the most utmost respect for that n*gga if he would have been like, 'Eh, take a walk with me.' I just don't really know how these guys think they can do a show right after. How you gonna perform after that?...Now it's not Slaughterhouse versus Wu-Tang, it's definitely not that. It takes that leverage away. I'm definitely sexy still." (Blog TV)

Rock the Bells founder Chang Weisberg initially said he thought both Budden and Raekwon had squashed their issues.

"It was heated,? he said in an interview, "People were not feeling some situations and at the end of the day sometimes the best action is no action at least in L.A. But in San Francisco, yes, everybody got in a room, there were a lot of discussions and were able to keep it moving. I don?t believe they?ll be any more issues moving forward." (XXLMag)

Check out Joe Budden's peace offering below:

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