News: Saigon Takes Credit For Joe Budden's Struggles, "He F*cked W/ Me & His Life Ended" [Video]
Tuesday, Sep 8, 2009 11:10AM
New York rapper Saigon has weighed in on Joe Budden and said his former rap rival's struggles with Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon was a result of their previous war of words.
In addition to accepting the blame for other emcees going at Joey, the "Yard Father" also said he was disappointed Budden did not defend himself when allegedly attacked last month.
"You gotta kick a dog while he's down? [laughs]," Saigon said in an interview with Ms. Drama. "You got to kick Joe Budden while he's down? [You're] wrong for that. Joe Budden is going through a -- he's having a hard time...I feel sorry for Joe Budden, word, and he did it to himself. I was the first domino that did this to him. He should have not f*cked with me. He f*cked with me and his life ended. His career, his life, it was a domino effect. The second I did it to him, everybody felt like they could jump on. He regrets it. He got punched in the eye by six people [laughs] and he started apologizing. 'I'm sorry.' I was mad that he didn't fight back after talking about me when I went out like a hero, n*gga, it's six people." (Ms. Drama TV)
MC Shan, known for battle rapping KRS-ONE, called out Budden last week and said he has continued to embarrass himself through live blog broadcasts and for allegedly apologizing after being assaulted by Raekwon's camp.
"If you see Joe Buddens in the street, just slap him in the back of the neck 'cause he's so full of it," Shan said in an interview. "He's trying to use the Internet, there's nothing wrong with it, but when somebody punches you in your eye and puts it on film and makes you apologize, quit. Quit -- most of the time you outnumbered. I would have took the punch in the eye, right, but forget about me apologizing. You already punched me in my eye, picture me apologizing. I better not catch one of y'all by yourself -- Joe Buddens does a show on BlogTV, I used to do shows on BlogTV. You can go on there and watch his videos and see how corny he is. Joe Buddens, I don't care, I'ma see you and if you wanna pop off, that's what it is. But I'ma be by myself, so it's gonna be a one-on-one. So if either one of us get an eye jammie we ain't gonna say the crew did it, n*gga. Understand me? 'Cause I don't like you anyway -- Joe, from your man MC Shan, the battle n*gga, you ain't nobody, relax bro. You made one record." (Street Disciplez Radio)
Budden originally claimed he was assaulted by Raekwon's camp last month backstage at a Rock The Bells concert.
"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 to...it 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)
Earlier this year, Saigon and Budden publicly spoke for the first time about their differences and possibly working together in the studio after releasing various diss records at one another.
"I wouldn't be against [making a record together], tell you the truth that made me go listen to a lot of Joe's stuff I never heard," Sai admitted in an interview last March. "I went back and listened and I was impressed. Son can really spit, for real...My family members were countin' me out." (Angela Yee Shade 45)
Check out Saigon's interview with Ms. Drama below: