In his chat with hip-hop personality Sway Calloway, Em digs deep into explaining his problem with Joe publicly bad-mouthing him.
“Me and Joe Budden, we’re not friends like that. We didn’t go to the same f*cking high school or something. So I get that part. But when I’m out here flying around to different places and doing interview sand trying to use my platform to pump up Slaughterhouse every chance I get and you’re using your platform to f*cking trash me. I’m one of the things that keeps this sh*t moving. You’re doing something, you’ve got a voice in hip-hop so you actually could be affecting the ship a little bit because you don’t owe me nothing. But I’ve never got into a f*cking interview and been like, ‘Joe Budden sh*t is f*cking trash. That last album he put out is f*cking trash.’ So that’s kind of the attitude I took to this whole album, Kamikaze. What if I gave everybody my opinion about them?” (The Kamikaze Interview Part 2)
Slim Shady also talked about Slaughterhouse catching backlash during their time on the label.
“Where we had left it, about two years ago, was everybody came in and some of the guys in the group picked certain beats and some of the guys didn’t feel those beats were like the other beats and it was like definitely enough songs to put an album out but for the most part it wasn’t a complete picture because everybody wasn’t on the same page with what their favorite songs were. So I thought they were going to go back home, regroup and try to make a few more songs. I didn’t hear anything from that and at that point I started getting really deep with Revival. I was recording everyday. So a couple months go by and from what I understand it to be, what I was told, I didn’t hear this first-hand but Joe said ‘Slaughterhouse ain’t hot right now. We don’t have a buzz. We need to put out a mixtape.’ From that point, everybody started branching. Royce went and did his album. PRhyme. Everybody started doing their own solo sh*t so I thought they were just happy with that. They just wanted to work on their own albums for a while and we’d just come back and visit this or whatever. When we made the first Slaughterhouse album, Welcome to Our House, that was another album that I felt like, ‘Holy sh*t. People just literally trashed this. They trashed this album.’ It was a huge f*cking backlash. ‘Nah, this ain’t what we want to hear. It sounds too polished.’ You’re critiquing these guys that are f*cking wordsmiths.” (The Kamikaze Interview Part 2)
This week, D12’s Bizarre and 50 Cent both trolled Budden for dissing Eminem in a podcast.
— SOHH (@sohh) September 12, 2018
LOL – this trolling is getting out of hand tho, Fif! Why are you going at all the East Coast/NY rappers? lol Why can't the South, Midwest or West get it too? 📸 @50cent @Joebudden pic.twitter.com/Hf2hPmVvwE
— SOHH (@sohh) September 12, 2018
A few days ago, West Coast rapper KXNG Crooked addressed Budden calling out Em and wanting out of Slaughterhouse.
“If you wanted to get out of the contract, Joe, all you had to do is sit down and say, ‘Yo, I’m not feeling this contract.’ That’s what we do as businessmen. We’re in a business. All of us signed our name on that agreement. You sit down at the negotiation table with Paul, Em, Shady staff, Slaughterhouse and Slaughterhouse management and say, ‘Yo, I’m not feeling the situation.’ Alright, what’s good. What’s happening? ‘This is what’s wrong with it. I’m not feeling it.’ Then we either try to fix the problems that you’re not feeling if you don’t want to be on there totally and then we figure out how to get to that phase.”
Last week, Budden publicly shared his issues with Em and notably a lack of providing musical content over the past 10 years.
“News flash Em. I heard the album and because I think you don’t really remember all the members that were in the group, I don’t think you really know our history. Let me tell you what Joe Budden has thought this entire time. I’ve been better than you this entire f**king decade. Huh? Can’t say that back then. Can’t say that back then. But in my rapper brain, I’m a content n*gga. You’ve gotta say something. You have not said anything for the better part of a whole f*cking decade. You have rhymed a bunch of words.”