Crooked went to his Instagram Live this week and didn’t hold back on addressing Budden’s now-viral podcast going at Slim Shady.
“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.”
This week, Budden publicly shared his issues with Em and notably his lack of 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.”
On Em’s new “Fall” record, he goes directly at Budden and makes reference to past domestic violence instances.
“Somebody tell Budden before I snap, he better fasten it/Or have his body bag get zipped/The closest thing he’s had to hits is smackin’ b*tches/And don’t make me have to give it back to Akademiks/Say this sh*t is trash again, I’ll have you twisted/Like you had it when you thought you had me slippin’ at the telly” (“Fall”)
Producer Mr. Porter believes Em is going to inevitably respond to Machine Gun Kelly‘s “Rap Devil” battle record.
“Right now, he in there working. We doing something else right now, but trust me, we’ll get to it. I’ll tell you this: I wouldn’t wanna be him. It’s great that you took that opportunity and did that, hey, kudos to you, good for you. The one thing that I’m worried about – you remember when [Marvel Cinematic Universe character] Thanos threw that whole planet at Iron Man?” (Skoglund16 TV)