Joe Budden got involved in controversy the moment he expressed his criticism of Eminem’s latest album Revival during his time on the Every Struggle show. Bizarre and 50 Cent have already taken shots at Budden over his comments and many fans thought that Eminem was addressing Joe Budden on the ‘Chloraseptic’ remix with 2 Chainz & Phresher.
Royce 5’9″ was a recent guest on the Rap Radar podcast where he was asked his opinion on the fellow Slaughterhouse member’s comments and if he went too far with his criticism. Royce was careful with his words but he made it clear that he didn’t agree with the way Joey went about it (watch the clip below). “I think he’s entitled to his opinion just like anybody else,” Royce said. “There is such thing as going past the realm of what your opinion is and making it sound like you’re trying to sway people’s judgement.”
This gave Joe a chance of creating some nice content for his podcast and that he did. In the latest episode of The Joe Budden Podcast released today, the Jersey rapper defends himself in the case and says that Royce probably did not hear enough of Joe’s commentary on the Everyday Struggle show to understand the proper context of it. For our convenience, he even replays some of the clips from the Everyday Struggle show, for his rebuttal.
Another point that he made was that Royce can not bring in the “friendship” angle in this scenario because unlike Royce, Joe really isn’t a friend of Eminem’s. Listen below (starts at 1 hour, 31 minute mark).