In December, during an episode of Everyday Struggle, Joe Budden berated Eminem’s song “Untouchable”, calling it “one of the worst records he ever heard,” and alleged Eminem of exploiting the black man’s plight for sales.
On Tuesday, Royce da 5’9” appeared on Rap Radar, where he discussed Budden and Em’s quarrel. “It goes back to the dignity thing, the loyalty. I can say I don’t like every single Eminem song that ever came out, and I’m entitled to that opinion…but there’s such thing as going past the realm of what your opinion is, and making it so that you’re trying to sway people’s judgement.”
Royce also spoke on relationships between artists, and how having mutual respect for one another is implied. “I thought if anybody [Joe] would understand how important it is to walk eggshells around each other’s art—it’s just how we do. The thing that he said that I really didn’t like was something along the lines about them using the plight of black people to sell a record. That was a little crazy to me ’cause he knows Marshall personally. He’s been in the studio with him.” Watch it below:
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Budden responded to Royce’s comments on Wednesday’s episode of The Joe Budden Podcast (around the 1:35:00 mark): “That sounds like he just said, we sugarcoat each other’s shit,” Budden said. He also said that there is NOT any label that helped him for his career, including Shady Records. Watch it below:
Joe Budden Speaks On Royce da 59’s Interview On The Rap Radar Podcast About Eminem pic.twitter.com/Ml9ZA6zgOb
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