Joe Budden the rapper may not have materialized the way he wanted, but Joe Budden the hip-hop commentator has. Joe as of late has built his brand on providing commentary on current hip-hop events, causing ire amongst hip-hop artists and fans. Budden has always used the younger generation of rappers as his target, criticising their sound and lack of creative evolution. He also had a very public run-in with Lil Yachty this past spring. This reason is probably why Budden infamously walked off the Everyday Struggle interview with the Migos.
The entire debacle launched a cold war between the rap trio and Budden, with Migos head huncho Quavo dissing Budden on his “Ice Tray” track.
“Ice tray, a n***a flooded / If a n***a hatin’ call him Joe Budden (p***y!),”
The Migos and Budden beef has since cooled, but Quavo still has reserved feelings. The Migos was interviewed by Rolling Stone magazine, in which the group was asked about their success. This, of course, led to questions about their rift with Budden and Quavo responded candidly.
“I ain’t never had no beef with Joe Budden!” he says. “I always just been, ‘Fuck him.’ It’s no disrespect when I say, ‘Fuck him.’ It’s not like, ‘Fuck him when I see him, let’s fuck him up.’ It’s like a ‘Fuck him, I’m not bothering him, he ain’t bothering me’ type of fuck. It’s no beef. He’s just a man with bullshit opinions to piss the artists off. And on top of that, he used to be an artist, so he knows what to say to piss us off.”
Budden tweeted last week that Quavo is “his guy” despite him and the Migos turbulent history. Of course, this was before the group’s interview with Rolling Stone was released.
Lord Quavious is my guy. ✊🏽 https://t.co/hmG2vLK6vA
— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) January 18, 2018
For the Migos nevertheless, the main focus is probably on the highly anticipated Culture II release for this Friday. To read their Rolling Stone interview with more on their thoughts on Budden, Cardi B, and their success, click here.