Joe Budden has spoken his mind regarding the new Eminem album Revival. And after Em's release of a 2 Chainz-assisted remix of "Chloraseptic" this week, a couple of Eminem's longtime friends, Bizarre and 50 Cent, have lashed out at Budden on social media.
On the "Chloraseptic" remix, Eminem spit a pair of spellbinding verses that, among other things, lashed out against listeners and critics who disliked Revival. "Not as raw as I was, 'Walk on Water' sucks/Bitch, suck my dick/Y'all saw the tracklist and had a fit 'fore you heard it/So you formed your verdict/While you sat with your arms crossed/Did your little reaction videos and talked over songs (chill!)/Nah, dog, y'all sayin' I lost it, your fuckin' marbles are gone," Em rapped.
Many thought the lyrics were aimed at Joe Budden. Budden usually stayed mum on criticizing Eminem, since Em signed his group Slaughterhouse to his label Shady Records. But Budden felt compelled to speak up after the release of Revival single "Untouchable," criticizing the song and the campaign for the album on his Joe Budden Podcast.
On REVOLT TV's This Year Was Dope / Trash, when Charlamagne Tha God listed Eminem as one of the worst rappers of the year, Budden was more forgiving of Em before conceding to some of Charlamagne's points. "I'll put him on the list for a really bad album rollout, and 'Untouchable,'" he said. "...I love Eminem, I'm signed to Eminem. And while I think 'Untouchable' is trash, I'm supporting Eminem. But he is going to go on this list."
Upon release of the "Chloraseptic" remix, Bizarre, a member of Eminem's group D12, told Budden to "never bite the hand [that] feeds you," before adding "keep up that same energy. Don't get quiet now." In response, Budden tweeted that Bizarre hasn't spoken to Em in 10 years, and took further shots before deleting the tweets altogether.
50 Cent has also chimed in, warning Budden that his comments were "a bad idea."
Watch Joe Budden and Charlamagne discuss Eminem in This Year Was Dope / Trash video above, starting at the 53-minute mark.