Busta, Redman Fume Over Joe Budden Meth Comments

The war of words between Joe Budden and Method Man continues with new commentary from Busta Rhymes, and Redman, Meth’s rap partner. Joe Budden has started significant conversation among the legends of the 90’s, in particular. Upon seeing a listing of the Top 50 rappers as provided by Vibe magazine, the rapper opted to editorialize his views on several. A bulk of it focused on Method Man and his ability to best him lyrically. Redman told Ed Lover of Power 105.1 in New York that he wouldn’t have an problem with engaging Budden lyrically. “I just laughed at it at first. I’m a Jersey dude and he a Jersey dude so he already knows the business,” Redman said. “I know my man [Method Man] got this. If he needs me to step in, I’m in. I’m already in it anyway. Its gonna stay on the rap level too.”Busta Rhymes provided color to Redman’s assessment of the matter with Budden. Busta Rhymes said, “I think it was a great disrespect and he might want to get slapped in his face for it. That’s just how I feel about it. I’m not saying that to be on no pro-violence thing, because that’s not where I’m at with it. I still think that there is a fine line between entertainment and being morally and principally disrespectful.”Joe Budden told AllHipHop.com that he merely meant his challenge from a lyrical and Hip-Hop point of view. “Maybe I was wrong for singling out Method Man, because that derailed my entire argument. Maybe because of the name value,” Budden said. “My argument was a valid argument, but by that time I was on a tangent.”Still, Budden did not back off the graphic nature of his previous remarks even if the terminology was a lyrical metaphor. “That’s how I feel. It’s my opinion and I’m entitled to it,” Budden said. “Its not like I said, I’ll chop his head off and that’s the end of it. I said, “I’ll chop his head off and I’m willing to prove it.”“I would love for him to say ‘I’ll chop his head off’ face to face,” Meth said on the radio.  “He needs to come see me face to face. I don’t want none of that back and forth on the internet.” Like Redman and Busta Rhymes, Meth maintained it was a matter of respect, or lack of. “We already know them lists are garbage. It ain’t have nothing to do with rap…he can say that all he want,” he said “He ain’t got no respect for me. Out of all them dudes on that list – you go for a battle rapper if you a battle rapper.”Method Man & Redman’s Blackout 2 is in stores today.

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