Eminem has been the center of hip-hop conversations lately. After the release of his latest album, Kamikaze, the Detroit-bred rapper has had a flurry of tiffs on all corners of the genre. On one side, his on-wax feud with fellow white rapper Machine Gun Kelly has yielded conversation-starting diss tracks such as MGK’s “Rap Devil” and Em’s subsequent “Killshot.”
While the two tracks were all for entertainment’s sake, barbs from the latter song struck a nerve in the OG corner of the room. Aside from coming for the likes of Ja Rule, Iggy Azalea and others, one of the “KillShot” lyrics indirectly took aim at the infamous East Coast vs. West Coast beef, with Em (jokingly) accused Diddy of being responsible for Tupac’s death. “The day you put out a hit’s the day Diddy admits that he put the hit out that got Pac killed,” he rapped, eventually following up with “I’m just playing Diddy, you know I love you.”
Jay Electronica was one of the first to give Eminem a digital lashing for the sensitive line. “How dare you accuse Diddy of killing Tupac,” he’d said. Now Joe Budden, who also clapped back at Eminem’s “Greatest” diss, says that more heat could be coming his way from Diddy.
According to a new episode of The Joe Budden Podcast, Diddy has heard and, in some way, responded to the lyric. “Nothing to speculate about. Nothing to talk about. Puff said it’s in his hands and he said I can tell ya. That’s the end of that,” Joe said. “He said, ‘Yeah, there’s nothing to say about it. It’s in my hands.’ He’s wild. Period.”
This should be interesting. Listen to the entire conversation below.