Joe Budden is rather laid back about this whole Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill situation. In a recent interview with AllHipHop, the Slaughterhouse MC clarified his statements about hip-hop’s new “it” couple, noting that a joke he made on his I’ll Name This Podcast Later show was taken out of proportion. Asserting that he had no ill feelings towards Omeeka’s courtship, Budden discussed his real sentiments toward each rapper.
“I’m a Nicki fan. I’m a fan of Nicki,” he said. “I fuck with her. I’m well documented in saying that I fuck with her. That’s why it was a little disappointing. She’s always come off a bit more well thought out. A bit more intelligent than that.”
While admittedly up to go bar-for-bar with Meek, Budden said that a battle between himself and the MMG spitter is unlikely. He also attributed their brief Twitter exchange to the masses amping up the situation.
“I think Meek eventually understood that it was a joke, but at that point it’s too late that you understand it because we live in a business where public perception is everything,” he said. “If you have a million people in your mentions saying all this f**k sh*t, you take that approach even if you know it is a joke.”
Watch Joe Budden speak his piece on Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill with AllHipHop.