Jay Electronica and Joe Budden engaged in some lightweight Twitter beef on Tuesday (March 17) after the podcast host roasted Electronica for letting JAY-Z wash him on A Written Testimony. Electronica’s response was, “i never heard your albums bro. may Allah bless your career as a journalist.”
As Twitter exploded with reactions to their exchange, a video surfaced of Budden and Electronica in happier times, proving the Roc Nation artist was once a fan of the Slaughterhouse MC. In the clip, The Breakfast Club co-host Angela Yee interviewed both MCs backstage at Budden’s show.
“I always knew who Joe Budden was, but the first time I ever met him was with Santos,” he said. “He had good energy. But I fucks with him as an MC because he ain’t on no pretend shit. He’s honest about his life … he a real nigga and he don’t give a fuck, so I like that.”
— DOT SMOKE (@DDotOmen) March 17, 2020
The interview is at least nine years old as Yee asked Budden, “Did Slaughterhouse sign to Shady Records yet?” Budden let Electronica answer, “We have a project together that we signed to Shady with,” to which Budden said, “Ooooh, bailed me out. Thanks Jay.”
Slaughterhouse later went on to sign with Eminem’s imprint around 2011.
Electronica finally dropped his debut album last week, 10 years after signing with Roc Nation. The 10-track project features a massive contribution from Hov as well as Travis Scott and The-Dream.
Check it out below.