This past weekend, battle rappers united for the long anticipated “Total Slaughter” event. For the main event, Joe Budden went against Hollow Da Don. During the third round, Joe was trying to get some bars out when the crowd started booing him. He wanted his mic to be cut off and said he’s done. Everyone was shocked and didn’t quite understand why the Mood Gawd would do that. However, there was a method behind his madness!
“It didn’t get to me mentally at all, which is the thing,” Joey said. “In my profession, you don’t rap over boos. It’s like Rapper 101 to know that if you at a show and n***as is booing, ‘Ya’ll, go ahead and boo. I got paid already.’ I’m either gonna wait for ya’ll to stop or I’m getting the f**k outta here. But in battle rap it’s very different. You gotta deal with it. You gotta rap over it. You can’t let it look like it is affecting you. It wasn’t that I was mad they was booing. I don’t give a f**k about boos. But my thing in my head was, ‘My mic is already bad and I really do have some shit in this third if I could just get it out.’ I can’t fight a bad mic and a million people booing. But once you threaten people that are booing, they’re just gonna boo more. That’s exactly what happened.” WELP FOLKS, there you have it! Still #TeamBudden all day everyday.