Joe Budden has no shortage of enemies in the hip-hop world. Being a preeminent hater with a huge platform and a talk show to fill up every day will do that. Still, we didn’t expect this blindside from the Most Likely to Succeed Migo.
Quavo came for Joe on the new Migos track “Ice Tray,” and he came for him hard:
“Ice tray on n–ga, flooded
If a n–ga hatin’, call him Joe Budden (p-ssy)
Coupe outside and it’s press-button
Had that n–ga mad cause your b-tch f–kin'”
Joe responded to the lines on Twitter, wondering why Quavo waited until this particular moment to come for him.
The one-time rapper and current talk show host laughed off the dig before quoting a famous rap beef. “Quavo want smoke? Lol,” he said, before @-ing Quavo and quoting Kanye West’s destruction of Wiz Khalifa and his cool pants.
“@QuavoStuntin i am your OG & you will respect me as such,” he wrote.
Joe also thought it was funny that Quavo took the time to cut an ad-lib track just to diss him.
“N–ga called me p-ssy on the adlib track ,” he said.
The track is just one part of the upcoming Quality Control label compilation and, if the other tracks are half as great, it will be an excellent showcase.
Of course, Migos and the Everyday Struggle crew have had some form of beef since the BET Awards in June. When Budden saw his young co-host DJ Akademiks getting railroaded in an interview, he told him to wrap it up. When he couldn’t get the interview under control, Budden dropped his mic and stormed off. This upset the Migos and they jumped up out of their seats ready to fight the hosts of the show, before producers and security intervened.
Budden later explained his reasoning for bailing on the interview in an episode of The Therapist.
“My ethics and my morals – yet again. I’m not gonna sit there while three young men give me their a– to kiss,” he told the host about the Migos incident. Joe added that he was thinking, “Oh, f-ck these n–gas… It was a false sense of entitlement from these three gentlemen. While my novice co-host and my moderator will sit through it, I will not. I was behind-the-scenes saying ‘Why are we talking to these people?’”
Budden said in other spaces that he’d never seen a good Migos interview and didn’t want to waste time trying to drag a decent conversation out of a group that never seem to engage with their interviewers.
“That was a bit unconventional,” he told Power 103.9. He continued:
“I didn’t want to talk to the Migos. I’ve never seen a good Migos interview. I’m not really guest based on my podcast, not my morning show with Complex, Everyday Struggle, I’m not guest based. And because I’ve been an artist, for me I just know when people come and they sit down and I know all the media training and label answers.”
While pretty much everyone — Joe clearly included — thought the beef was over, it looks like Migos have been lingering on that decision for quite a while. Listen to the track up top and let us know what you think in the comments. As always, don’t forget to SHARE this article.