But there were still a few artists who got caught in Shady’s lyrical crosshairs, including Machine Gun Kelly and Joe Budden. And although it’s minimal, Em also sends a tiny shot in Trippie Redd’s direction on the track “Marsh.”
“Then he said kill MCs/Trippie Redd, with pills and lean/Sipping meds in the limousine/Getting head, guillotine,” Em spits.
Now, Trippie is responding to the mention on one of his Instagram Stories.
“Niggas be 50 beefing wit a 15yr old,” he wrote. His sentiment was followed by a peace sign emoji and sleepy face emoji, indicating Trippie is tired of the drama.
Budden also responded to Em’s perceived disses on Music To Be Murdered By during a recent episode of The Joe Budden Podcast.
The track “I Will” reunites Slaughterhouse vets Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5’9 and KXNG Crooked. In addition to Budden being noticeably missing, many people assumed the line, “Your group is off the chain, but you’re the weakest link” is about Budden — but he denied it. He said the line is actually about Lord Jamar, another one of Em’s foes.
“The Em line in that song, when he was tearing Lord Jamar’s ass up on old group flips, that led to ‘Your group is off the chain, but you’re the weakest link,’” he says around the 47-minute mark. “In a song featuring [members of] Slaughterhouse, I could see how that looked like it was about Joe. Joe says it was not.
“That’s about Lord Jamar, obviously, if you listen to the eight bars coming before it. You [listeners can] get your panties out the bunch.”
The former Everyday Struggle host then addressed “Lock It Up” featuring Anderson .Paak in which Eminem raps, “Try’na save at Kroger, so why would I give a fuck about back-stabbin’ Trader Joe for?”
“Trader Joe, Trader Joe, Trader Joe — that’s hurtful,” he says. “[Laughs] That’s not right! [Laughing] That’s offensive, man. Trader Joe? I’m Joe. [Laughs] You’re telling me Joe is a traitor?”
Budden concluded, “The same way I feel like [Eminem] should stop dissing Lord Jamar, he should stop dissing me. [Laughs],” he says. “Hey, whatever we had—that exchange when you did all the [multi-day interview segments with Sway Calloway], and whenever I said whatever I said on the pod’, it a moment in time.
“We had our exchange. It’s over. In 2020, I can’t harbor negativity not only towards one of the best rappers, but somebody I’m not angry at. That’s what I gotta stop doin’. I don’t be mad at the people I come in and kill. There’s no hostility after that.”