Joe Budden is no stranger to hip-hop beefs — having his own feud with Drake over the summer — but there is one beef that Budden hopes plays out differently.
On the latest episode of his podcast, Budden spoke about the feud between The Game and Meek Mill but turned his attention to Meek Mill’s new feud with Beanie Sigel. While Sigel had originally chosen Meek Mill’s side in the feud - even appearing on a diss record with him - the Philadelphia rap legend eventually revealed that he had a hand in writing Meek Mill’s diss.
This led to a member from Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers crew assaulting Sigel backstage at a Diddy concert. According to Joe Budden, the attack is exactly what he doesn’t want to see happen in the feud.
“All that Philly s--- between Beans, Meek, Omelly and just that whole camp, I would hope that it’s resolved peacefully,” Budden said during his podcast. “Rap beef all you want. I don’t want to see anybody get shot. I don’t want to see anybody get stabbed. I don’t want to see anybody get hit… If you’re a rapper, you should be aware of what’s happening in your surroundings.”
While Meek has yet to respond to Budden’s latest comments, the two have had their issues in the past. In 2015, Budden made comments about Meek and girlfriend Nicki Minaj, saying, “Meek’s music is too hard to make me look at him with this sappy f--- s---,” he said, referencing photos that show Meek smiling with Minaj.
The beef seemed to die down but started again in 2016 when Budden tweeted, “F--- Meek.” This led to reports of Meek Mill planning a diss against Budden, something Meek denied. While the rapper said he had no diss for Budden, that didn’t stop him from calling Budden out on social media.
“Nobody ain’t tryna come at that shermhead/crackhead Joe Buddens,” wrote Meek on Instagram. “This n---- got the blogs to say I’m about to diss him… He’s infatuated with rapper’s lives.”