It was in early February that Joe Budden and his current Nemesis, Consequence, were scheduled for interview at Hot 97 during the same time frame. This put the two warring emcees in the same space at the same time. Needless to say that was not the best recipe for peace. Joe admits that seeing consequence at the station made him uncomfortable, so he initially left the room.
During a recent interview with ThisIs50, Joe discusses the events of that day and the subsequent video that surfaced revealing the events of that day.
“He had no prior knowledge that I would be up there and I didn’t know that he’d be there,” he said. “But when I saw him, you know I walked out first, but then I was like nah I have to, I have to say something to him.”
Budden, also revealed that he was unaware that the entire ordeal was being recorded and that if the same situation happened again, he would deal with it differently.
“I just wanted to have a conversation with him, face to face about anything that him or his significant other wanted to address to me,” Joe said. “I wasn’t there to fight or make him look away, it wasn’t a setup, cameras, I wasn’t there for that.”
Whether meant to have it all end up on camera, it did, and the fall out behind that video is what led to the discussion of the incident in this particular interview.