Joe Budden is finally addressing why he chose to put down the mic during the final round of his rap battle against Hollow Da Don this past weekend at Total Slaughter. Angry Fans Radio caught up with the rapper/reality TV star and he opened up about his loss and why he couldn’t take the boos.
“It didn’t get to me mentally at all, which is the thing,” he 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.”
He also briefly expressed being “disappointed” with microphone issues at the event. According to Joe the issue effected both he and Hollow’s flow during the event.