Joe Budden Attacked By Raekwon’s Camp, Mickey Factz Gives Eyewitness Account
The ongoing feud between Joe Budden and Wu-Tang is far from over. Last night (August 8) during the L.A. stop on the Rock the Bells tour Budden was attacked by members of Raekwon’s Ice Water crew.
Both Slaughterhouse and Rae are on RTB’s Paid Dues stage as part of the international concert series, and before the Staten Island vet performed his set, an altercation occurred backstage between the two parties. Budden said he was punched on the side of his eye and his shoulder by one of Rae’s associates.
As Mickey Factz tells it, Budden – who is known for his extensive video presence online with his JoeBuddenTV series – was broadcasting live on his video channel when, acompanied by an entourage, the Chef came into his room and confronted him.
“Rae came in on some peaceful shit at first,” The XXL Freshman alum, who was in the room when it occurred, said in a video clip. “He dapped everybody…Took a seat, and when he took a seat everything just changed…He wanted to talk about this video that everyone seen me in with Joe Budden…The video was almost a month ago, it happened on the 18th [of July] in Boston. And they just came in and they was inquiring about, not the apology, they was inquiring about after what happened, when he was saying ‘if anybody else got any problems come and holler at me.’ So I’m holding the camera while [Ice Water was] taping, and next thing you know, I didn’t even see the punch I just heard it. I heard a punch…it wasn’t Rae who did it. There was six of them and they were just asking us questions about the date after that [video]. Prove to us that this was before Jones Beach.”
As previously reported, Budden and Method Man had a face-to-face sit down at the Jones Beach show in New York last month, where they reportedly squashed any beef, concerning statements Joe made about Meth.
Rae was reportedly asking about this specific comment Budden said on camera: “Now, I’m done talking about the entire Method Man, Slaughterhouse, Wu-Tang, everything. Joe Budden is wiping his hands clean of it…from this point forward, if anyone of them niggas say something to me that I do not like, or if any one of them niggas say my name in a negative light, the peace treaty is fucking over, and the no comment movement is over…Method Man, I apologize. My bad I was wrong it was in bad taste and you don’t have to worry about that again… anybody else associated with that nigga, affiliated with that nigga or anybody who just feels like my name can just roll out of their fucking mouth…do it from this point on, and it won’t be nothing Royce or Crook, none of them niggas can do to stop what I’m doing.”
Rae apparently confronted Budden in order to get him apologize on camera to post on IceWaterTV. And Budden says he felt no other option but to admit regret. “Why did I apologize? Cause I was outnumbered eight to one and they asked for one so I figured it was the smart thing to do at the time,” Budden later explained on his BlogTV channel holding ice to his face.
Later on, a representative for RTB interrupted Joe’s recording and said Rae didn’t mean for the confrontation to get physical. He said the Chef told him, “‘Yo, on my children, no one was supposed to get touched, dude got jumpy, touched him, shouldn’ta happened, that was not his intention.’”
As of press time Rae has not released the video footage to the public. Neither the Wu-Tang rapper, Joe Budden or Slaughterhouse answered requests for comment.
Rock the Bells is scheduled to make a stop in San Fransisco tonight.
Stay tuned to XXLMag.com as the story develops. –Elan Mancini