Hot 97‘s Ebro got hip-hop fans buzzing this afternoon (Aug. 3) when he suggested that Eminem is readying to enter the beef between Drake and Joe Budden beef. Ebro said that he spoke to Drake and that there are rumors that Em is planning on coming for the OVO star.
“We talked about Joe Budden,” Ebro says. “[Drake] was laughing. “He was laughing. He was like, ‘I gave him a little look…That’s why Joe ain’t put out the DMs. He keeps threatening he’s gonna put out DMs, where I DM’ed him…The reason he ain’t put them out was because I DM’ed him and said, ‘I hope you get well in this tough time, aka you out here strung out on dope or something.’ So he ain’t put that out.’”
“I told Drake that I heard the rumor was Eminem was going to gear up to come after him,” explained Ebro. “He laughed. He was like, ‘That’s not gonna happen.’ He’s like, ‘He’d never do that. And if he did, I got something for him, too.’”
On “Just Because,” Budden alluded to Em trying to get him to curb the Drake diss tracks he’s been dropping lately.
“We heating up, you know the fire marshall in doubt / Irony, irony, I ain’t spoke to Marshall in a while / He said, ‘Budden get your stuff together / You busy ruffling feathers’ / Bound to happen when you target an owl / Now we not enemies, he just gotta bar up now / I’m still on ‘Energy,’ let’s see if he charged up now.
Alongside a few other stars, Eminem and Drake collaborated on “Forever” back in 2009. Em is obviously one of the most celebrated battle rappers in hip-hop history–but would he really enter this feud simply just to show some Shady solidarity? We’ll see.
Check out Ebro’s interview in the video above the story.