Joe Budden has discussed the circumstances surrounding the breakup of his previous rap trio, Slaughterhouse, and has reportedly admitted that it was his fault. A teaser from Drink Champs’ upcoming interview with Budden, which will be published on Thursday, was posted on Tuesday (March 21). (March 23). The rapper, who has since transitioned to podcasting, addressed the allegations around Slaughterhouse’s dissolution in the video.
The New Jersey native tells hosts N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN in the preview clip: “Come on, give me the blame, I’ll take it. I ruined everything. Everything that you loved, I ruined that shit.”
He reiterated his claim when DJ EFN pressed him to do so, saying, “yes, it was me.” Although it’s not obvious if Budden is being serious in his admission, his words might stir up some controversy if accurate. Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, KXNG Crooked, and Royce Da 5’9″ established the group Slaughterhouse in 2008, and the group has already put out two studio albums. In addition, 2009 saw the group’s self-titled debut release, while Welcome To: Our House was released three years later.
KXNG Crooked declared on Instagram in April 2018 that he was leaving Slaughterhouse but insisted there were no bitter feelings and that it was “all love.” He and Ortiz released a follow-up to their H.A.R.D. EP in 2022, when they went their ways. The EP was titled The Rise and Fall of Slaughterhouse. Not long after the project was launched, Royce and Budden openly disapproved of it.