Slaughterhouse fans have been demanding for a reunion since KXNG Crooked announced his departure last year. But Joe Budden has consistently maintained that it will never happen.
One of the most recent episodes of Budden’s Pull Up series, he and Freddie Gibbs were chatting about career longevity when Joe revealed that he’d once suggested his fellow Slaughterhouse members Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5’9 and Crooked I to replace him.
“We all cared about each other. We loved each other and had each other’s best interest at heart but I hate labels. That’s why I ain’t doing it. I can’t speak for why they’re not doing it. When I suggested that they find probably another rapper to take my place and still put out music, they didn’t think that was the greatest idea, and that was years ago.
“That might’ve changed. But my fight, with that even, without the extra Eminem bullshit is just ownership. I cannot devote this much of my time to a project, eat a fourth from the project, and then it have to go up the chain of command? I gotta make sure all these ni**as are making sure our project do what it gotta do and then we gettin’ the scraps from the bottom? That was my fight. We an independent outfit.”
Listen to the interview below: