Fans of Slaughterhouse have been clamoring for a reunion since KXNG Crooked announced his departure last year. But Joe Budden, one of the group’s core members, has consistently maintained that will never happen.
During the October 12 episode of Budden’s YouTube series Pull Up, he and Freddie Gibbs were chopping it up about career longevity. The ever-outspoken host not only reiterated a reunion wasn’t in the cards, he also revealed he’d once suggested his fellow Slaughterhouse members Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5’9 and Crooked replace him.
“That’s why I ain’t doing it,” Budden said. “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.”
Budden then outlined his initial issues with the group.
“But my fight, with that even, without the extra Eminem bullshit is just ownership,” he explained. “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 niggas 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.”
Slaughtherhouse formed in 2008 and released two studio albums, culminating with 2012’s Welcome To: Our House.
Check out the full episode above.