REVOLT TV issued a healthy “fuck you” to Eminem earlier this week, not long after his leaked verse from Conway’s July 2019 single “Bang” hit the internet. In the song, Em takes shots at Diddy’s media company and podcast host Joe Budden.
But REVOLT wasn’t finished there. On Wednesday (June 24), the company sent a statement Billboard blasting Shady for his perceived abuse of his guest spot in Hip Hop culture.
“Why does Eminem, someone who is a guest in Black culture, think he can talk down to REVOLT,” the statement reads. “REVOLT is a BLACK media company, owned by a Black entrepreneur, with a majority Black team – that is authentic and real about this.
“With the immediate need for REVOLT to use our platform for the important issues regarding social justice, equality, and ensuring continuing to be the outlet – across ALL OUR PLATFORMS, we’re doing important work. Eminem trying to come for us is an unneeded distraction. It is not OK.”
Eminem then attempted to smooth things out with the company. Following REVOLT’s statement, he fired off a tweet expressing regrets over the lyrics, “Yeah, shout to Puffy Combs, but fuck Revolt/Y’all are like a fucked up remote (Ha-ha)/Now I get it why our button’s broke/’Cause you press him but he don’t do nothing though (Damn it)/’Specially when it comes to punches thrown.”
His tweet read, “I agree with Revolt. This is an unnecessary distraction. I never meant for that verse to be heard, I was heated in the moment and thought better of it and decided to pull it back. Stuff that I never intended to release continues to leak from the huge WeTransfer hack. I don’t have any issues with Revolt. I’d actually welcome the opportunity to work with them on some positive things and turn this in a different direction.”
Budden, who has continually caught Shady’s wrath over the years, also responded to the song. But unlike REVOLT, he didn’t really take offense to it.
“I was prepared to come on here and tell Paul and Em to read the room,” he said on a recent episode of The Joe Budden Podcast. “Now’s not the time for all of that. But this is an old verse. You don’t get offended by old verses.
“And two, I don’t think anybody’s on that right now. I don’t think Em is on that, I don’t think my Slaughterhouse brothers is on that. I don’t think anybody is on that side right this second. I feel safe speaking on that, I won’t tell you why I feel safe speaking on that but I do.”
At this point, it’s unclear where they stand or if REVOLT will take Shady up on his offer to work together in the future.