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KXNG Crooked Blames Joe Budden for Slaughterhouse Not Being Able to Release New Music

Former Slaughterhouse members KXNG Crooked and Joe Budden's feud continues, as Crooked believes Budden was one of the reasons why the group was unable to release new music back in the day.

Crooked discussed Budden's role in the group's troubles during his appearance on Bootleg Kev. Crooked explained that he was frustrated with Royce da 5'9" because he claimed that Crooked and Joell Ortiz weren't waiting on him or Budden to drop new music.

“Put yourself in the fans shoes for a minute,” he says in the clip below. “You’ve been waiting on one of your favorite groups in the world to drop an album for 10 years. Now behind the scenes, I’ve been taking flights to New York, go talk to Paul Rosenberg. I’ve been taking flights to Detroit, talking to Em, talking to Royce, how can we put this back together? It’s not happened in 10 years. So you’re telling me you want me to wait again and then I saw something where Royce said that we weren’t waiting on anybody… that’s a lie.”

Crooked then took it to the next level by going into what happened in the late 2000s when Slaughterhouse just got their deal with Shady Records and Budden apparently stopped them from releasing music because of a deal he was already signed to.

“Joe was signed to another label and caught up in some paperwork,” Crooked said. “They called over to Shady like, ‘Hey we have him under contract, you have to get a clearance from us to have him appear on the song.’ All of us supposedly free agents to sign this deal with Shady, and come to find out Joe was on the paperwork, he said that they forged his signature and that wasn’t him. The group was put on the shelf for a minute while he was fighting amalgam digital label in court, and we were waiting on Joe because we couldn’t move forward, and that took months.”

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