Joe Budden Announces Saigon Collaboration For 'Bring Me Down'


By Hillary Crosley, with additional reporting by Sway Calloway

As the Lil' Kim vs. Nicki Minaj battle rages on, Joe Budden is taking steps to squash his beef.

The New Jersey MC stopped by "RapFix Live" on Thursday (December 16) and spoke on his past dust-up with rapper Saigon. Budden even agreed to collaborate with the Yardfather on his new song "Bring Me Down."

"Absolutely," Joe said. "Anytime. 'Bring Me Down,' I love that record."

An unfinished copy of the "Bring Me Down" is currently floating around the web, but producer Just Blaze, who's long championed Sai, is in the process of remixing the track. And Joey's verse will no doubt add fuel to the fire. MTV News caught up with Saigon moments after Joe made his announcement.

"I always thought Joe was dope, even when we were going through our little thing," Saigon said, via phone. "I always thought he was one of the more talented MCs. I look at it like you'd rather have a good guy on your team than play against them. I'm sure Dwayne Wade is happy he could pass the ball to LeBron now, instead of trying to have to block one of those thunderous dunks. The timing is perfect."

Saigon's oft-delayed debut LP The Greatest Story Never Told is slated to hit shelves in February 2011 and this duet would be a welcome teaser for the project. As for what the original disagreement was, Sai took a line Budden spit — "Soon as the wife’s gone they jump on the python/But she don’t know I’m out to hit and run like Saigon" —personally and the two began trading barbs in 2008. Recently, the gentlemen agreed to end their disagreement.

"I think it's good for hip-hop to see two brothers that were duking it out for all this time to make something epic and classic," Sai said.

What do you think of Joe Budden and Saigon putting their differences aside and remixing "Bring Me Down" with a Just Blaze-assisted track? Tweet us at @MTVRapFix or tell us in a comment below!