Ransom Opens Up About Beef With Joe Budden

Since the release of his project The Proposal with Statik Selektah this past September, underground New Jersey rapper Ransom has been opening up to the media more and more.

And he’s also been ruffling a few feathers.
He received some flack due to a couple bars in his song “Man Alone”
being taken out of context. In the song, he drops a line that sounds like he’s alluding to ghostwriting for Nikki Minaj.

Before Nicki was wearing those crazy wigs / I was doing verses for her just hoping she made it big.

This brought forth an outburst from Minaj, who claimed Ransom was lying and that she rapped better than him. He subsequently cleared up what he meant by the lyrics, but disapproved of Minaj’s decision to make disrespectful comments about him.

“What I meant was, she used to call me to get on her songs,” Ransom said in an interview with TMZ. “I meant that we did verses together. I did verses for her records.”

Widely known for his days with DJ Clue’s Desert Storm label, over the last few years he’s marched to the beat of his own drum, served some prison time, and released a slew of dope projects. And he’s also had a little rap beef.

Ransom’s most prominent lyrical confrontations involved fellow New Jersey native and skilled lyricist Joe Budden. Over the years, the one-time associates and Desert Storm labelmates traded their share of lyrical jabs back and forth. This eventually led to a potentially-fatal altercation that resulted in Ransom doing time behind bars.

In an interview with Vlad TV, Ransom speaks about the origin of his past beef with Budden and the situation that brought forth his incarceration and temporary absence from the rap game.

@Lou4President

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