Is Royce Da 5′ 9″ Ducking Smoke From The Game?

Is Royce Da 5′ 9″ Ducking Smoke From The Game?

As most Hip Hop heads know by now, Royce Da 5′ 9″ is a highly skilled emcee from Detroit, MI. He recently found himself in the middle of this Rise and Fall of Slaughterhouse saga. Seemingly not wanting to take any particular side, he’s made it clear he is not in support of his ex group members forthcoming album. The album is also coincidently titled, The Rise and Fall of Slaughterhouse.

The aforementioned ex group members are rappers King Crooked and Joell Ortiz. During a recent IG Live session with Royce and another fellow ex Slaughterhouse member, Joe Budden, the release of this upcoming album became the topic.  Joell Ortiz then joined the live. After a brief finger pointing session, Ortiz suggested that the others show their support by listening to the upcoming album. However, this prompted Joe Budden to rebuttal him with, “that album can suck my dick.” Joell replied that he would someday regret those words.

Somehow, superstar rapper Eminem’s name later popped up in the Slaughterhouse chatter. The group signed to Eminem’s Shady records label in 2011. However, after years of album delays, internal disses, and creative differences, the group wanted off the label. It’s been said that Budden vowed to to never do any music with the group as long as they were still signed to Shady.

Is Royce Da 5′ 9″ Ducking?

Fast forward to 2022 and it seems all members are finally ready to step away from the group forever. One thing that is very noticeable is, Joe and Royce seem to have a closer bond with one another. Even in 2018 when Joe started to diss label boss Eminem, who is also responsible for most of Royce’s successes, Royce stood by Joe Budden which shocked many. If that were anyone else coming for Eminem, Royce would’ve immediately taken to the booth or to social media to defend him.

For instance, in late 2020, rapper Benzino sent a tweet co-signing a Lil Pump diss towards Em and Royce wasted no time defending his Detroit counterpart. The two engaged in a vicious back and forth on social media. However, rapper The Game has been going at Eminem’s head for the past week. We haven’t heard a peep from Royce the 5’ 9” in his defense. Is this because The Game is known for engaging in battle rap and does it at a very high level? Benzino isn’t quite known for his lyrical abilities. Is Royce worried that if he speaks up against The Game in Em’s defense he might get 300 bars? It’s not like Royce to sit round and let anyone disrespect Eminem, so why is he not speaking up? I think Royce Vs The Game would be rather interesting! What do you guys think? Are we reaching here?

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