Eminem smacked Joe Budden -- who had criticized his last album Revival while still in the realm of Shady Records -- on the Kamikaze track "The Fall".
Somebody tell Budden before I snap
He better fasten it
Or have his body bag get zipped
The closest thing he’s had to hits
Is smacking bitches," he rapped
When Drake pointed bars at Budden a few years back, he came back with back to back diss track.
But now Joe says he won't be coming out of rap retirement because Eminem's bars didn't inspire him enough to.
“I wouldn’t do it. I wouldn’t do it. I wouldn’t want to dust off the microphone and get in the studio strictly to respond to two bars. I think that would contradict my retirement and all the work that I’ve done up to this point," he told HipHopDx.
"I’m not just going to the studio to give somebody else the benefit of saying ‘Yeah, Joe responded. I’m retired, I mean it," he continued.
“And not for two bars is what I’m saying. I’m an MC at heart still. If somebody decides to, they really want to get out in the street, I’ll meet them in the street. Would have to inspire me to, it would have to think that in retirement somebody with a passion to actually record music has dwindled. My focus is elsewhere. But if I hear something that gets me out of the bed, inspires me to you know, push the pen harder than I have than I’m all for that. I’m down to be inspired!”