Royce explained that his answer isn’t a diss to Lupe’s skills, but that the group wouldn’t be Slaughterhouse if Lupe came into the picture. “If anything, that’s elevating Lupe to where he should be. He’s no ‘group replacement guy.’ He’s great. He’s not just an MC, he’s a ‘master.’ So it takes on a completely different form because you have somebody who’s personality traits something totally different, has completely different characteristics outside of the booth and that’s not a replacement to Joe," he said "That’s something completely different. They’re two totally different kinds of rappers and people. So that’s not a swap.”
After hearing about Royce’s response, Lupe jokingly tweeted the Crying Jordan meme and wrote, "Man y’all… @Royceda59 eloquently said hell to the nah to my request to replace @JoeBudden in slaughterhouse…”
In fact, Lupe continued to tweet about Royce’s response all day with different memes and gifs.
The Chicago rapper’s campaign began back in January, when he tweeted, “Yo @joebudden Lemme get yo slaughterhouse spot.”
It appears as if Budden has yet to respond.
Royce released his latest album The Allegory in late February with guest appearances from T.I., CyHi the Prynce, Sy Ari da Kid, and White Gold.