On the track, Budden explains the miscommunication in their relationship.
“Caught up in the he say, she say, blog sites/Him and her broke up, World Star, NahRight,” Budden raps, “Dumb fans, they believe, everything that y’all write — Tell me what am I to do, if I ain’t have a soul a n*gga always had you/Pardon Duke, but I gotta speak candidly, with five years of blood, sweat and tears/But it was obviously a disconnect, we turned that into a disrespect/Since she been holding it inside for years, she’s unhappy so the girl I wanna marry was afraid to come and tap me/So I went away on tour and you went on one of your own/While you was on the horn all day with ol’ boy did you ever think what it would do to your home/What’s his name, where’s he live/What is it he offered, what’s he got to give/I loved you so much that when I caught on to your fibs, I hit you like a man, you wore it in your ribs/I was heated, but had it strong enough to remove the infidelity and see what’s underneath it/Come to find out you felt lied to and cheated, mistreated, and kept it a big secret…” (“Downfall”)
Last night (January 28), Joey explained why he leaked the tell-all track.
“ATT JOE BUDDEN FANS… due 2 sample/content issues i will be unable 2 put 1 of my fav songs, “Downfall” on my upcoming album.. which means..,” he wrote via Twitter. “Joe Budden – “Downfall” http://usershare.net/yldgfj4vnwjc d*mmit that was hard 2 do… that record was special 2 me…produced by @jcardim …. sowwy, lol (Joe Budden’s Twitter)
Budden recently broke up with model/rapper Somaya Reece.
“Because Somaya, I blocked your b*tch a**,” Budden said in a video recording. “I blocked you on my Twitter and as soon as I leave a f*cking Tweet, your f*cking crazy dumb a** sends me a f*cking text. You better stop f*cking stalking me n*gga. Stop f*cking stalking my Twitter feed b*tch. That b*tch is f*cking stalking my Twitter page. That b*tch made a f*cking fake Twitter account…A**hole year is gone — [she] pretended to be really, really, really cool — and then after so long, she revealed her crazy Spanish colors and begin to act like a lunatic and getting out of a five year relationship, why do I want to be with anyone who is a f*cking lunatic? I just left someone who is a f*cking lunatic…I don’t want any beef with motherf*cking Somaya, I don’t want any beef with Gloria Velez, I don’t want any beef with Tahiry, I don’t want any beef with b*tches. Period. I’m off that. It’s a new year, it’s a new year, grow the f*ck up…” (YouTube)
The break-up also caught the attention of Tahiry who poked fun at Reece.
“B*tch, what did you think would happen,” Tahiry asked in a videorecording. “No, seriously. Five years in and he does it to me, do you really think that you’re lending yourself by letting somebody put the battery in your back? I’m supposed to fight everybody — wasn’t you in LA somewhere with the white folks? And now you wanna come — you didn’t go at me, not that I care because I’m fine, I just love to see how it plays and this clown show. I just love to watch how the chips just fall as they should. So again, nothing against you, you should have known better girl. At this point, it is what it is.” (This Is 50)