Eminem and Joe Budden. Pictures: Bang Showbiz and Instagram

Joe Budden says Eminem isn't worth coming out of retirement for despite his diss track.

The hip hop veteran came under fire on Slim Shady's latest record 'Kamikaze' and now he's insisted he won't be heading back into the studio to have his say.

Speaking to Hip-Hop-DX, he said: "Yeah, no. I don't think it contradicts my retirement. 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."

Eminem, 45, raps on 'Fall': "Somebody tell Budden before I snap, he better fasten it or have his body baggage zipped. The closest thing he's had to hits is smackin' b****es."

The 38-year-old star announced his retirement as a solo artist in 2017 but still remained a member of Slaughterhouse - who are signed to Eminem's Shady Records - until earlier this year when he confirmed he was taking a step back from his career as a rapper.

The 'Pump It Up' hitmaker added: "I don't feel like anybody really deserves that. When Joe Budden was 'relevant' he just had that passion. Nobody said anything to Joe Budden.

"So today, those same rules apply. When I am under attack now because we are not so irrelevant. I have to seek what the motives are to do that.

"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."

While Remy Ma and 50 Cent have both hit out at Budden for his lack of response to Eminem's digs, the star insisted his "focus is elsewhere" at the moment.

He explained: "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!"