Joe Budden seems still convinced Drake was throwing punches at him in “4PM In Calabasas”. Now, though, it appears the 35-year-old rapper is firing back.
Budden unveiled his collaborative project with araabMUZIK, titled Rage & The Machine, which contains some pretty obvious jabs at Drizzy, “My words ain’t ghostwritten, I ain’t Drake”. The Jersey native can be heard rapping. He later shared the clip on social media with the caption, “Budden Vs Drake Round 1”.
Of course, back in May, Budden criticized the VIEWS album for being uninspired; however, he insisted he was still a fan of Drake. About a week later, French Montana released a video from a studio session with Drake, who could be heard rapping the words “Pump, pump, pump it”.
People quickly pointed out that it could be a reference to Budden’s hit single “Pump It Up”, and began to theorize a Budden diss track was on its way.
Budden did not think this was the case, as proven in an Instagram video clip, “Y’all are so narrow minded. First of all, it’s not a verse coming number one. And if a verse do come, all that means is I inspired him like my goal was anyway”.
Fast forward to June, when Drake dropped “4PM in Calabasas”. After the track was released, Budden went on his podcast to explain why he thought Drizzy was taking subliminal shots at him, maybe Diddy. He also said he had no plans of retaliating, but it is clear he’s had a change of heart.