Joe Budden says his Drake beef is over, at least for now.
“It’s been a non-issue for me,” said Joe. “It’s been dead for me. At this point, it’s the fans and the media that’s keeping this going. I don’t have any more bars for him. Well, I do.”
According to Joe, the feud would have continued. “I had a grand presentation to get to, but he ruined it,” Budden said. “I couldn’t get to the end because he kept DMing me.”
Budden also clarified his intentions with the feud, saying he never wanted to “ruin” the 6 God.
“I didn’t say I would ruin Drake,” he said. “Drake is a superstar, a pop superstar. He has transcended hip-hop. There’s nothing that anybody in hip-hop can do singlehandedly to ruin him. Nobody’s oblivious to that.”
Following the conversation about Drake, talk turned to Joe’s “I’ll Name this Podcast Later” podcast and his firing of co-host Marisa Mendez, who coincidentally works on the Hot 97 morning show as well.
“I don’t care to have this conversation,” he said. “I just want to promote the album.”
As talk turned to a past beef with another co-host Peter Rosenberg, who helped launch the “I’ll Name this Podcast Later” vehicle, Budden grew increasingly agitated with the direction of the interview.
“Next time I come here for an interview, send my manager the talk points,” he said. “I didn’t know that this would be a complete waste of time.”
Then, saying thank you to the team at Hot 97, he walked up and out of the room. See the whole exchange below.