OVO Sound boss Drake has people wondering what’s really good between himself and former rap rival Joe Budden. Drizzy lit up social media this week with a shot of the former “Everyday Struggle” co-host but left zip-zero context for the motivation behind his post.
Drake Randomly Targets Former Rival Joe Budden
Drizzy hit up his Instagram page to share a random shot of Joey. The pic is blurry, most likely a throwback and either a trolling moment or inside gag.
The Joe Budden Viral Moment
In July 2020, Budden hit up his social media pages to recall the epic moment when he went viral for chasing some rowdy Drake fans after getting approached by them at his crib. Budden shared some context and details behind becoming an Internet legend off his raw emotions and now-defunct Drizzy feud.
“4 years ago today i chased a car down with rocks in my hand to have a talk with some enthusiastic Drake fans…. For those of you too young to know, i am a f*cking internet legend and shall be respected as such. Toast to me. 😂 (and i caught the car, Chuck Norris WHO!?!)”
The Joe Budden Versus Drake Era
In a February 2018 interview, Budden’s longtime friend and producer AraabMuzik said Joe didn’t waste any time and poured straight ether into Drake battle songs like “Making A Murderer.”
“I mean I don’t care — it’s whatever, but it was kind of just benefiting him. I just gave him the tracks,” Araab said when asked about his take on Joe dissing Drake. “It didn’t really shake any cages. The other diss came about because he heard that a lot of people knew about “No Shopping” with French Montana and Drake had that line. … [Joe Budden] was on a thousand, he was not sleeping. I don’t know if he took seventeen Adderall. [Joe Budden] was on something that was not from here. I don’t know what planet it was shipped from, he must’ve ordered that pill in 2000 for it to come now. [Joe Budden] was wilding out and going in. [Joe Budden] must’ve had this planned for centuries.” (Billboard)
Going Way Back
In summer 2016, Joe talked about putting an end to his short-lived Drake feud. The comments came around the same time he went viral for chasing after the Drizzy fanatics.
“He’s very insecure,” Budden said. “If I’m Drake, I’ve built my entire empire off said insecurity. So why would I want to get rid of it? I wouldn’t. That’s exactly why I stopped dissing him. It was pointless.”