New footage has surfaced of Joey explaining his disinterest in keeping the Drake feud alive.
“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.”
Recently, Budden’s go-to producer AraabMuzik talked about helping him launch Drizzy diss tracks.
“All of that just happened right there. I already had the beats made obviously. It’s not like I made them on the spot as they had already been done. It was just about picking the right track to do the damage on. Those tracks fit the theme of what was going on. All the diss tracks were all good money. They all got millions of millions of views and they got him the attention.” (HHDX)
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AM also suggested Joe made the right decision by going at the biggest musician out right now.
“We got people looking, we got people wondering, people expecting more and people expecting the album. This is basically everything happening like the right way. Before that, we were just putting things out strategically, but when that whole thing happened, it shifted things. However, it worked for the better as Drake is obviously the biggest artist in the world right now. Why not go that route?” (HHDX)
Last month, Budden revealed Drake hit him up on social media with direct messages and presented him with a $10,000 challenge.
“I won’t tell you what it said verbatim in case I have to put it out. I’m only not putting it out because I’m a real n*gga. So you just don’t move like that. You don’t screenshot men. You just don’t do that. I’m not going to do it with women, I’m not going to do it with men. … He started off with, ‘I would like to formally invite you to one of my four Madison Square Garden shows, August 4th, you and however many people you would like to bring. Period. Right? Then after that it said, ‘Oh, I bet you can’t release 25 diss records between now and then.’ So then it was the laughing emoji and I use that with my friends. So I don’t know if he’s laughing or joking at this point. And then he followed that with, ‘If you can, I will give you $10,000. LOL’ And then it said ‘Joey’ with a bunch of exclamation points.” (ESPN)
Stop InstaDm’ing me & rap nigga. Smh
— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) July 24, 2016