Enough with the subliminals.
“I should have brought Joe Budden up here and let him do ‘Pump It Up’ one time tonight,” Aubrey said onstage in Dallas. “Pump, pump, pump it up. Fuck them n---as.”
Joey, catching wind of the comments, responded Friday morning on Twitter, then deleted it: “He want attention lol.”
Drake’s comments come after a few rounds of jabs between the two — but this was his first time mentioning Budden by name.
Joe criticized Drake’s Views on his podcast in April — stressing that he expected better from Drake because he’s such an incredible artist — then got on the defensive when he saw a clip of Aubrey and French Montana in the studio, with a snippet of Drake rapping, “Pump, pump, pump it up” in the background. Budden took that as a sign that the Young Money rapper was locking in to respond. Before that song, “No Shopping,” even dropped, though, following perceived slights on Drake’s “4PM in Calabasas,” Joey fired off two dis tracks. Then he even wrote him a letter on Instagram. After “No Shopping” hit and it sounded a lot like Drake was taking aim at Joe (though French Montana denied it), he dropped a third.
Drake very rarely mentions any rivals by name, but Budden’s continued jabs were enough to bring him out of his shell.
Drake has used each of the first two nights of his Summer Sixteen tour to address adversaries, with some subliminals at Tory Lanez and Tyga on the opening night preceding the Budden jab. There are dozens of dates left on the tour, and Joe seems to have plenty of ammo in the chamber, so it seems like a safe bet that this one isn't over yet.