The Canadian rapper Drake has called Joe Budden a musical failure following the latter’s criticism of the new LP For All the Dogs.
During a new episode of The Joe Budden Podcast, the host ripped into Drake’s new album. “He rappin’ for the children,” he said. “Yo dog, I had to look up how old this n***a was when I finished listening to the album,” he said. “You are 36 [years old]. Your birthday is in 20 days. I Googled that, too. You’re going to be 37 years old. Get the fuck away from some of these younger n***as.”
“I want to hear adult Drake rapping for adult people,” he continued. “He’s rapping for the kids, the streams, the accolades. He ain’t trying to rap for me. I can accept that. I miss the Drake that was rapping for the rappers. I miss the Drake that when he dropped, the rappers hit him. Not these little fuckin’ kids.”
“I don’t give a fuck about you and Kai Cenat, [I know] that’s gon’ sound like hate,” he added. “Go find some n***as your fuckin’ age. Hang out with them. Get some of that sauce. Fuck these kids.”
In response to such prying words, Drake took to Instagram, commenting underneath a post by Akademik: “@joebudden you have failed at music. You left it behind to do what you are doing in this clip cause this is what actually pays your bills.
“For any artist watching this just remember you are watching a failure give their opinion on his idea of a recipe for success…a quitter give their opinion on how to achieve longevity… you switched careers cause the things that pop into your brain had you broke living cheque to cheque and the raps you write had 450 men showing up to your shows in dusty Enyce jeans to screw up their face to Mood Muzik 29 and pretend you are the goat.”
He continued: “pls to any artist that’s doing what they feel is right don’t let these opinions affect your mindset after the fact…this guy is the poster child of frustration and surrendering. You retired and we never hung up your jersey we don’t even remember your number. We know you for doing this…you withdrew from rap not cause you accomplished all you need to it’s cause it wasn’t working for you.
“I never want anybody in the generations to think that the whole ‘everybody’s entitled to their opinion’ is a real thing…this is a man projecting his own self-hate and the fact I did and continue to do everything he wanted to do for himself. If you need it put in simpler terms, I own a 767…he owns a modest house in the 973 and flies first class on special occasions.”
Later that day, Budden replied to Drake’s comment: “@champagnepapi you’ll grow up sooner or later. Father time is undefeated.”
Listen to ‘All the Parties’ from Drake’s new album below.