Canadian superstar Drake has responded to Joe Budden's recent criticisms of his music and career trajectory, setting off a heated exchange between the two prominent figures in the hip-hop world.
Budden, known for his frank opinions, had recently taken issue with Drake's music, accusing him of catering primarily to a younger audience while neglecting his older fan base. Drake, famously nicknamed the 6 God, didn't hold back in his response, addressing Budden's remarks with a barrage of pointed comments.
In a social media exchange, Drake accused Budden of being a "failure" who had abandoned music for more financially viable pursuits. He contended that Budden's opinions were rooted in frustration and bitterness, asserting that Budden had retired from rap not out of accomplishment but because it wasn't working for him.
Drake went further, offering advice to fellow artists, encouraging them not to be swayed by negative opinions. He emphasized that Budden's remarks were a manifestation of self-hate and envy, highlighting the stark difference in their lifestyles, with Drake owning a private jet while Budden lives in a modest house.
In response, Budden suggested that Drake needed to mature in his music, echoing a sentiment that the rapper should evolve into addressing more adult themes. He drew a comparison to J. Cole, who has transitioned from "kid shit" to more mature content in his music.
joe budden slandering drake for his verse on the song song with j cole got me crying real tears pic.twitter.com/Rcm5pXB3kh— THE MOB (@RapDose) October 7, 2023
Budden also critiqued Drake's performance on the track First Person Shooter, listing various supposed mistakes made by the Canadian artist, including letting J. Cole rap first, alleged dishonesty about studio collaboration, and misplacing song elements.
The exchange between the two artists has ignited discussions among fans and within the hip-hop community, as they eagerly await further developments in this high-profile clash of words.
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