Last week, Joe Budden released his another episode of his I’ll Name This Podcast Later, where he critiqued Drake’s recent album VIEWS, stating that he feels Drake sounded uninspired throughout the project. Having always been one of Drake’s most vocal supporters, Budden clarified that his stance was coming from the perspective of a fan and friend. The story soon became viral, having many fans and music pundits weighing in.
Earlier this week, Drake paid a visit to French Montana in a New Jersey studio where they were collaborating on some new material. French shared several clips to social media, but one in particular caught the attention of fans. While previewing some new music, Drake can be heard starting his verse with “Pump, pump, pump it” which is the main refrain from Budden’s biggest hit 2003’s “Pump It Up.”
As soon as it was posted, fans quickly assumed that Drake will be firing shots at Budden on the verse. Only time will tell if that is the case but in two clips posted to his Instagram account, Budden can be seen speaking with some associates, discussing the possibility of Drake coming at him in a verse. His friends believe that this is the case, with one stating “There’s no reason for any artist to start a verse with ‘pump, pump it up’ other than I got something to say to you know who.”
Joe quickly shoots down the possibility sharing, “Y’all are so narrow minded. First of all its not a verse coming number one. and if a verse do come all that means is I inspired him like my goal was anyway.”