Joe Budden Says Drake Would "Smoke" Childish Gambino

Joe Budden says he'll take Drake over Childish Gambino.

BYCole Blake
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Joe Budden says that Drake would "smoke" Childish Gambino if the recent feud between the two evolves into a battle. However, Budden says he'd prefer the two dueled it out as actors and comedians. He discussed the matchup during a recent episode of his self-titled podcast. The take comes after Drake recently called Gambino's “This is America” "overrated."

“If those two have a parody-off, now I’m in. If they have a skit-off — ’cause they both are talented in that regard,” Budden said on his podcast. “Drake’ll smoke that n***a’s boots. Drake’ll smoke that n***a’s fucking muffin. Watch when he hosted the ESPYs, watch his appearance on SNL, watch his appearance in the Lil Dicky shit, the Chris Brown video.”

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Drake criticized Gambino's "This Is America" after the Atlanta creator revealed to GQ, earlier this year, that the song was originally going to be a diss aimed at Drake. “I had the idea three years before,” he told the outlet in April. “I told [director] Hiro [Murai] the idea, and he’s like, ‘I really want to do that.’ The idea for the song started as a joke. To be completely honest, ‘This is America’ — that was all we had was that line. It started as a Drake diss, to be honest, as like a funny way of doing it. But then I was like, this shit sounds kind of hard though. So I was like, let me play with it.”

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Drake referenced the interview during a performance of his 2011 song "Headlines" during a concert at the United Center. The set featured a digital news ticker with one headline that read “The Overrated And Over Awarded Hit Song ‘This Is America’ Was Originally A Drake Diss Record."

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