Joe Budden Reveals Drake Abruptly Ghosted Him Following Kendrick Lamar Feud

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Joe Budden and Drake aren't on good terms.

Joe Budden says that Drake, who he'd been in contact with for the last several months, ghosted him following the conclusion of his beef with Kendrick Lamar. Budden voiced his frustration with the move during the latest episode of his podcast over the weekend. “You know the funniest thing about this?” Budden previously said while speaking with DJ Akademiks. “I’ve been talking to this n***a throughout the whole beef."

On the new episode, he remarked: "That n***a ain’t speak to me since that battle ended. He ain’t hit me at all since that battle ended and I don’t like it. I don’t like that. You should keep the same energy.” When a fan shared the two clips on X (formerly Twitter), fans complained about the focus on Drake. "Day 19 of talking about Drake the majority of the show," one user wrote. Another asked: "Yo why are him and Elliot so obsessed lol?"

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 28: Joe Budden attends Jay-Z's 40/40 Club 18th Anniversary celebration at 40/40 Club on August 28, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

The feud has been a dominant topic in hip-hop in recent months. Budden previously picked Lamar as the winner of the beef during a separate episode of his show. “I think [Kendrick] won this off skill. He was much better than Drake the whole way,” he said. “If I’m battling you, I need to have my options ready for all the variables; Drake didn’t. And if you feel that way, then when I was telling you to stop saying that I’m outside looking for the n***a that saying he been outside. All that sh*t he was feeding to [Akademiks], talking about, ‘Oh, it’s been 10 years.’ Nah, nah, nah — you follow it through. Don’t sound like a n***a that’s trying to fight a losing battle!”

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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.