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In case you’ve been under a rock for the past several months, the lyrical hurricane that is Joe Budden has been attempting to hurl Drake off the mountaintop of rap. With a flurry of disses aimed at Drake, Joe has been itching for a response from the Toronto rapper. This past weekend, French Montana finally released his highly-anticipated record “No Shopping,” which aired Drake taking subtle shots at Joe. Interestingly enough though, according to French, Drake wasn’t even dissing Joe…
French speaks on “No Shopping” with MTV
Earlier this week, French Montana spoke with MTV regarding the release of his poignant single “No Shopping.” During the interview, French explained Drake’s writing process and how his verse had nothing to do with Joe Budden at all. “I don’t think we did that record thinking about Joe Budden,” he told MTV News on Monday. “It’s not that I don’t think — I know that for a fact.”
So… what were he and Drake thinking about while creating the record?
“Drinking, having fun, enjoying life and just making a record about that. I don’t think we was in there thinking about anybody. I don’t think we ever went in the studio with negative energy, talking about somebody. We just work and have fun,” explained French.
It’s hard to believe though…
Simply because Drake opened his verse with the following lines:
“Pump, pump, pump it up
She got a good head on her, but I pump it up
I’m not a one hit wonder, they know all my stuff
You let me turn into the n*gga that you almost was.”
The direct shots came at “Pump it Up,” which was Joe Budden’s one and only hit dating back to 2003. Drake spit venom in the wounds mentioning a “one hit wonder,” namely, Joe. It’s hard not to read between the lines.