French Montana finally addresses the recent controversy regarding Drake’s alleged Joe Budden diss on his new single, “No Shopping”.
During a sit down on Power 105 this week, in support of his upcoming album Mac & Cheese 4, the New York rapper downplayed the situation… essentially saying there’s not even a Budden diss on the song.
“Honestly, I don’t even think Joe Budden name came up,” French said. “I don’t think we was… [Drake] never spoke to me about dissing him or nothing. We was in the studio, we shot the video… we did everything.”
“I just think, it’s a French Montana moment, than anybody else trying to come and take… you know what I’m saying,” he continued. “It was a great record. To me, I don’t think… if anything, he just said a line off a song that was big. I don’t think Joe Budden only had one joint. I think he had a couple… he had a nice little run. I don’t get it.”
If you haven’t been following, French teased a snippet of “No Shopping” months ago, and on it, Drake references Joe Budden’s 2003 hit, “Pump It Up”, before saying he’s no one-hit wonder. After hearing it, Joe Budden waited, but became impatient… and delivered two diss tracks and threw shots online at Drake. Then, French finally dropped the track this week, and Joe followed with yet another diss track.
Now, it’s unclear where things go from here, especially now that French says it wasn’t even a diss in the first place.
What do you think?