Joe Budden
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Since unleashing a barrage of Drake diss tracks, Joe Budden has been making his media rounds… and recently, offered further insight into their beef.

In an interview with ESPN Radio’s Be Honest with Cari Champion, the New Jersey rapper recently challenged him to release 25 diss tracks before the “Summer Sixteen Tour” stop at Madison Square Garden next month.

If he does, Drake promised to pay him $10,000 USD.

“For me, there was absolutely zero to say at all. And then, he sent me a very passive aggressive Insta-DM. I didn’t even know how to take it,” Budden explained. “And then, he continued to send them. And then I said, ‘Whoa, okay.’ And that’s why I said I couldn’t tell you that we’re cool today, because it sounded like a man who was very hurt and just didn’t want to talk to Joe or hear from Joe or just that relationship was over. I haven’t spoken to him, so I can’t even begin to even pretend to know where his brain is.”

Budden refused to read the DMs verbatim, but offered a generalization of what was said.

“I’m only not putting it out cause I’m a real n*gga. You just don’t move like that, you don’t screenshot […],” Budden explained. “He started off with, ‘I would like to formally invite you to one of my four Madison Square Garden shows Aug. 4. You and however many people you’d like to bring.’ And after that it said, ‘I bet you can’t release 25 diss records between now and then.’ So then it was the laughing emoji. And then he followed that with, ‘If you can, I will give you $10,000.’ And then LOL and a bunch of exclamation points. I didn’t know how to take that.”

Will Budden drop 20 more disses are coming?

Listen to the full interview below at around the 22-minute mark for Drake talk, but he also addresses the recent run-in with Drake fans outside his home at the beginning.