Joe Budden Says Drake Bet Him $10,000 He Couldn’t Drop 25 Diss Tracks
Joe Budden claims money is on the line in his ongoing beef with Drake. The Slaughterhouse member made this revelation during an appearance on ESPN Radio's Be Honest with Cari Champion. Budden said Drake bet him $10,000 that he could not release 25 diss songs before the Summer Sixteen Tour shows at Madison Square Garden take place. He starts talking about it above at around the 24:00 mark.
The New Jersey MC declared the challenge came during a conversation he and Drake had via Instagram direct messages. Budden explained how the discussion was passive aggressive and hard to read.
"He sent me a very passive aggressive Insta-DM," Budden said. "I didn't even know how to take it. 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."
Cari Champion then asked Budden about the exact content of the messages. The veteran MC said he would not share all of it, but did reveal Drake challenged him to release 25 diss tracks for $10,000.
"I won't tell you what they said verbatim in case I have to put it out," he said. "I'm only not putting it out cause I'm a real nigga. You just don't move like that. He started off with, 'I would like to formally invite you to one of my four Madison Square Garden shows. 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."
Budden said as the exchange continued, it became clear Drake was upset wit him and not joking around. Budden seemed particularly bothered by the whole interaction. He asserted that the Drake he's dealing with now is not the same person he used to know.
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