Well, it looks like Joe Budden & Drake’s “rap beef” has took a weird turn. According to Budden, in the midst of the exchange of diss songs, Drake recently DM’ed him on the social media site Instagram.
Budden would reveal his DM exchange from Drake when he recently appeared on Cari Champion’s ESPN Podcast. When speaking on the conversation, which Drake initiated, Budden stated, “He started off with ‘I would like to formally invite you to one of my four Madison Square Garden shows, August 4th. You and however many people you’d like to bring,'” he recalled. “Then after that it said, ‘and I bet you can’t release 25 diss records between now and then.'”
Joe Budden would continue by saying “So then it was the laughing emoji. I use that emoji with my friends, so I don’t know if he’s laughing or joking at this point,” he said. “And then he followed that with, ‘If you can, I will give you $10,000 LOL.’ And then it said ‘Joey’ with a bunch of exclamation points. I didn’t know how to take that. That sounds like someone who’s a gentleman. That sounds like someone who isn’t really bothered by any of this, but it also sounds like someone who’s attempting to insult someone.”
Sounds like Drake is toying with Joe Budden at this point, you can listen to him explain the DM exchange between him & Drake below, the conversation starts around the 22 minute mark: