Joe Budden wasn’t having it.
The New Jersey rapper walked out of his interview with Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning Friday (Aug. 12) when the line of questioning turned awkward.
Ebro started out asking Budden about the Drake beef, and after replying “Who cares?” he went on to detail the root of their drama.
As Budden explained it, the rift likely started over his critique of the Views album. Drake then retaliated with a presumed diss on French Montana’s “No Shopping” single.
Budden heard a snippet of the track months before it was released. “They put a clip on Instagram and Snap with just that ‘pump it up’ part,” said Budden. “That was like May 13th, or something like that… I wanted to hear the record and when I heard the record it was on.”
To his credit, Budden played along for a while, answering tons of Drake questions before being confronted about firing his Would You Like A Podcast co-host, Marissa Mendez.
“I didn’t know this would be an utter complete waste of time,” Budden said.
Peep Budden’s full interview below (speed up to the 39:00 mark to watch him walk out).