In a recent response to Joe Budden’s criticism of his latest album, Drake took to social media to express his thoughts. He began by acknowledging Joe Budden’s transition from music to his current endeavors, suggesting that Joe had shifted gears because his new pursuits were more financially rewarding.
Drake went on to caution aspiring artists about taking advice from someone he deemed a “quitter” who switched careers due to financial struggles and a lack of success in the music industry.
Drake painted a picture of Joe Budden as someone who, in his heyday, had audiences donning “dusty Enyce jeans” at his shows while nodding to his music but had since faded into obscurity. He urged young artists not to be swayed by such opinions and emphasized that Joe Budden represented frustration and surrender in the industry. Drake insinuated that Joe had retired from rap not because he had achieved all he could, but rather because it simply wasn’t working out for him.
Furthermore, Drake challenged the notion of “everyone’s entitled to their opinion,” asserting that Joe Budden’s critique was more about projecting self-hate than offering constructive feedback. Drake took pride in the fact that he had achieved what Joe Budden had aspired to do for himself, culminating in a playful comparison between his lavish lifestyle and Joe Budden’s more modest one.