Joe Budden recently discussed his long-standing feud with Drake on JBTV After Hours on X (formerly Twitter) Spaces. Known for his outspoken nature, Budden made some bold claims, suggesting he played a crucial role in Kendrick Lamar’s recent victory over Drake.

Budden acknowledged that his comments might seem narcissistic, but he insisted that no single person could defeat Drake alone. Instead, he claimed to have “passed the baton” to Pusha T, who then handed it off to Kendrick Lamar. According to Budden, this collective effort led to Drake’s downfall.

The comments sparked a heated debate on social media, with many Drake fans defending the rapper’s continued success. One popular response noted that Drake has something none of his opponents have: a strong connection to women and pop culture. Others echoed similar sentiments, emphasizing that Drake’s popularity extends beyond rap battles to his broader influence in the music industry.