Joe Budden Says Drake's "Diplomatic Immunity" Bars Weren't A Diss

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(AllHipHop News) Drake had a lot of people talking when he dropped his Scary Hours EP, partially because of lines perceived to be directed at one of his rivals. Drizzy spits on the "Diplomatic Immunity" record, "Sh-t is complex like short n-ggas round tall ladies. I gotta watch who I’m talking to like it’s all ages. I’ve seen buddin' careers turn to sit around and talk about other careers, judging their peers."

Many observers believed those bars were a subliminal diss aimed at the Complex News show Everyday Struggle and its former host Joe Budden. Somewhat surprisingly, Budden did not take Drake's words as disrespectful.

"Where's this diss? Tell me where the diss is," stated the emcee-turned-pundit on the latest episode of his podcast. "Him saying, 'I’ve seen buddin' careers turn around and start judging other careers' - I mean that shouldn't be a surprise or secret to anybody. He clearly said how he felt about my career on [French Montana's] 'No Shopping' when he said there was promise there and you fell flat on your f-cking face."

Budden went on to say Drake can't lyrically come at him now when the New Jersey native dropped several diss tracks blasting the OVO leader over a year ago. Back in 2016, Joe launched a multi-song assault against Drake which began with "Making A Murderer Pt. 1."

"He can't be asking me to dance two years after a dance," declared Budden. The podcaster added, "I'm no longer dancing. I'm retired from dancing. My feet are done."

Additionally, Budden claimed, at some point, Drake sent him a direct message stating he supported the outspoken commentator. Joe also proposed the "Diplomatic Immunity" lyrics "knowledge from n-ggas who did not contribute to none of this here" were intended for Everyday Struggle co-host DJ Akademiks.

"I don't take sh-t so personally like the other rappers do," said Budden.