Joe Budden Asserts He ''Passed the Baton'' to Pusha T and Kendrick Lamar to Defeat Drake

Joe Budden Says Taking Down Drake Was a Team Effort with Pusha T and Kendrick Lamar: ''I passed the baton to Push. I think Push passed the baton to Kendrick''

Joe Budden Takes Credit for Passing the Baton to Kendrick Lamar and Pusha T in Drake Feud

In a recent conversation on the JBTV After Hours show hosted on X (formerly Twitter) Spaces, Joe Budden stirred controversy by claiming a role in the ongoing saga between Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T, and Drake. 

Known for his outspoken nature and past feuds with Drake, Budden reflected on his perceived influence during the unfolding rap battles.

Acknowledging the potential for his statements to be seen as self-centered, Budden asserted:

"I think I passed the baton to Push. I think Push passed the baton to Kendrick and the job is done now. That's how I feel in my head and in my heart."

This declaration from the former rapper turned media personality rekindled discussions about the intricate dynamics of rap rivalries and their lasting impacts on the industry.

Joe Budden Says He Led the Charge Against Drake, Passing the Baton to Pusha T and Kendrick Lamar:

Budden's comments were particularly pointed given his history with Drake, which includes public spats and diss tracks exchanged between the two over the years. 

Notably, Pusha T's 2018 diss track, "The Story of Adidon," aimed at Drake, became a seminal moment in their feud and garnered widespread attention for its personal and biting lyrics.

The notion of "passing the baton" in rap feuds is not uncommon. It underscores the competitive nature of hip-hop where artists often engage in lyrical warfare to assert dominance and defend their reputations. 

Kendrick Lamar, known for his introspective lyricism and cultural impact, has been drawn into various rap beefs throughout his career, although he typically maintains a more reserved demeanor compared to his peers.

As Budden's claims reverberate across social media and within hip-hop circles, they prompt reflection on the complex interplay of ego, competition, and influence within the rap community. 

Whether fans agree with Budden's assessment of his role in Drake's tribulations or view it as a self-serving narrative, his statements underscore the ongoing fascination with rap rivalries and their enduring relevance in shaping contemporary music culture.