The feud between Drake and Joe Budden has reached new heights. Pump It Up rapper Budden has been filmed chasing and appearing to threaten two fans of his rap rival when they ambushed the New Jersey rapper at his home.
Earlier in July, Budden, 35, released four diss tracks aimed at Drake, 29, beginning with the six-minute Making A Murderer Part 1. Clearly wanting to antagonise the rapper, the male fans showed up to Budden's house on 25 July and began heckling the musician. In the videos which they filmed and shared online, the men can be seen approaching Budden as he sits in the driveway of his house and he reportedly advises them to leave.
After Budden enters his house, one of the men can be heard shouting "OVO b*****s" in reference to Drake's record label. Budden then emerges from his house and sets after the men in his car before both vehicles eventually pull over to the side of the road. The Slaughterhouse rapper is then seen banging on the window of their car with rocks in his hand before telling them: "If you come on this block again, I'm going to kill one of you little n*****s."
Addressing the incident, which became a viral sensation on social media, Budden later tweeted: "These are some of the greatest memes ever, but I truly hope u kids don't make running up to ppl's homes a thing. It's dangerous."
The rap battle between Drake and Budden has been ongoing for several years. Budden added fuel to their rivalry by releasing a diss track aimed at the Toronto musician titled Making A Murderer Part 1. Lyrics include: "That's thinkin' back to Jay, now let's get back too Drake, both too big to respond to all I have to say/ Still with all their success and all their accolades, the universe makes it so they come right back to me/ Here's a reminder that we go way back."
Watch Joe Budden's incident with two Drake fans:
Clearly with more to get off his chest, Budden went on to release three more diss tracks entitled Wake, Afraid and Just Because. Drake initially remained silent on the feud but finally responded on-stage at his Summer Sixteen tour show in Austin, Texas on 20 July, telling the audience: "We got that good energy going on. I should've brought Joe Budden up here and let him do Pump It Up one time tonight. Pump, pump, pump it up. F**k them n****s, man."
Explaining why he released the diss tracks, Budden told radio host Charlamagne Tha God that he believed Drake was making subliminal comments about him on French Montana's new single No Shopping. Drake raps: "Pump, pump, pump it up/ She got a good head on her, but I pump it up/ I'm not a one-hit wonder, they know all my stuff/ You let me turn into the n***a that you almost was."
In the midst of the rap feud, Drake is touring North America on his Summer Sixteen tour and has announced that a new mixtape is on the way. The One Dance hitmaker told his Kansas City, Missouri audience on 22 July: "When I go and work on this new mixtape and come back to Kansas City and I drop that s**t, I wanna see everybody in this m**********r boy!"