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French Montana Talks Drake Dissing Joe Budden On Their 2016 Hit "No Shopping"

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In a new interview with Akademiks, French Montana was asked what he thinks about his good friend Drake dissing other rappers on their collab tracks.

French claimed Drizzy is a "competitor" and pointed to other songs like Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode" where he infamously dragged Kanye.

Akademiks is referring to Drake's verse on "No Shopping," which peaked at #36 on the Hot 100 in 2016.

He seems to send shots at Joe Budden when he shouts out "Pump It Up" – Budden's biggest song from 2003 – and says, "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."

While "No Shopping" was branded as a single from French, he revealed that Drake actually came to him with the beat and his part already done, so he didn't offer any input on the Budden diss. Drizzy also gave French an early taste of "For Free," his catchy song with DJ Khaled.

Recall that Drake and French were planning to add a 5th entry to their playlist of bangers near the end of 2021 for French's album 'They Got Amnesia.' But they agreed to remove the song – titled "Splash Brothers" – in the wake of Travis Scott's deadly Astroworld Festival where Drizzy performed.

"I've spent the past few days trying to wrap my head around this devastating tragedy. ... My heart is broken for the families and friends of those who lost their lives and for anyone suffering," he wrote in November.

French also claimed the song wasn't finished. "I don't expect him to get in the studio and fix the record [after Astroworld]. That would be selfish of me," he said during an interview with Drink Champs.

Later this month, Drake will play his first festival since his surprise appearance at Astroworld. He announced a series of 3 huge shows for "October World Weekend" in Toronto featuring Lil Baby and Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, and the mysterious "All Canadian North Stars."