Joe Budden Upset Rick Ross Unfollowed Drake: ‘That Hurt My Soul

Joe Budden
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 25: Joe Budden speaks onstage at the REVOLT X AT&T 3-Day Summit In Los Angeles – Day 1 at Magic Box on October 25, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for REVOLT)

Joe Budden expressed how upset he is over the rumored feud between Drake and Rick Ross. It stemmed from Ross unfollowing Drake on Instagram. The two rappers, with a history of friendship and collaborations, hit a rough patch after Ross featured on Future and Metro Boomin’s album, “We Don’t Trust You.”

Expressing how upset he is on his podcast, Budden lamented, “That Rick Ross unfollow hurt my soul and spirit. That one hurt.” He emphasized the impact of their potential rift, particularly on their collaborative music. Budden’s concern stems from the possibility of losing out on future collaborations between the two artists.

While the reason behind Ross’s Instagram action remains unclear, speculation among fans suggests a connection to a tweet from Metro Boomin urging people to “pick a side” after the album’s release. The album contains veiled shots at Drake, including a verse from Kendrick Lamar on the song “Like That.”

Ross’s ex-girlfriend, Cristina Mackey, was spotted at a Drake concert soon after their split. She received VIP treatment, fueling speculation.This move was perceived by some as a personal jab at Ross. In response, Ross posted a video of himself listening to Kendrick’s diss verse, hinting at a potential retaliation.

The fallout between Drake and Ross comes as a surprise, given their history of collaborations and mutual support.Even during Drake’s feud with Meek Mill, who’s signed to Ross’s label, Maybach Music Group.

As of now, neither Drake nor Ross has directly addressed the rumors, consequently leaving fans to speculate on the future of their relationship and potential collaborations.