7 times Drake has feuded with other rappers, including Pusha T, Kanye West, and Joe Budden

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  • Drake has a long history of feuding with other rappers.

  • Most recently, he butted heads with Joe Budden after the podcast host criticized his new album "For All the Dogs."

  • Here are all the times the "One Dance" rapper clashed with his peers, including his infamous run-in with Pusha T.

Pusha T

Pusha T is one of Drake's greatest ever rivals.Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Drake and Pusha T first butted heads in 2012 when Pusha released his single "Exodus 23:1" and appeared to call out Drake, Lil Wayne, and the rest of Wayne's Cash Money Entertainment crew.

Since then, the pair have exchanged numerous diss tracks, including Drake's "Tuscan Leather," and, most famously, Pusha's "The Story of Adidon," on which he revealed to the world that Drake had fathered a child with retired porn star Sophie Brussaux.

"You are hiding a child, let that boy come home," rapped Pusha on the 2018 track. Drake confirmed the rumor on his 2018 album "Scorpion."

The same year, Pusha also released "Infrared," where he accused Drake of using a ghostwriter named Quentin Miller to write his songs.

Speaking with Rap Radar in 2019, Drake conceded that he had lost his feud with Pusha.





Meek Mill

Rapper Meek Mill performs live onstage during The Legendary Nights Tour at Jiffy Lube Live on September 17, 2019 in Bristow, Virginia.
Meek Mill and Drake made their peace in 2018.Getty/Brian Stukes

Pusha T wasn't the first rapper to ever accuse Drake of using a ghostwriter.

In 2015, Meek Mill accused Drake of not writing his own verse on their collaboration, "R.I.C.O," which appeared on Meek's album, "Dreams Worth More Than Money."

In a series of since-deleted tweets, Meek said Drake didn't promote the album because he found out about his ghostwriter. He went on to say that he would have pulled "R.I.C.O." from the album had he known earlier.

Drake fired back at Meek with two diss tracks, "Charged Up" and "Back to Back." Meek then shot back with "Wanna Know," which again made references to Drake's alleged ghostwriter Quentin Miller.

The two would continue to exchange disses over the next few years, including on Drake's "Summer Sixteen" and Meek's "War Pain," but made peace in 2018 when Drake brought Meek out on stage to perform at one of his shows in Boston.

"This right here is a long time coming," Drake told the crowd.

Kanye West

Musician Kanye West performs onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West.Getty/Kevin Winter

Once friendly rivals, the relationship between Drake and Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, turned sour in 2018 when rumors began swirling that Ye's ex-wife Kim Kardashian had an affair with the Canadian rapper.

Responding to the rumors in a now-deleted Instagram video, Ye addressed Drake directly and said: "People making rumors or thinking you fucked my wife and you're not saying nothing and carrying it like that, that don't sit well with my spirit."

Drake and Ye then took a series of public shots at one another.

During an appearance on LeBron James' HBO show "The Shop," Drake said he felt betrayed by Ye, because Ye had dropped his eponymous eighth studio album weeks before his own album, "Scorpion."

In a series of tweets, Ye then accused Drake of threatening him and called him a "bully."

To date, the pair still haven't put their feud to bed. Most recently, Drake released the song "Rescue Me," which included an audio sample of Kim talking about divorcing Ye.


Joe Budden

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.
Joe Budden and Drake have been feuding on-and-off for years.Getty/Phillip Faraone

Drake and Joe Budden have sporadically traded blows since 2016 when the "Pump It Up" rapper criticized Drake's fourth studio album, "Views," calling it "uninspired."

Most recently, the pair clashed after Budden trashed Drake's new album, "For All the Dogs."

In a clip shared by DJ Akademiks on Instagram, Budden suggested that Drake was "rapping for children" and that he hadn't matured as an emcee.

"You're going to be 37 years old," he said, adding: "I want to hear adult Drake rapping for adult people."

Drake responded to Budden's criticism in a lengthy Instagram comment under Akademiks' video in which he wrote that the podcast host had "failed at music."

Replying to Drake's comment, Budden wrote, according to a screenshot taken by Akademiks: "You'll grow up sooner or later… Father time is undefeated."





US rapper Common performs onstage during the Global Citizen Festival at Central Park in New York City on September 23, 2023.
Common, real name Lonnie Rashid Lynn.Getty/Angela Weiss.

In 2011, Common released a song called "Sweet" in which he appeared to take a subliminal shot at Drake.

"You ain't motherfucking Frank Sinatra," he rapped.

After Common later confirmed the line was indeed about Drake during an interview on "Sway in the Morning," Drake fired back in a verse on the Rick Ross track "Stay Schemin," accusing Common of coming for him in order to sell records.

Common responded with a remix of "Stay Schemin," on which he called Drake "soft" and "a bitch."

In an interview with VladTV in 2014, Common admitted he started the feud with Drake because of Drake's rumored relationship with his former girlfriend Serena Williams.

"For me, I think it was an emotional thing," the Chicago native said. "The Drake-Serena situation, I ain't know what was going on with that. And I ain't know if he was throwing things, shots at me."


Tyga and Drake were once signed to the same record label.Michael Buckner/Getty

Back in 2014, Drake and Tyga were both signed to the same record label, Young Money Entertainment.

So it came as huge surprise when Tyga decided to take aim at his "The Motto" collaborator.

"I don't like Drake as a person. He's just fake to me," he said in a 2014 interview which was rehashed during a 2016 feature on the artist. "We were forced together and it was kinda like we were forcing relationships together."

Drake responded to Tyga's comments on his 2015 track "6PM In New York."

"It's so childish calling my name on the world stage / You need to act your age and not your girl's age," Drake rapped, referring to Tyga's then-alleged relationship with 17-year-old Kylie Jenner.

In an interview on 106 KMEL the following year, Tyga said he and Drake quashed their beef when they met at one of Kanye West's fashion shows.

"We just chopped it up for a long time about a lot of stuff," he said. "It's all about conversation and communication."



Ludacris performs at Jeeter Day at a Private Residence on November 06, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California.
Ludacris and Drake are on good terms now.Getty/Alberto Rodriguez

Drake isn't often the one who starts his feuds with other rappers, but with Ludacris, he most certainly did.

In an interview with AllHipHop in 2010, Drake accused Luda of copying his one-word rhyme style – known as the "Supa Dupa" flow.

"I hate that rappers picked that flow up," he said. "I wish they had left that for people that know how to use it."

Luda hit back at Drake on his song "Bada Boom."

"Counterfeit rappers say I'm stealing they flows, but I can't steal what you never made up, bitch," he rapped.

After a few more back-and-forths, Luda appeared on "The Breakfast Club" in 2015 and said Drake had apologized to him personally. Then at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, Drake showed some public love to his former foe while collecting an award.

"Ludacris, we haven't always seen eye to eye, but I've always been a big fan of yours and I got a lot of love for you," he said. "I want to let you know that face to face, while I'm still here."

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