Joe Budden fired a number of shots at Drake over the past two weeks, including several diss tracks and podcasts about him. Most of the drama stemmed from a clip French Montana posted on his Instagram of Drake rapping "pump, pump, pump it up," which seemingly referenced Budden's 2003 hit "Pump It Up."

When "No Shopping," the song that the clip was from, finally dropped, it seemed to confirm what Budden had been saying. Drake rapped "I'm not a one-hit wonder, they know all my stuff/You let me turn into the nigga you almost was," and Budden almost immediately fired back on the diss track "Afraid."

Now, French Montana has thrown a curveball into the whole situation by claiming that the track was never about Joe Budden at all. In an interview with MTV News, French said "I don't think we did that record thinking about Joe Budden... It's not that I don't think — I know that for a fact."

This came as a surprise to everyone, considering the track's integral role in the Drake/Budden beef. When asked what it was about, French simply responded "Drinking, having fun, enjoying life, and just making a record about that. I don't think we was in there thinking about anybody. I don't think we ever went in the studio with negative energy, talking about somebody. We just work and have fun."

The assertion is an interesting one, as Drake's verse does seem to be a not-so-subliminal shot Budden's way. One possible scenario is that French Montana just doesn't want the beef to overshadow the track as a whole. We'll have to see if Drake or Joe Budden have anything more to add to the drama.