French Montana and Drake were thinking about “drinking and having fun” when they recorded “No Shopping,” dismissing claims they were taking aim at Joe Budden in the record.
The 31-year-old rapper released his new single over the weekend, which features Drake on a verse, and many listeners have said it sounded like there were subliminals aimed at Joe Budden. But French says that couldn’t be further from the truth. He told MTV News, “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 … [We were thinking about] 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.”
This isn’t the first time French and Drake have worked together – last collaborating on “Pop That” – and they loved teaming up again. French added, “Me and him were supposed to do a track since ‘Pop That.’ We both had busy schedules – he was finishing up his album, I was working on a movie and just trying to finish my album. So the time just presented itself … We was both in New York. He actually had the song done for me. I had another song I wanted him on, but he had this one done already, and I was like, once I heard it, I was like, ‘Alright, cool, you’re making my job easy … You’re not so bad with picking hits.'”