Swae Lee Responds to Joe Budden's Criticism of His Drake Collab "Won't Be Late"

Joshua Espinoza

Joe Budden wasn't too impressed with Swae Lee's most recent tracks.

During an episode of his eponymous podcast the week, Budden criticized Swae's "Won't Be Late" record featuring Drake, claiming it was unoriginal and way too similar to Swae's "Unforgettable" cut with French Montana.

"I cannot believe these n***as gave us an Afrobeat," Budden said about the Drizzy-assisted song. "[...] If there's two people that know that we don't any anymore Afrobeats from them, it's [Swae and Drake]."

Co-host Mal admitted that the song was predictable, but still good. Budden disagreed.

"Now people think that I'm just the contrarian guy," Budden said. "... It's not a good record. Are we in 2015? When did Drake's fuckin' Afrobeats record come out? ... This is pure laziness. This is laziness ... You've heard this song 90 times."

He continued: "When do we forced the creatives to be creative, as consumers? ... I don't think this is a good beat. I don't think these that lyrics are good. I don't think this hook is good. I think he was relying on Drake to come save it, but he ain't like that shit neither, so he gave you that bullshit he gave you ... this is horrible."