News: Drake Tells Kendrick Lamar Step It Up: "If It's Really 'F*ck Everybody,' Then It Needs To Be 'F*ck Everybody' It Can't Just Be Halfway"
Monday, Sep 23, 2013 5:47PM
Young Money's Drake has further delved into the eye-raising bars Kendrick Lamar delivered on Big Sean's "Control" track and questioned K. Dot's true intention by name-dropping rap's biggest names.
According to reports, Drizzy took part in an open discussion with hip-hop journalist Elliott Wilson for his CRWN series in New York last night (September 22).
Last night, Drizzy Drake graced Elliot Wilson's CRWN stage for the first time. Taking place at the NYU Shimmel center, October's very own talked to the packed audience for over 2 hours. He gave away tons of intimate details about the recording of Nothing Was The Same and bits of his personal life. Myspace is set to release the video clips starting on Wednesday, but one particular moment made it's way online already. When YN asked how he really felt about Kendrick's "Control" verse, Drake didn't seemed too moved by K. Dot's lyrics. However, he admitted that they saw each other in person after at the VMAs and it was all love, but in Drake's eyes it doesn't seem like the verse has his complete cosign. (Miss Info TV)
Drake spent a few moments on the buzz Kendrick ignited and why his main objective did not make sense to him.
"That ['Control'] verse was a moment to talk about. Are you listening to it now, though?," he asked, hushing all 850 attendees at NYU's Skirball Center, including Wilson. Drake continued: "He didn't come in there on some wild, 'I'm in New York, fuck everybody.' I almost wish he had come in there on that shit because I kind of lost a little bit of respect for the sentiment of the verse," Drake said. "If it's really 'fuck everybody' then it needs to be 'fuck everybody'. It can't just be halfway." (Miss Info TV)
In a recently released Billboard cover story, the Toronto native downplayed Lamar's line about murdering him lyrically.
"It just sounded like an ambitious thought to me. That's all it was. I know good and well that Kendrick's not murdering me, at all, in any platform. So when that day presents itself, I guess we can revisit the topic." (Billboard)
When Kendrick finally came forward to address the track, he denied wanting to spark a West Coast versus East Coast rivalry from the "Control" bars.
"I feel as though there are certain cats that are going to take it to the next level and make it a rivalry thing. That's old school homie. Nobody's trying to do that. We're black men out here trying to uplift the culture. My first sold-out show was in New York. I always looked at that place as a place that respected my lyrics and respected the culture and the birthplace of it. I think the ones that really took it out of context was the people we know want to grab an opportunity just off the fact of the hype of the record, rapping -- a lot of people think it's about talent. That's where they get it wrong, I'm saying I'm the most hungry. I respect the legends of the game. I respect people that have done it before me, people that lost their lives over this. Because of what they laid down, I'm going to try to go that much harder and embrace it and live it. That's the point of the whole verse and what I was trying to convey behind that verse. All the ignorance behind it, kill that noise. It'll never be like that again, with two coasts rivals. Not on my behalf." (Hot 97)