News: Kendrick Lamar Reacts To J. Cole's Late 'Control' Response: "He Just Did What He Did Best" [Video]

Monday, Dec 16, 2013 11:55AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar has finally offered up a reaction weeks after close pal J. Cole shocked the Internet with a delayed response to his dicey "Control" verse last summer.

Although brief in his response, K. Dot acknowledged hearing Cole's witty response.

"Yup, I definitely texted him. [laughs]," Lamar said when asked for his reaction to Cole's response. "He was in character and he just did what he did best, played off words, man. Yup." (Power 106 FM)

On the "TKO (Black Friday Remix)" record, Cole admitted "Control" was more hype than seriousness on Lamar's part.

"Thought you was a down a** b*tch/ /'Til I found that sh*t a couple days ago /I was home alone, next thing I know /That long ass verse from a song called "Control" was on /The room got nearer, the tomb got clearer /That's when I seen the sh*t playin' on your phone /Girl, what is that? A ringtone? Sh*t, not you too /Man that hype done got you too" ("TKO (Black Friday Remix)")

The North Carolina native also revealed his mother took note of the buzz "Control" created.

"Everybody and their momma gassed /Even my momma asked what I'mma do /Decisions, decisions /In case this is war, then I load up on all ammunition /If a n*gga want problems, my trigger's on auto /I'll make sure that nobody miss him /Now pack up your sh*t, you don't believe in me" ("TKO (Black Friday Remix)")

"Rap God" Eminem spoke on K. Dot's "Control" controversy a few weeks ago.

"I don't know if he needs advice. He seems like he's got a really good head on his shoulders, man. He's very smart and you can tell by the way he put his album together for one. He's like a hip-hop head, man, he just loves hip-hop. And obviously the way that he did the "Control" verse, it was almost like if you get mad at him, then you might look foolish. He set it up so that you can't really get mad at a lot of that shit he said because it was what every other MC is already thinking. Or you should be thinking." (Rolling Stone)
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