After mounted anticipation for Kendrick Lamar‘s full-length BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher, fans had their wishes met after last night’s broadcast of the annual ceremony.
As expected, K. Dot does not hold back on dropping subliminal lines directed toward Young Money’s Drake and more.
Ever since a preview clip of his verse at the BET Hip-Hop Awards surfaced earlier this month, perhaps the most anticipated part of the ceremony has been Kendrick Lamar’s cypher in which he purportedly calls out Drake. Now that the full cypher has aired, it’s clear Lamar pulled no punches in his verse. “Nothing’s been the same since they dropped ‘Control’/ And tucked a sensitive rapper back in his pajama clothes,” the Compton rapper spat. “Your sh*t never penetrates/ Pin the tail on the donkey, boy you been a fake.” In the full two-minute cypher (part of a larger segment with Top Dawg Entertainment), Kendrick established his dominance over the rest of the pack. “I’m the master that masturbated on your favorite emcee,” he rapped shortly after the beginning of his verse after cheers were heard from the ceremony’s crowd. (Billboard)
Not stopping there, Kendrick appears to dig even deeper into the overnight feud with more dicey lyrics.
Other choice lines: “I got my thumb on hip-hop/ And my foot in the back of your ass,” “I spilled blood on my apron cooking this up” and “Hold up, wait a minute/ Your career ain’t sh*t unless you got some Kendrick in it,” the latter of which elicited more cheers from the crowd, before ending the cypher by crowning himself “King Kendrick.” Lamar’s supposed Drake diss comes following his verse on Big Sean‘s “Control,” earlier this year, on which the rapper name-dropped Drake in a long list of emcees for whom he says he has love but is “tryin’ to murder.” (Billboard)
A a teaser of K. Dot’s BET Cypher rhymes surfaced online and suggested he was going directly at his “Poetic Justice” collaborator earlier this month.
The 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards were taped in Atlanta last weekend, and will air on the network in two weeks. One of the most talked about moments during the annual show came from the always entertaining cyphers. TDE shook things up with a lineup of Jay Rock, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, newest signee Isaiah Rashad, and Kendrick Lamar. With his “Control” verse still a hot topic months later, Kendrick used his camera time to cleverly send a jab at Drake. Over Mobb Deep’s “Shook Ones Part. II,” Kendrick raps from a spectators angle using Drizzy’s Nothing Was the Same album title as a base for his verbal attack. “Yeah…and nothing’s been the same since they dropped “Control”/ And tucked a sensitive rapper back in his Pajama Clothes/ Ha-ha jokes on you, high-five…..I’m bulletproof/ Your sh*ts a never penetrate, pin the tail on the donkey boy you been a fake….” Catch the full cypher during the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards when it airs on Tuesday, October 15 at 8 p.m. EST. (Miss Info TV)
Drake recently shared some thoughts 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 ‘f*ck everybody’ then it needs to be ‘f*ck everybody’. It can’t just be halfway.” (Miss Info TV)
Check out Kendrick Lamar’s freestyle: