West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar may spark a flame under Young Money’s Drake after discussing their relationship following some speculated disses shot at one another in the new issue of GQ.
Based on some pulled quotes from the feature, K. Dot makes it known he has no issues with Drizzy but would not be concerned if there were problems.
Following his run-in with Drake at the VMAs, Kendrick is asked if the two are cool now. He said that they’re “Pretty cool,” but added: “I mean, I would be okay if we weren’t.” In the following weeks, Drake would begin to give interviews indicating that he had felt offended by Kendrick’s verse, and Kendrick would go on to respond with his verse at the BET Cypher. In the interview, Kendrick acknowledged that Drake had taken his verse to be a diss, and added that Drake wasn’t a creative influence or role model. “If anything. We all peers.” (Complex)
Last week, Lamar said he had no real gripes with him and felt the Toronto native was very necessary for the new wave in music.
“I was having fun, rapping, man,” K. Dot replied when asked if he took shots at Drake during his TDE cypher. “Yeah. Nah, we we just having fun, you feel what I’m saying? Hip-hop is a sport and people are going to dissect lyrics and that’s what it’s about at the end of the day. I got nothing against Drake. He put out a great album, again, he’s doing his thing. He’s a part of this new generation that’s doing this music, you feel me?” (“The Breakfast Club”)
As expected, K. Dot did not hold back on dropping hard-hitting bars during the BET Hip Hop Awards broadcast this fall.
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)
Drake recently shared some thoughts on the buzz Kendrick ignited with “Control” 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)
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