New York rapper Papoose is convinced Kendrick Lamar is still aching over the wrath shot at him via a “Control” remix and said K. Dot is more shook than confident these days.
Asked about Lamar’s BET Cypher, Pap said he believes the West Coast emcee is clearly going at him with the lyrics.
“Yeah, yeah, I was hearing about it a lot, and then when I actually clicked on that, I couldn’t believe that that was what everybody was making a big deal out of,” Pap said in an interview. “Oh, it was comical, man. I laughed. [It was directed at me.] I agree with the people, I looked at the majority and they were saying he was going at me. So I agree with the listeners, I agree with the fans. They say majority rules, so I agree with the majority.” (XXL Mag)
The Brooklyn native also said he believes K. Dot is still recovering from his “Control” remix summer release.
“Oh, more than a nerve, I struck the entire nervous system. He couldn’t sleep at night, when he opened his freezer he’d see my face, when he closed his eyes…[Laughs] I’m just bullsh*tting. But I think that struck a nerve, definitely. It shook the ground up, let’s keep it real–when I dropped my response, it shook the ground up. You got guys who say, “this response or that one,” but come on, man, my “Control” response has over a million views already. I look around at some of the other guys, they got 300,000 or something like that, you know what I mean? There’s no comparison. Come on.” (XXL Mag)
After mounted speculation, a teaser of K. Dot’s BET Cypher rhymes surfaced online this week and showed him appearing to go directly at Young Money’s Drake.
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)
Back in August, Lamar downplayed Pap’s hard-hitting “Control” diss.
“I liked the [King] Los verse,” Lamar said. “Joe Budden did his thing, Joell. A lot of people with different approaches. [Budden] had the facts in his verse, a few things that he felt. Papoose had the comical joint. Los was flipping his words and putting that spunk on it. I think he had the killer thing though. Yeah, Los killed it out of everybody. But the number one joint at the top of the list had to be Chocolate Drop.” (Hot 97)