Key lyrics from the song have media outlets trying to connect the dots between Sean and K. Dot.
Early into his “On Everything” verse, Sean tells a mystery detractor (Lamar?) that his Superman-like abilities prevent “shots” from fazing him. Though Sean’s line is open to interpretation regarding potential targets, astute listeners have argued that the “shots” in question include the ones Lamar sent Sean’s direction on “The Heart Part 4” back in March. Later, Sean notes his recent honor of receiving a Roc-A-Fella chain from Jay Z and flips a Nas vs. Jay reference into a warning: Roc-A-Fella chain, but you can still get ethered (Complex)
Back in March, speculation also developed about Lamar dissing Sean on his “Humble” single.
In the song, K-Dot repeatedly uses Big Sean’s “lil bitch” ad-lib throughout the chorus. The “lil bitch” phrase (which could also be a flip on Big Sean’s name) was also featured in the second verse of “The Heart Part 4.” The opening verse of “Humble” also includes the lines: “My left stroke just went viral/Right stroke put lil’ baby in a spiral.” Of course, many people believe the “left stroke” was “The Heart Part 4,” and the right was “Humble,” which confirms Kendrick is going after the same rapper in both songs. (Complex)
Earlier in the year, some sites suggested Lamar went after Drake with his “The Heart Part 4” anthem.
Other websites felt K. Dot clearly took direct aim at Big Sean.
Later on, K. Dot even says, “Hoe, Jay Z Hall of Fame, sit ya punk ass down,” which some think could be a reference to Big Sean’s second album Hall of Fame. Now this is all speculation at the moment, but people also thought that Sean took a couple jabs at K.Dot in his verse on “No More Interviews” last year, rapping “And I can’t lie like I like this shit like I usually do / And I’m just not impressed by you n*ggas rapping fast / Who sound like one big asthma attack but trash when I’m rapping it back / Who you put in your top five and claim they the savior of rap.” (HNHH)