Top Dawg Entertainment’s Jay Rock has stepped forward to defend labelmate Kendrick Lamar following a shot fired at him from rap star Wale this week.

Jay name-dropped the Washington, DC native and questioned his status in Maybach Music Group on Twitter Monday (December 7).

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Check out what Wale said about Kendrick Lamar on the next page…

Wale revealed his strained relationship with Kendrick on social media Monday (December 7).

@wale speaking on @kendricklamar… ? #Wale #kendricklamar #grammyawards

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K. Dot landed 11 nominations Monday (December 7) for the 2016 Grammy Awards.