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Kendrick Lamar Reveals His Thoughts On Drake’s “Nothing Was The Same”

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Drake may be all caught up in his emotions when it comes to ex-BFF Kendrick Lamar, but the reigning King of Hip-Hop says it’s all love between himself and the Canadian rapper. Kendrick Lamar made “Headlines” (pun intended) this summer when he dropped a verse on Big Sean’s “Control,” challenging several rappers to step up their lyrics.

One of the rappers referenced in the tune was Drake, who admitted during several radio interviews that he would not be working with Kendrick in the future because of the verse. “He’ll be alright, even if [his next album] doesn’t feature any of the names he mentioned, which it probably won’t,” Drizzy said during a radio interview. “I’m not really into doing a record with him now.”

Things between the two men were exacerbated during the BET Hip-Hop Awards when Lamar fired another shot at Drake during the TDE Cypher.

“And nothing’s been the same since they dropped ‘Control’ / And tucked a sensitive rapper back in his pajama clothes / Ha, ha, joke’s on you / High five (high fives Schoolboy Q) / I’m bulletproof, your shots’ll never penetrate / Pin the tail on the donkey boy you’ve been a fake / I got my thumb on hip-hop and my foot in the back of your ass / Aftermath get the last laugh.”

During this weekend’s Powerhouse concert in New York, Kendrick was asked about his feud with Drake. “I was having fun rapping,” K.Dot explained. “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, and he’s doing his thing, and he brought in a new generation to this music.”

Maybe Drake will accept K.Dot’s apology and the two can get back to singing over Janet Jackson hooks.

49 Comments

  1. darrel austin

    November 5, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    thats one thing that i hate, a persons who is fake and will betray a friend just for publisity. kendrick lamar was just using drake to get where he needed to go, that just shows how disloyal kendick lamar really is, i lost all respect for kendrick lamar, i dont care if i dont know kendrick lamar as a person, i respect anybody who would betray a friend and are disloyal

    • darrel austin

      November 5, 2013 at 12:13 PM

      * i dont respect ^ (correction)

    • AD

      November 5, 2013 at 4:23 PM

      How is it betrayal? Nigga, this is HIP-HOP. Hip-Hop was birthed on competition. Who was the best MC, the best DJ…c’mon son. Know your facts. This generation doesn’t have a clue about what true Hip-Hop culture is. You’re not betraying anybody by saying you wanna be the best…that’s what it’s all about. If you’re an artist, you gotta go all out. The shit really shouldn’t be taken personal. It should motivate the artists he named to go even harder, and create classic Hip-Hop albums, not bullshit. Some rappers caught feelings when Control dropped, but Kendrick basically is sending the message, “I wanna be a legend in this shit” straight up…and btw, the media got that shit wrong. He only referenced Drake in one or two lines, the rest was aimed at Papoose, I believe.

      • as mongan asoma

        November 6, 2013 at 6:05 AM

        I don’t care if Kendrick was name the best MC at MTV. Ask him how much he has on his bank account versus Drake. Kendrick got nothing, you just can’t sing for glory. There have to be a big bucks. Respect my man DRAKE period

        • sualcalay

          November 6, 2013 at 6:41 AM

          Homie this ain’t about bank accounts…if Hip-Hop was about how much money you’ve got then believe me, white people would’ve invented it. It’s about lyricism and who is the best at it, that’s it!

      • darrel austin

        November 16, 2013 at 11:43 AM

        he dissed drake at the cypher, he said nothing has been the same since they dropped control and sent a sensitive rapper back in his pajama clothes, i know hip hop is like a competitive sport, but you dont diss people that you suppose to be cool with just to be competitive, now i can see if he diss someone that he really wasnt cool with then that whould be different. or if he challenged drake by saying lets give the hiphop fans what they want and battle each other, i think he should of told drake up front what he was gonna do, but he caught drake off guard, and it seem like he attacked drake directly at the cypher

    • Smokey Mike

      November 5, 2013 at 5:06 PM

      i don’t think he is because kendrick never dissed drake he dissed papoose, so i lost respect for you because of how stupid you are.

      • darrel austin

        November 16, 2013 at 9:04 AM

        lol you mad bro, and how can you say you lost respect from me if you dont know me or havent even seen me, you cant lose respect from me if you never even had in the first place, so the next time you wanna call somebody stupid just look in the mirror

        • Detail$

          November 16, 2013 at 8:40 PM

          well i guess you dead, because i got respect for everybody unless you disrespected the goat kendrick or me or something that i love than we good but you just claim yourself unreal.

          • darrel austin

            November 18, 2013 at 11:02 AM

            aww how cute, i like how you defend your wife kendrick lamar, and you calling kendrick the goat HAHAHAHA, thats the funniest thing ive ever heard, eminem is the best rapper alive, do your self a favor and listen to eminems song called rap god, he kills every rapper lyrically

            • Detail$

              November 18, 2013 at 5:28 PM

              Ha eminem, even eminem said kendrick killed him in love game.

    • Affinity4Music

      November 5, 2013 at 7:08 PM

      Drake is talented, but you drake fans are sensitive like eminem fans, a bunch of emo pussies

      • darrel austin

        November 16, 2013 at 7:24 AM

        calling people emo pussies makes you sound like a bitch and somebody filled with hate, all i was just saying is that kendrick is fake and he did drake dirty, oh yea and eminem is the best rapper alive

        • J. Harold

          January 18, 2017 at 11:32 PM

          Kendrick Lamar is way better than Eminem, To Pimp A Butterfly is the best ever Hip-Hop album. You could put Nas’ Illmatic in conversation but King Kendrick still wins.

  2. RR

    November 5, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Drake helped Kendrick Lamar get his name out there a lot more. I didn’t know much about Kendrick til he opened for Drake. After that I really became a fan. Don’t hate on me for saying that I didn’t know about him beforehand but it was the truth. To call someone out like that for publicity is just stupid, especially when they helped you get to where you are now. I won’t like Kendrick has the skills. He is one of the best out right now, but I’m not crazy about his character.

    • AD

      November 5, 2013 at 5:50 PM

      If you were really into the art of Hip-Hop and not what is current, you would’ve known about Kendrick long before Drake so-called “introduced” him. Listen to Kendrick’s song “The Spiteful Chant”, where he raps, “Everybody heard that I fuck with [Dr.] Dre, and they wanna tell me I made it, Nigga I ain’t made shit, if he gave me a handout, i’mma take his wrist and break it…” He was never looking for a handout, and he didn’t call out Drake (and the other 8-10 rappers which y’all refuse to mention) for publicity. He did it for the genre. HIP-HOP. That’s what it’s all about. Nas called out Biggie, and Biggie responded on Kick In The Door, but you ain’t hear his fans crying over it. Stop acting like Drake is the only rapper he called out. Stop beef-riding Drake and learn the facts. You sound soft.

      • as mongan asoma

        November 6, 2013 at 5:58 AM

        Nigga, i know k.Dot after Drizzy’s Marvin room (remix)
        Before that, K.Dot was unknown publicly as did Drake longtime ago.

        • Ash Stevens

          November 6, 2013 at 6:14 AM

          he had a huge following in california for years, dre signed him way before the remix. he would’ve blew up regardless, section 80 was a classic and that came out months before he went on tour with drake or even take care.

        • Detail$

          November 16, 2013 at 8:43 PM

          actually is called Buried Alive Interlude

    • Detail$

      November 16, 2013 at 8:42 PM

      Kendrick started from the bottom with the help of no one but aftermath and TDE.

  3. Old School Wednesday

    November 5, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    Beef is when your moms ain’t safe up in the streets.

    This shit is a bunch of wanna be reporters creating conflict where none exist. Drake, Kendrick, J. Cole, Meek Mills, etc. all want to be legends so they go hard on wax … And then they go home and count their money.

  4. Affinity4Music

    November 5, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    What’s beef?

  5. iedit247

    November 5, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    Charlemagne Tha Fraud needs to be bitched slapped royally. Always trying to stir shit up with Drake to the point that it looks like straight up jealousy now. You can even tell how A$AP & even Kendrick are like not into it when he tries to shade Drizzy. It’s getting pathetic seeing this fool going after someone that really is out if his league. A$AP is straight loyal to Drake & I bet the if Lenard(yah / that’s Charlamagne’s real name) kept pushing’ it – Rocky would have told him to STFU.

    • AD

      November 6, 2013 at 3:36 AM

      You mad bro? That shit was funny to me. Just a joke, relax. Drake fans kill me.

      • iedit247

        November 6, 2013 at 4:34 AM

        Not mad. More annoyed. It’s like we get it dude – you don’t like him but when it becomes an obsession to rip him every single time out – he loses integrity.

        • AD

          November 12, 2013 at 7:42 PM

          That’s true.

  6. lwazi

    November 6, 2013 at 6:47 AM

    I care less about wht all dz shit coz I know Kendrick z d best rapper and drake is just a singer. hw can u even compare!!!

  7. 157nigga

    November 6, 2013 at 6:48 AM

    Kendrick just debut his album,but already crowned a king and that should tell u sum if ur brain do make sense

  8. dicksucker

    November 6, 2013 at 6:49 AM

    y don’t asap just shut the fuck up and go to grab rihannaz weak ass

    • elana

      November 6, 2013 at 7:20 AM

      wow that comment made me laugh

  9. kendrickforeva

    November 6, 2013 at 6:51 AM

    Kendrick is d best in the game ryt now . before him there were no competition and dz talks ,t was just muzc . I SALUTE KENDRICK

  10. watcha say nigga

    November 6, 2013 at 6:53 AM

    KENDRICK just came on ,I mean u cnt compare their networth . but he is a best rapper, just hope drake z taking lessons

  11. Brian

    November 6, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    It was papoose, not drake. Duh

    • Areyoukiddinme

      November 6, 2013 at 3:01 PM

      Exactly^^^

    • gbtnrjsb; ngraj'

      December 31, 2013 at 9:12 PM

      “Nothing been the same” since the dropped control… Drakes album is called “Nothing was the same”, you really think Kendrick would waste time on papoose? You must be a papoose fan.

  12. Areyoukiddinme

    November 6, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Oh my god!! Kendrick and Drake are overrated af. No body cares about Control its so old. Kendrick is the Jeremy Lin of Basketball he blew up and nobody cares now! Drake is a singer. Smh before you write an article get the facts STRAIGHT!

    • Detail$

      November 16, 2013 at 8:46 PM

      Kendrick is actually number 1 rapper and probably for the next 15 years.

      • Troi

        November 30, 2013 at 8:21 PM

        What are YOU talkingabout? Drake is number 1. Kendrick is not outselling Drake in ANY way. Not in albums, songs, concerts, tours, endrosements or anything. Drake is THAT nigga.

        • TCUpdater

          December 9, 2013 at 11:26 AM

          What does that have to do with be lyrically better than your opponent/ Same point Kendrick was trying to make with Control. Yeah, they all cool and shit, but at the end of the day, if you’re a rapper in this game, ya bars should always be the best. Not ya endorsements, albums sales, concerts sales, etc. Being hot and being good at what you do are two separate things. Best example, Trinidad James had a hot track…dude cant rap for shit. Am I saying Drake sucks at rapping…no. But in a battle between the two…who would win? Drake cant even freestyle my nigga. There used to be a time when bars meant something in Hip Hop…now it’s all sales, endorsements and chains…

          • Dalon Branch

            October 31, 2014 at 6:19 PM

            Its about impact.Whoever has the most impact for the decade is over is the most important artist.This happened in every decade.There were thousands of rappers out during the 90s,but only a few made a lasting impact and the most noise.Thats what its truly about.Its not about whos the most talented,but rather WHAT YOU DO WITH THE TALENT STRATEGICALLY.

          • Dalon Branch

            October 31, 2014 at 6:29 PM

            Cause unfourtunately,just because YOU and a few individuals LOCALLY or in a small demographics,doesnt mean youll make that same impact on a GLOBAL SCALE.Do you realize that a label has to FUND AN ARTIST?So,what that means is your an INVESTMENT.You have to prove to a label you are of some value for them to put money out for you.Only way to prove that is through sales,endorsements etc.Lyricism is a matter of opinion,sales is a matter of FINANCIAL GAIN AND WORTH.Just because you have talent,doesnt mean that you will be a MUSICAL LEGEND OR STAR.Songwriters are examples of this fact.They are able to write songs that are hits,but they themselves might not have what it takes to be a star.

          • Dalon Branch

            October 31, 2014 at 6:41 PM

            So in a sense, Kendrick is one of the best out TALENT WISE,but currently Drake is a best FINANCIAL INVESTMMENT musically out in the realm of hiphop.

      • paul

        December 5, 2013 at 5:42 AM

        killo ya slef

  13. Hip Hop is dead

    November 6, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Charlemagne threw Kendrick some softball questions –I don’t get it; if you say some grown man statements take responsibility and talk like a real man… Say you don’t like Drake- Say you didn’t like his album… Got damn I miss 50 Cent; had this niqqa been active in the game he woulda ate all these soft niqqas’ food ASVP

  14. Lacquan Murray

    November 7, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    l
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  15. Elliott Latrey Singleton

    November 9, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    drake> kendrick

  16. brendan curry

    December 8, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    kendricks been in the rap game longer than that fag drake, get your shit straight he never got help from that soft bitch.

  17. TCUpdater

    December 9, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    I dont think Lamar saying Drake had another good album was an apology. I think Kendrick couldn’t care less really…just stating facts

  18. Nkanyezi

    January 6, 2014 at 7:59 AM

    My god, Drake fans are sooo sensitive. firstly the control verse wasn’t a diss to nobody. secondly the cypher was a diss to Papoose. Papoose confirms this in one interview. he (K.Dot) just cross references “nothing was the same” line.
    and lastly Drake didn’t make K.Dot famous. he was known long before Drake. Dre knew about Kendrick in the song “ignorance is bliss” which was a long time ago even before section.80

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