Over the past few weeks, Drake has been trying his best to brush off Kendrick Lamar’s rap challenge in the infamous “Control” verse that rocked Hip Hop, but Kendrick is proving that he’s not going out without a fight. Last weekend, while participating in a BET Hip Hop Awards cypher, K. Dot took another jab at Drake when he spit the line:
Yeah…and nothing’s been the same since they dropped “Control”Kendrick’s verse comes on the heels of the release of Drake’s Nothing Was The Same album (which he references in the freestyle) and Drake’s interview with Angie Martinez, where he revealed that he had lost some respect for Kendrick after he dropped “Control.” Drake told Angie:
And tucked a sensitive rapper back in his pajama clothes
Ha-ha joke’s on you, high-five, I’m bulletproof
Your s–ts a never penetrate
pin the tail on the donkey
boy you been a fake….
It just wasn’t real to me. I saw him after that and it was just love, so was that real or was it just for the people? At the same time it’s like, let it be real ’cause those were harsh words. You can’t just say that and then see me like, ‘Hey man, what’s up?,’ pretending like nothing ever happened. That’s not real. To me, that’s not the nature of battling. There’s passion behind it. There’s anger behind it. I personally enjoy making great music and bodies of work over being the talk of Twitter for five days.Meanwhile, people have been going in on Drake for not wanting to battle with Kendrick but will it hurt or help Drake at this point? He seems to have his eyes on a bigger prize, which is to defeat “The Throne.” [Jay and Kanye.]
It was unexpected. In working your way up and sort of building relationships, I wouldn’t expect you to throw all the relationships out the door for the sake of being the talk of the Internet for 10 days. People don’t even care about it anymore. Now, especially this week, they’re moving on. I don’t know if it was worth it. There’s a lot of people that were mentioned that I feel like can’t really go back and f–k with that guy.[...] I think the verse was great.
This week he celebrated his third consecutive #1 album in the country after Nothing Was the Same pushed 658,000 units. It’s the second highest grossing album this year coming behind Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience, which brought in 968,000.
Peep the snippet of Kendrick coming for Drake below:
Make sure to tune in to the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday, October 15 at 8 p.m. EST to see the rest of the Cyphers.