Kendrick Lamar Disses Drake in BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher [Video]

Rucuss staffOctober 3, 2013

Kendrick Lamar is not done with Drake.

Although Drake has brushed off Lamar’s Control verse, the Compton rapper took the opportunity to call out the Toronto rapper again during the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards cypher. K. Dot made sure he took another jab at Drake.

“Yeah, and nothing’s been the same since they dropped ‘Control’/ And tucked a sensitive rapper back in his pajama clothes,” he raps. “Ha ha, joke’s on you/ High five, I’m bulletproof/ Your shit will never penetrate/ Pin the tail on the donkey/ Boy, you been a fake.”

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Lamar’s verse comes on the hills of the release of Drake’s Nothing Was The Same album, which sold 658,000 copies in its first week. Drake also did a few interviews where he dismissed the MC’s verse as ambitious.

“It just sounded like an ambitious thought to me,” Drake told Billboard. “That’s all it was. I know good and well that Kendrick’s not murdering me, at all, in any platform. So when that day presents itself, I guess we can revisit the topic.”

Drake admitted to Hot 97’s Angie Martinez that he lost some respect for Lamar after the verse.

“It just wasn’t real to me,” he told Martinez. “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.”

Drake added, “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.”

TDE’s full cypher will air during the BET Hip Hop Awards on Oct. 15. Watch a preview of K-Dot’s verse below.


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