People who were in attendance at the tapping of this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards had been circulating that Kendrick Lamar threw a few more shots at Drake during his cypher performance. Below is a snippet of the full Cypher I’m sure we’ll all see soon.
Everyone automatically assumed that he’s going at Drake, most likely due to fact that he said “sensitive rapper” and most of you believe Drake to be a sensitive rapper. The truth is we can’t really tell who he was going at, not until we see the full joint.
It could be anyone, but at the same time Drake did just recently say he lost some respect for Kendrick so who knows:
“I’m probably like as done as the rest of the world is with that record,” Drake said. “I think it came and it went. And not to discredit it. It was a good moment, but at the end of the day it’s just like—it was one of those sort of like fleeting Twitter frenzies that like—it was cool for what it was. My thing is I like lasting power. I feel like he made a decision, you know what I’m saying? And it was a decision to make. He was like ‘Man, I’m either gonna go for this moment because I know it’s gonna be a big moment or I’m gonna take heed to the fact that I have real relationships and I’m gonna like not do that.’ Cause I’ll be real, I thought of doing that before. I thought ‘Man, it’d be crazy if I just went off on everybody.’ But it’s just kinda like, ‘Ah, where does it really get me? Then what? Then every time I rap people are gonna expect me to be confrontational and when I’m not then it’s not entertaining?’ It’s like it kinda puts you in a box a bit. I don’t know if I necessarily respect it.”
“He’s talented as F**k, he’s gonna have another album and another opportunity to take the world by storm again. So, he’ll be alright. Even if it doesn’t feature any of the names he mentioned, which it probably won’t, to be honest with you. I don’t know who’s gonna go back from that and be like, ‘Yeah, let’s link up.’ Nah, but he’ll be alright.”
Drake does sound a little sensitive about the verse, he’s feeling some type of way.
Peep the footage of Kendrick below and leave your thoughts.