Drake Is Cool Never Seeing Kendrick Lamar Ever In Life
Drake has no issues with Kendrick Lamar and yet, heās absolutely comfortable with the prospect of never seeing his Compton counterpart ever again as long as they live.
The pair were friends but after Kendrickās now-famous āControlā verse their relationship has been noticeably strained.
āThereās no real issue. Itās tough because the people wanna see us tear each other down; I donāt wanna give them that. Thereās no point. I have no ill feelings toward that guy. Itās just like, itās there for me if I wanna fall for it. Iām just too smart for that,ā he told VIBE. āHopefully itās the last time I gotta talk about this, ācause every time I open my mouth up about it, they take this piece and take this piece. And heās hungry, so heās going to do what he has to do like the BET [cypher]. But again, itās not enough for me to go. We havenāt seen each other [since the BET cypher,] but Iām sure weāll see each other and itāll be cool. And if itās not, then I guess thatās how our story unfolds.ā
He said the Control verse and subsequent BET Cypher verse were ill-timed for his plan, as he was about to roll out his hit album Nothing Was The Same.
He wasnāt willing to take the bait and be lured into a rap battle.
Continuing, he said, āThe sentiment he was putting forth is what he should have. Of course you wanna be the best. Where it became an issue is that I was rolling out an album while that verse was still bubbling, so my album rollout became about this thing. What am I supposed to say? Nah, weāll be buddy-buddy? Mind you, I never once said heās a bad guy [or] I donāt like him. I think heās a f*cking genius in his own right, but I also stood my ground as I should. And with that came another step, which then I have to realize Iām being baited and Iām not gonna fall. Jordan doesnāt have to play pickup to prove that he could play ball, no offense. But Iām not gonna give you the chance to shake me necessarily, ācause I feel great.ā
The interview appears in a special issue on race from VIBE