Kendrick Lamar says rappers "gotta try harder" when responding to his "Control" verse. He also comments on Diddy's Instagram response to "Control."
Kendrick Lamar recently spoke about the various responses to his oft-discussed verse on Big Sean's "Control."
"They gotta try harder," Lamar said to TMZ when asked about the responses to "Control."
Several rappers have made responses to Lamar's verse on "Control." Cassidy, Papoose and Meek Mill have been among those who have responded to Lamar's verse on the song, which featured Kendrick mentioning the names of several rappers in his verse.
"I'm usually homeboys with the same niggas I'm rhymin' with," Kendrick Lamar says on the song. "But this is Hip Hop and them niggas should know what time it is. That goes for Jermaine Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Wale, Pusha T, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Big Sean, Jay Electron[ica], Tyler[, the Creator], Mac Miller. I got love for you all but I'm tryin' to murder you niggas. Trying to make sure your core fans never heard of you niggas [and that] they don't want to hear not one more noun or verb from you niggas. What is competition? I'm trying to raise the bar high."
Lamar's TMZ video can be seen below.
This is not the first time that Lamar has spoken about these responses. In August, Kendrick Lamar addressed the matter by naming the rapper who he felt had the best response.
“I liked the [King] Los verse,” Kendrick Lamar said. “Joe Budden did this thing, Joell [Ortiz], a lot of people with different approaches…Joey had the facts in his verse, a few things that he felt. Papoose had the comical joint. Los was flipping his words and putting that spunk on it. I think he had the killer thing though. Yeah, Los killed it out of everybody.”
Diddy made a post on Instagram regarding the statement about King Los, who is a member of his Bad Boy imprint.
Kendrick Lamar Addresses Diddy's Image About "Control"
Lamar was also asked about Diddy, who posted a response in a picture following Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse being leaked. In his image, Diddy appears to make a comical jab about Lamar's "King of New York" claims.
Diddy's caption to the image was as follows:
Kendrick got y'all niggas takin y'all time now! This is good ! What y'all gonna do now? Haaaaa lol lets go!
When asked about this image, Lamar addressed Diddy.
"He's the big homie," Lamar said. "Everybody else gotta try harder, though."