Kendrick Lamar is still getting a lot of attention, both good and bad, for his controversial verse on Big Sean’s “Control” single.
In the lengthy verse, K-Dot called out other rappers including Drake, J. Cole. Mac Miller, Wale, And Meek Mill. Lamar also proclaim himself the king of New York, which got him some hard hitting responses from other rappers.
The Compton rap sensation is for the first time opening up about the verse and what it really means.
“Honestly I didn’t know there would be so much speculation behind it. I just wanted to rap. Anybody that knows me doing music, I wanna just rap,” Kendrick Lamar told “Big Boy’s Neighborhood” on Power 106.
“The irony of that line is the people that actually understood it and got it, was the actual kings of New York,” K-Dot added. “You know, me sitting down with them this past week and them understanding that it’s not about actually being the king of whatever coast. It’s about leaving a mark as great as Biggie, as great as ‘Pac.”