Kendrick Lamar Takes Shots at Drake in BET Cypher

The annual BET Hip Hop Awards, filmed last weekend in Atlanta, are set to air on TV October 15th. AllHipHop has shared a preview of one of the show’s seven freestyle cyphers, an all-TDE affair that featured Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, SZA and Isaiah Rashad. In it, with a decidedly not-neutral facial expression, Lamar pokes at Drake:

Yeah, and nothing’s been the same since they dropped “Control”
And tucked a sensitive rapper back in his pajama clothes
Ha ha, jokes on you, high-five, I’m bulletproof
Your shit’ll never penetrate
Pin the tail on the donkey
Boy you been a fake

Back in August, Lamar challenged Drake and ten other rappers by name on “Control (HOF)” a promotional buzz single for Big Sean. In September, shortly before the TDE cypher was filmed, Drake questioned the significance of Lamar’s verse in an interview with Elliott Wilson. “[Kendrick] is giving people moments,” he said. “But are you listening to it now, at this point in time? Okay… It was real cool for a couple weeks.” He continued, “If I asked you, for example, how does that verse start?” This friendly scrapping follows the two rappers’ time on tour together in 2011, and Lamar’s two-minute interlude on Drake’s Take Care track “Buried Alive.”

POSTED October 3, 2013 9:59AM IN MUSIC NEWS TAGS: ,

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