Kendrick Lamar Wants Janet Jackson for "Poetic Justice" Video

Rapper makes an "artist to artist" plea to pop star.

Posted: 12/18/2012 11:04 AM EST
Kendrick Lamar, Janet Jackson

Kendrick Lamar's star is on the rise with the smash success of his debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d. city, and the Compton emcee is reaching into the stratosphere with the plans for his next music video. In a recent interview with MTV News, Lamar revealed that he's hoping to get Janet Jackson to make an appearance in the clip for "Poetic Justice."

"Janet, c'mon, Janet. No paperwork with the managers... This is artist to artist," he pleaded with the camera during the interview. "This is a young boy that looked up to you for years."

Lamar said that the Drake-featuring slow-burner, which sample's Janet's "Any Time, Any Place," was likely the next single to be released from the project. In addition to the Janet sample, the track takes its name from the 1993 John Singleton film Poetic Justice, of which Janet was a star.

"That'll be a blessing," Lamar said of getting the pop pioneer to appear in his video. "It'll only be right."

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