Lamar set the record straight during an interview with The Breakfast Club at Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2013 concert in New York over the weekend, explaining that the Drizzy jabs (like his BET Hip Hop Awards cypher line: "Nothing been the same since they dropped 'Control'/And tucked the sensitive rapper back in his pajama clothes") shouldn't be taken seriously. "I was having fun rapping," Lamar said. "Hip hop is a sport, people are gonna dissect lyrics and that's what it's about at the end of the day. I've got noting against Drake."
He even complimented Drake's latest release, adding, "He put out a great album again, he's doing his thing."
No word yet on how the OVO rhymer feels about Lamar's olive branch, but he wasn't too moved by the "Control" diss to begin with. Speaking to Billboard over the summer, Drake brushed off the controversial verse as "ambitious" and not much more.
A month later, he told Hot 97's Angie Martinez that Lamar went too far. "Because there's a lot of people that were mentioned that I feel like can't really go back and f--k with that guy after that."
Meanwhile, the West Coaster's "King of New York" quip is still eliciting rap responses, the latest of which came from Fabolous, also on hand for Powerhouse. "The thing about Kendrick saying he's king, don't ask me how I took it n---a," Fab told the crowd during his set. "The real n----s know all the kings come from Brooklyn, n---a!"
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