With only a little over one minute into the track, war has already been declared from some lyrical grenades King Kunta has set off for his rap adversaries — and the internet has lined up Drake in the infantry.
The lashing lyricism begins with K. Dot’s forceful second verse, where he pays homage to Big Pun, claps back rejection at his rap counterparts’ fake love, and makes one simple request for anyone bold enough to mention him: be direct.
“My fans can't wait for me to son ya punk a** and crush your whole lil sh**,” Kendrick spits. “I'll Big Pun ya punk a**, you a scared little b**ch/ Tiptoein' around my name, n**ga, ya lame/ And when I get at you, homie, don't you just tell me you was just playin'/ Oh I was just playin' with you K-Dot, c'mon, You know a n**ga rock with you, bro/ Shut the f**k up, you sound like the last n**ga I know/ Might end up like the last n**ga I know/ Oh, you don't wanna clash? N**ga, I know.”
As fans eye Drizzy as the target for the attack, fans have entered some war turf of their own as well, arguing that it's actually Big Sean who is the intended mark. Either way, K. Dot came viciously thirsty for blood on the track, and from the looks of his April 7 warning, this is only the beginning of the lyrical bloodshed to come.
Check out the internet’s coverage of King Kunta vs. Drizzy and the Sean Don below.
Big Sean/Drake listening to this Kendrick track like pic.twitter.com/mBl1cYWxRc— #KdotSZN (@SuryaB_R) March 24, 2017
When drake heard Kendrick lamar's new single "The heart part 4" pic.twitter.com/n5ox5Pc3gc— ♔J.E.N.A.ZY♔ (@realjenazy) March 24, 2017
Kendrick called out drake, big sean, donald trump, fake rappers, fake girls and RUSSIA on one track pic.twitter.com/u65k4R1oo2— Anything but Image. (@GroovyEddie97) March 24, 2017
Drake might be rap's biggest bully, but Kendrick is that kid at school that's like a legit 3rd degree blackbelt so nobody even dares lol— Boogie Bousins (@bansky) March 24, 2017
Drake trying to write a response to Kendrick without his ghost writers at his side https://t.co/2TP2TV7OcX— Flip Bayless (@LilTerryy) March 24, 2017
y'all steady talking bout kendrick but guarantee drake in the lab prepping a new accent as we speak— Myles Andrews-Duve (@mylesintheflesh) March 24, 2017
Drake gave candy to the kids and Kendrick went bag snatching. Stay out these streets, this man is mad maxing out. #Kendricklamar— Jungle Gem (@DonovanPiece) March 24, 2017
That new Kendrick 🔥have drake feeling like.... pic.twitter.com/D3UZJzwojN— Alan Mildor™ (@MisterMildor) March 24, 2017
Drake looking at Kendrick like. pic.twitter.com/u7QSVbD1tn— CAMPOCALYSPÉ🌧🌧🌧. (@CamAndersonJr) March 24, 2017
After the Kendrick release, Drake looking at his IG comments like... pic.twitter.com/HddpAzorwW— Juan (@socraticjuan) March 24, 2017
Drake got barred up by Kendrick and so did big sean. FUCK I can't wait for this album— J. (@_justin14) March 24, 2017
Kendrick came at Drake's throat.— Scum (@nercophillia) March 24, 2017
I bet drake won't go at kendrick the way he did meek 😴— DONTÉ (@DotDotDonny) March 24, 2017
Kendrick to Drake basically pic.twitter.com/BweRwo7IPt— Nick V (@Nick_Villmatic) March 24, 2017
I really feel bad for drizzy. He just dropped his shit and Kendrick murked em.. Big Sean too pic.twitter.com/LDYNFpySWs— TjKombo 👨🏾🚀 (@TayeontheBeat) March 24, 2017
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