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Drake Responds To Kendrick's "Control" Verse, Says "He Ain't Murdering Me"


(AllHipHop News) When Drake heard Kendrick Lamar say he wanted to lyrically murder him, he didn’t feel no ill will but dismissed Kendrick’s goal.

In his recent cover story for Billboard, the Toronto MC spoke about his reaction to hearing Kendrick Lamar’s competitive threat:

It just sounded like an ambitious thought to me. That’s all it was. I know good and well that Kendrick’s not murdering me, at all, in any platform. So when that day presents itself, I guess we can revisit the topic.

Drake also  says he was so unphased by the verse that rocked the industry that after first hearing it he “went about my day, went and got dinner and kept it moving.”

Drake’s full cover story can be read in the latest issue of Billboard Magazine out now.

  • Casor_G

    I like his response. Only people getting up in arms about that over rated verse are the artists who aren’t moving units.

    • ihatehater

      Quit dikriding and keep it hip hop.

      • Caliwaver

        Stfu with your keep it hip hop bull shit. Damn u sound restarted with that shit. Won’t u get in the booth and keep it hip hop. Lets see what yo abc 123 ryhming ass gon say. Lil bish!

      • ihatehater

        “Sound retarded”? stfu maggot…I repeat, hoez like you need to stop giving passes to hoe azz rappers like Drake so we can get back to real muzic. Feminist azz niqqa.

  • Dubz

    Put it on record Drake…cause I don’t believe you!

  • Say what you want, but that was the best response of all. Drake is a very intelligent individual.

    • ihatehater

      More like a puzzy. He knows he can’t respond lyrically so what does he do..he took the bitc route and is not trying to cash in over the outrage by waiting until his album is about to drop. Lame a$$ bish

    • SirDappa

      that shit aint hip hop..

  • CooL_KiD_305

    that boy drake heard the verse and checked his bank account seen the Grammy sitting on top of the fire place and laugh at Kendrick’s verse!

    • $36424596

      ya moms a bish faggot.

    • EEEFAFA

      ^^Dick Rider… Drake is a Hoe Rapper… Saving every Hoe he can… #PurseMusic

    • hoeyuno

      even tho elfalfa doesn’t agree, I think the shit was funny

  • preme

    all u drake fans just dont get it. the best response will be on a record not an interview . its no about money . grammies it about competition of your peers not always running away from a battle .

    • EEEFAFA

      DRAKE = #PurseMusic

    • TDE>>>>young money

      Lupe had the best response. Just sayin! *kanye shrugs*

  • Tre C

    while I did want to hear artists respond, Kendrick’s verse became overhyped. He’s a dope rapper, but that verse is getting too much attention. IMO

    • NCcatsBALLhard

      Welcome to the Twitter Age… Imagine if this was jay Z vs Nas…

      • HalfPast7

        Now THAT woulda been crazy to see on Twiiter

  • southside4lyfe

    I could never take drake serious with his pop singing ass. Kendrick is a true rapper he don’t sing. I can’t rock with a dude that fell in love with a stripper and then keeps making songs about her.

    • tothleftyoucanstep

      Kendrick: You can get it, you can get it
      You can get it, you can get it
      And I know just, know just, know just, know just, know just what you want
      Poetic justice, put it in a song

  • bs_hater1

    Drake needs to prove his point in the booth, not the blogosphere. He always deals with confrontation this way, he avoids it. Then he’ll say lil’ slick shit like this after the dust settles. I like some of Drake’s music, I cant front, but he aint gonna be respected til’ he grows (and shows) some balls. I wanna see lil’ “Drakey-poo” get off the porch & come play outside like a big boy, lol!

    • Caliwaver

      Long as he makes good music he’s good. That’s all that nigga care about.

    • rocnation30

      He didn’t avoid common

      • HalfPast7

        He did after Common laid the smack down

    • BigHomie337

      Dudes like u kill me. U is Drake for doing the same thing your favorite rapper Kendrick is doing. The control verse(most overrated verse) was about friendly competition but it also brought out rappers being real disrespectful such as Pap and Cassidy. Kendrick didn’t battle them he says he laughed at Pap diss. So why isn’t he being competitive instead of brushing it off? Drake doing the same thing your fav rapper doing

      • bs_hater1

        I feel you on what your saying but Kendrick is FAR from my favorite. Your comparison on the 2 situations is a little off due to the fact Kendrick presented the challenge so he’d have to respond to way more than the 2 people you mentioned. Drake ain’t challenged nor has he given a strong response to NOBODY! I ain’t pro-Kendrick or anti-Drake I just wanna see Drake respond different since everybody think he’s a bitch

      • HalfPast7

        I agree, Aubs gotta respond to somebody for real eventually if he ever want that respect

  • YungKizz

    drake was coo til he got too mainstream

    • brotha_man

      so u talking degrassi?

      • YungKizz

        yeah but bfore he sign wid cash money he was dope independently

      • Matt Swan

        You mean when he was a Ye clone?

  • Ronlg1

    Personally, I don’t think Drake is a better rapper than Kendrick, but I guess that’s just me.

    • brotha_man

      rapper prob not, but MC its not even close K.Dot is better

    • rocnation30

      Why not.? …..drakes albums yes plural albums are always worth buying an listening too Kendrick has one album an it wasn’t that good

  • This is why I don’t listen to his shit, Drake is like the niggas in the NBA we want to see in the Dunk contest, but get on ESPN talking bout it doesn’t define their career. NIGGA give the fans what they want to see and hear

    • brotha_man

      so hes like lebron james?

      • Nigga get off Lebron dick my point is he’s a bitch no matter how good his excuse sound to your ears

      • brotha_man

        first, there are only kings and brothers over here, no Niggaz in my camp. second, u and lebron the only two would make that dumb a$$ comment. if u weren’t referring to what lebron has contiuned to mention ur statement makes no sense

      • brotha_man

        im just saying ur statement makes no sense.

      • when you’re biased nothing makes sense.

    • BigHomie337

      U mean the guy that has 2 championship rings, 2 finals MVPs, and 4 league MVPs? Yea it sucks being that guy. Ask Dwight, J.Rich, or Lil Nate if tey would trade in their slam dunk trophy for a championship trophy.

      • if you’re talking about LeBron, yes his bitch ass too but he ain’t the only one i’m talking about so get off his joints with the stats.

  • junj03

    Drake’s reply to Kendrick:

    Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace

    Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace

    Versace, Versace Versace, Versace Versace

    Versace, Versace Versace, Versace Versace!!!

    • $18916246

      Haaaa…

    • Matt Swan

      Degrassi!!

  • $18916246

    Kendricks a newbie in comparison to his piers he rapped about in the “CONTROL” verse. Rappers have egos it’s a part of why some are deemed better than others. Most let their audience decide how nice they are and others need to convince the general public. Some mc’s have long careers, most crash and burn.

  • Suava

    well drake shit goes platinum in no time kendrick had to drop that verse sooooo..

    • Brindle

      you and drake emotional bout this

      • Suava

        How am I emotional bitch ? Cuz your hoe went and bought his cd and you secretly listen when you in the whip ? Lol fucc outta hea nigga

      • Brindle

        LMAO… you jack a$$, how you gonna emotionally claim you not being emotional… and from this point on don’t ever let me see you use “lol” unless you really laughed out loud.

    • just_some_bastard #ALCOHOLIC

      Sales don’t necessarily measure skills. My 6 year old can save up 12 bucks and buy a kids bop album or whatever music six year olds listen to but does that make it better?

      • rocnation30

        No it doesn’t…..u right but Kendrick gotta at least give us 3 albums before we crown em king…. I know y’all are ready to crown em after one album…but it doesn’t make sense….he’s not even that lyrically

      • Fatalhp

        They want to crown him after one verse.

    • rocnation30

      That’s what I was trying to tell these other dudes ….. Drake is sellin a million copies regardless

      • Cookie

        Who are you Drakes bi t ch? Shut up (in my your are annoying the hell out of me voice).

      • rocnation30

        Naw I’m hiphop’s bitch ….u fuckin tranny

      • Cookie

        That’s how you talk to women when they don’t agree with you? Do you try and fight them too? You seem more like a tranny with the way you are slobbering all over another mans piece.

      • rocnation30

        Now u wanna play the woman card….u called me bitch first respect me an I will respect you…..I only expect a real black woman to understand …..and u never call another man no bitch…..and I ain’t slobbering over drake at all just stating facts he’s multiplatinum artist he’s sells millions of copies of his records every time he drops its a fact if u don’t like facts I’m sorry….

      • Cookie

        I don’t have to play a card, I know exactly what I am 100% , and if you were any kind of MAN you could have simply said no. But you start calling names. Here is a fact, Drake sells all of those albums to 15-20 something year old girls. The ones that are still asking their parents for money or making a few dollars at a lemonade stand, the same ones buying Nikki Minaj and Lil Wayne, so stop making it seem like he is some hip hop god because he isn’t. He is NOT hip hop, he is a crooner. He is not a lyricist, he is barely a rapper. In a true lyrical battle he would get smashed by even the worst rappers out there. Charm and sweetness does not make it in hip hop. Common, one of the most chilled rappers out there did it with 2 simple lines…get my drift.

  • NEWSKULL

    Drake is the birdman/lil wayne/j prince jr cash cow… there is no way they will let this guy respond even if he wanted to…

  • El moreno de Queens #Dominican

    Drake is right. Kendrick is dope.but murder Drake? Nope. Just look at the fuckin problem track. Drake was the clear winner . Kendrick has to try to stand out. Even “1 train.” and look at Kendrick. He doesnt standout. Now the haters on this forum will disagree but history will be kinder to drake. His music is quality

    • brotha_man

      is you drunk? when its time for war a real mc is ready. Drake would lose a battle wit K.dot. Drake would lose a battle vs Rah Digga

      • Matt Swan

        Drake would just…..loose to anyone that can actually handle the mic. Hell Face could just stand there and not say anything and Drake will loose. His albums sell because of where he is marketed. If you took those demographics out, he along with most rappers today would be rappin while they ask if you want fries with you meal in drive through. But he did the right thing on this one; when you know you’re going to get dealt with, play it cool and pass the buck. I agree there have been enough responses to it and Pat killed em all IMO. Pat>>>>K Dot

      • HalfPast7

        Word 99% of his fans in high heels

      • K Dot would lose to Rah Digga too.

    • YungKizz

      drake will get eaten up by kendrick

    • rocnation30

      Exactly….I agree

  • Schooly B

    Nigga please!!! Lyrically drake does not want beef.

  • justus182

    Drake’s not an MC, of course he’s not gonna respond, he’d get slaughtered. Who over the age of 19-20 even listens to his music?

    • rocnation30

      Ummmm……everyone ..that’s why all of his last albums are over a million sold….. Men lie women lie numbers don’t…smh

  • Schooly B

    Where is Big Ghostface when you need him?

  • Ronald Allen Booher

    #ETHER

  • Brindle

    lol… he got emotional and couldn’t hide it by trying to hide it…

  • Mr.CPT

    I bet you Drake DOn’t want none of K-DOT

  • TDE>>>>young money

    Drake would be slaughtered K. Dot. Drizzy don’t want it!

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  • STONE DIGGY

    my dude
    handle it like a g but im on too this jcole and diddy beef think some body got champagne and cell phones in they future u heard

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  • Synista

    I thought Drake was an R&B singer??!!

    • brotha_man

      drake vs marques houston

      • rocnation30

        Drake vs hiphop

      • KUSHeDTRADAMUS

        drake a fuckin cornball ziesty as foo

      • brotha_man

        drake vs common. lol

    • rocnation30

      I didn’t ….stop hatin must be a Kendrick fan

      • Synista

        How am I hatin??? You must be a young money fan!

        ole SHEmotional ass ni99a

      • Negro Peligro

        Come on dawg. Drake a crooner. Ain’t nothing wrong with that. He lyrical in his lane. But he ain’t about to eat nobody on a track. That’s why when Lil Wayne dissed Jay Z on that horrible verse. He was all apologetic like please don’t nobody body me.

      • brotha_man

        i think common was the only example i needed as far as drake trying to diss somebody.

  • spanky520

    drake & riff raff would be a good battle since they both suck

  • brotha_man

    probably too busy starting his velvet tight shirts company

  • TruthHurts

    Didn’t Drake say he was going to body Kendrick & this verse about a week ago? I guess that was before he went got dinner and kept it moving. LOL #BackPedal

    • rocnation30

      No allhiphop said he was

  • fullyautomatic

    WEN HE STOP SINGING AND MAKIN UGLY ASS FACES AT DA VMA AWARD ILL TAKE HIM MORE SERIOUS

  • Blazer

    Delusional

  • When in doubt, show out. That’s exactly what Drake doing, “showing out” like he’s above friendly competition. This era of rap is nonsense, no one wants to battle & everyone wants to be on some “we are the world” bullsh*t

    • Taihair Djehuty

      or they take to twitter

  • heavyboy

    Best response to the “beef” so far*

    • rocnation30

      I agree ….

  • fullyautomatic

    K-DOT RUN LAPS AROUND DIS FOOL WHILE HES SINGING BULLSHIT

    • Super_Hero

      He can’t run with those tight pants.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        lmao!

  • YungKizz

    bottom line is kendrick is saving hip hop whether yall like it or not

    • rocnation30

      Saving hiphop???? RUSM….?(are u serious man)……if he saving hiphop then hiphop is done

      • king sodomy

        what the HELL was niggas talking about 3 weeks ago..? nothing and nobody he might not be saving the game but he damn sure has made sure his name will not be forgotten.because like him or not whenever somebody mentions being king of new york somebody somewhere is gonna be like “remember when that Compton nigga said he was the king of new York” and somebody gonna be like oh yea Kendrick Lamar said that shit….then they gonna be like do you remember the Niggas that tried to respond back and nigga gonna be like nope.

      • Super_Hero

        nobody remembers Dogg Pound saying it. the next generation won’t remember when Tim Dog said F Compton.

      • YungKizz

        how????

  • Taihair Djehuty

    we already knew this was going to happen. Drake was never going to respond on wax. He never does

    • rocnation30

      He responded to common an destroyed em…….Kendrick ain’t worth it….

      • your joking right drake started that phony/corny shit and common shit on drake then NOTHING happened after that #facts

      • rocnation30

        It bothers me when the gods get to acting like the broads
        Guess every team doesn’t come complete with niggas like ours……just that line murdered common

      • king sodomy

        wow …if thats all it takes to impress you dr suess must be in your top 5 list of greatest rhyme sayers ever.

      • rocnation30

        Yep just that line

      • rocnation30

        He’s crushing Kendrick

      • moonfromsoufcack

        “son of bitch i imagine wutcha father is!” “fatality”

      • moonfromsoufcack

        “you ain’t wet nobody nigga you canada dry!” yup just that line

      • El moreno de Queens #Dominican

        common is broke now

      • Thomas Smith

        Yeah when he do that….I’m still waiting

    • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      with that suit did ur 5’4 ass get drafted?

      • brotha_man

        u cant say ish about clothes. homo elmo

  • Michael J. Davis

    Joe Budden said Drake has outshines Kenderick twice

    • Crenshaw on my shirt

      Ur point is….?

      • Super_Hero

        he likes rappers that get punched in the face and snitches to the world wide web

    • Negro Peligro

      When on the ballad joint, on the crying in the bathroom cause you got a new man and won’t answer your phone joint. Drake is tight in his lane. Making broads show titties but when it comes down lyrical and bodying a dude with some rhymes he gonna have to ask Nikki to step in cause she bout the only 1 on the whole team that ever ate somebody lyrically on a song.

    • golder1

      And everybody outshines Budden

  • Celz

    Drake musta never heard that Common diss aimed at his forehead..

  • Fatalhp

    Smart man: Drake waited for Kendrick’s initial response to see what K-Dot would say, and responded accordingly. If Kendrick would only say what he really meant, that he was actually giving respect to these artist that he mention one “control”, I’m sure drake would’ve responded differently. But as we all know, “the machine” has to keep the hype going…

    • rocnation30

      I agree…one hunet

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  • AK

    drake is better at making pop records kendrick is better at making hip hop records

  • TRILLosophy101

    Drake is an R&B artist PERIOD. WTF would Drizzy do in a battle rap vs K-Dot, sing his way to victory? FOH ol serenading ass nicca.

    • golder1

      K-Dot is not a battle rapper and neither id Drakes so who knows who would win. And Drake is hip hop just like Ceelo, Lauren Hill, and other with that style. You knowledge og the hip hop genre must be limited to everything after 2000’s

  • Jdilla2982 .

    I know Drake is the nikka ppl luv to hate but Lets stop acting like Drake cant spit

    • DesignatedH8R

      Kendrick can and will destroy him.

  • Doc Franchise

    smart way to put the ball back in Kendricks court without making a diss record #bravo. called his thought ambitious and that he aint touching him in no platform lol #dontevenlikedrake

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  • Obi Won

    Typical soft corny drake response. He probably mean mugged his face in the interview. Rappers are such suckers these days. I keep hearing Drake is lyrical, but I haven’t heard it yet, could someone recommend a few songs?
    Kdot shook a lot of cages, and based on that verse, this isn’t a one time deal. Hopefully he does try his best to lyrically/musically murder fools on wax.