Drake Is Cool Never Seeing Kendrick Lamar Ever In Life

(AllHipHop News) Drake has no issues with Kendrick Lamar and yet, he’s absolutely comfortable with the prospect of never seeing his Compton counterpart ever again as long as they live.

The pair were friends but after Kendrick’s now-famous “Control” verse their relationship has been noticeably strained.

“There’s no real issue. It’s tough because the people wanna see us tear each other down; I don’t wanna give them that. There’s no point. I have no ill feelings toward that guy. It’s just like, it’s there for me if I wanna fall for it. I’m just too smart for that,” he told VIBE. “Hopefully it’s the last time I gotta talk about this, ’cause every time I open my mouth up about it, they take this piece and take this piece. And he’s hungry, so he’s going to do what he has to do like the BET [cypher]. But again, it’s not enough for me to go. We haven’t seen each other [since the BET cypher,] but I’m sure we’ll see each other and it’ll be cool. And if it’s not, then I guess that’s how our story unfolds.”

He said the Control verse and subsequent BET Cypher verse were ill-timed for his plan, as he was about to roll out his hit album Nothing Was The Same.

He wasn’t willing to take the bait and be lured into a rap battle.

Continuing, he said, “The sentiment he was putting forth is what he should have. Of course you wanna be the best. Where it became an issue is that I was rolling out an album while that verse was still bubbling, so my album rollout became about this thing. What am I supposed to say? Nah, we’ll be buddy-buddy? Mind you, I never once said he’s a bad guy [or] I don’t like him. I think he’s a f*cking genius in his own right, but I also stood my ground as I should. And with that came another step, which then I have to realize I’m being baited and I’m not gonna fall. Jordan doesn’t have to play pickup to prove that he could play ball, no offense. But I’m not gonna give you the chance to shake me necessarily, ’cause I feel great.”

The interview appears in a special issue on race from VIBE.

  • Jared

    Respond lyrically or shut up b

    • iamdjceeh

      Totally agree. This is why hip hop is no longer competitive. Chris Brown has lyrically beat his ass, Common has ripped him a new asshole and K Dot has exposed him in so many ways, its no longer funny. This dude says he”really does this”…He’s a fraud. Drake needs to stop being a emcee and just sing. HIP HOP WAKE UP AND BRING US REAL EMCEES. I’m tired of these soft ass rappers trying to be R&B singers.

      • leftcoast13

        I been said he needs to stop rapping and just be a neo soul artist that’s the only thing he good at his rap voice sucks balls just like him

      • LaurynHernandex

        Drake killed common and stole his girl.

  • John Q. Public

    1st off I read the whole thing and he didn’t say anything like, “He Is Cool Never Seeing Kendrick Lamar Ever In Life”… misleading title there.
    But that is sum b*tch sh*t that he admitted being mad Kendrick dropped the Control verse while he was promoting his album. Like another Rapper need to worry about your CD droppin… Grow up Drake… Like it really affected his sales anyway

  • patriot_CA

    I wish Pac was still alive.

  • I can respect that

  • $18592567

    This interview is the sole reason why Drake is and always will be a bitch ass nigga. Drake got the best album 2013 hands down, but he doesn’t have a strong grasp on the concept of hip hop… It’s not personal bro, pull your skirt down for once… Say some raps to let Kendrick know that you’re nicer at this than he is.#DAMNdude

    • Judah Nazayar

      danny brown>>>>>>>>>>>>> frake
      we dont run hiphop anymore… if we did… statements like drake had best album 2013.. wouldnt be spoken… its just ridiculous how hiphop died off

      • $18592567

        I respect Danny Brown, but he not fuckin’ w/Drake…

    • John Q. Public

      Imma have to say JColes album was better then Drakes… Im tryn think of another album but it was a weak year… there is a few mixtapes that were even better but if we jus talkin albums…

      • Dubz

        No love for the Pusha T album?

      • John Q. Public

        4got about Pusha’s album… But I would give JCole best album because he did all his own production as well and the beats were on point.
        I personally liked Talib Kweli’s album and Devin the Dude’s album as well.

      • $18592567

        Cole shit was wavy imho, but Drake hip hop records from this project are ridiculous… His commercial records on this album are dope too…

    • Tony G.

      if ur a fan that’s cool…but Drakes album is far from the best of 2013..sorry bro

      • $18592567

        I respect your opinion, but homey got it right now… Who u say got it for 2013?

    • Malik

      What and what album have you been checking for in 2013 to make such an outlandish claim as “Drake got the best album 2013 hands down”?

      LPs aside, I’ve heard mixtapes that bangs harder (e.g. Action Bronson’s Blue Chips 2). Scratch that, It’s not accurate, I can’t say that cuz I didn’t even listen to Drake’s album…just the odd song I happen to catch occasionally on the radio when happening by and the only reason I know it’s him is when the continuity announcer says so.

      Come to think of it, I’ve never actually listened to a Drake album in its entirety, It doesn’t appeal to me nor does it carter to my demography. So it’s cool if it’s your thing I guess.

      • $18592567

        I respect your opinion and mine is just that an opinion… I’m looking at the combination of commercial/underground music on one project… Wu-Tang Forever,Pound Cake and Hold On We’re Comin’ Home on the same LP kinda took it for 2013… (J. Cole, MCHG, Yeezus, Pusha T and whoever else know in they heart Drake got that Number 1 Spot)… L

  • leftcoast13

    ol sensitive ass nigga I’m so sick of this nigga he would not had lasted one month in 1996 he way to soft and sensitive

    • dehova

      Sir, apart from your use of the n-word I fully support your argument. Drake is indeed the type of “Yella Fella” who would put on the tims and then say “these are far too heavy for my soft little feet”.

      • ONE


    • LaurynHernandex

      Kendrick scared of papoose

      • Obi Won

        So by societies standards, the Good Kid (KDOT), is picking on the nerdy wimp (Drake), and the street dude (Pap) is picking on the good kid.

      • Malik


      • Live Well

        A lotta dudes don’t wanna see Papoose. It’s easier to call him irrelevant than to get embarrassed trying to go bar for bar with him.

      • LaurynHernandex


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  • therealest1

    Really immature envious shit.

  • musicbusiness advisors

    Total MISLEADING Headline………. he said he’s got NO Problem, not that he’d LIKE TO or BE COOL with never seeing him again! That’s ‘sensationalized’ for NO reason. He said YEAH it’s competitive & that fuels some energy, but it’s tha ratchett blogs & urban sites that TRY to spark beefs, scandals & outrageous dialogue to get their silly ‘clicks’ at the expense of REAL MUTHAF*CKAZ that DO THIS for a living!

  • TimeWillTellu1

    That is kind of weak drake doesn’t battle rap?

    • Live Well

      If you don’t have a battle on your resume then you ain’t a MC.

    • t1m3b0mb

      nope, but he sure as hell has no problem standing in the background at battles as seen in KOTD SMH

  • NeggaPLEASE

    whoo…. woulda thought…. id be caught in this liiiiife

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  • Drake not wanting to compete with notable rappers like Kendrick is like a football player that don’t want to get hit but still want to play! …go back to Canada

    • LaurynHernandex

      Kendrick ain’t say s hit to papoose because Kendrick a b itch.

      • Tony G.

        Kendrick aint say shit to Pap cuz there was no purpose….

      • Phatt Killah

        LOL!! yeah Papoose is a nobody. Drake is scared of him

      • LaurynHernandex

        Papoose isn’t relevant,but you guys say it’s not about the money when you add Kendrick in it. All I see is Kendrick losing to Drake hahah

      • t1m3b0mb

        papoose is relevant for the sheer fact you guys are sitting here talking about him, and someone in the comments section calling a rapper irrelevant is like a homeless person calling a rich person broke

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      • LaurynHernandex

        Same reasson Drake isn’t saying anything to Kendrick. Do you see my point now?

      • All black men are rapists

        papoose is as relevant to the rap game as you are.

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  • Sean Power

    what a bitch !! leave rap go to rnb

  • Executive

    Ho type shit, “I never want to see you again”!

  • Tony G.

    The title of this is very misleading…as usual..but for this fool to think he was being baited into a battle is kinda..well..corny

  • Obi Won

    It’s cool, Drake plays a different sport anyway.


    Ho hum………..GIRL SHIT!

  • Black Jay

    Drake is girly acting. He wants to be known as a MC yet in order for you to be put into the same category as a Big Daddy Kane, Jay-Z, Nas, or LL Cool J, he has to know what MC stands for. Engaging in battle is in the DNA of an MC. Drake is a fake pop artist with waaaay too much emotion.

    • Arrie Mental Woodard

      lets say he did respond…. that still does not make it a BATTLE. there has to be a back and forth for it to be a “BATTLE” Kendrick isnt battling anyone. If he didnt battle Pap, Meek, etc. Pap was disrecpectful as shit on the track to the point of “probably should be approached if they cross paths” and kendrick isnt battling him. The cypher shit was not battle worthy.

      • Black Jay

        That’s what makes Kendrick’s “Conrol” so dope. If he mentioned you, he killed you. If he didn’t mention you, you’re not even worthy of mentioning.
        But we can do this back and forth all day. Remember an emcee named COMMON? Drake-the-coffee-cake was scared of Common and accused Common of wanting to drum up sales. Like it or not, Drake is soft. He ain’t a real emcee.

      • Arrie Mental Woodard

        i think this is a little different only because i dont think it would get to the point of back and forth. I definitely feel what you saying but i feel like Kendrick wont go back and forth and neither will Drake even if he did decide to respond one time.

      • Black Jay

        I don’t agree with you on that one. Kendrick will absolutely 100% go at Drake if Drake spit. Think about this…. How many rappers in the last 20 years, that have had a platinum album and been considered relevant, came out of their mouths and listed the best rappers, underground or commercial, and said ON RECORD their aim was to murder them lyrically? How many? One. And his name is Kendrick. Just that move alone proves he would go at Drake.

      • Arrie Mental Woodard

        we’ll have to agree to disagree fam but i hope you are right even though Drake probably would never respond. If he did or does, i hope they do go back and forth.

  • Black Jay

    Also…. Why is Drake “responding” to magazines and news outlets instead of responding to Kendrick? That’s kinda weird. That’s kinda soft too.

    • good point! he keep saying he wont respond to the situation but he keep responding to the situation, lmao

    • Arrie Mental Woodard

      because the response he is referring to is on wax where he has to go back and forth with him. He is trying to be politically correct in all his interviews.

  • Live Well

    This nigga is a girl.

  • Jorge

    “We haven’t seen each other [since the BET cypher,] but I’m sure we’ll see each other and it’ll be cool. And if it’s not, then I guess that’s how our story unfolds.”
    GEEZ this guy is soft he acts like kendrick is his ex gf or something

  • “I HATE you Kendrick!! I don’t EVER wanna see you AGAIN!!” *runs to his car like Red on Friday*

    Man Kendrick could slap Aubrey’s mama right in front of him and it still wouldn’t be enough for him to go…

  • coast

    Drake the type to have pajama parties at his house, followed by a non contact pillow fight.

  • Sicko

    Nigga…If You Don’t Want Beef, JUST SAY THAT! Drake is Super Sensitive, after Control he said “WHO IS GOING TO WORK WITH HIM, NOBODY IS GOING TO WORK WITH HIM NOW” well EMINEM DID! The OG’s like Jay Z, Kanye, Eminem they not even trippin they are actually praising him for the verse, but this weird ass nigga just cannot let it go. Just like when you seen Chris Brown at iHeartRadio Music Festival you was on some Peaceful shit, the exact same thing will happen when he runs into Kendrick, Drake is going to be on some Peaceful Shit

  • Arrie Mental Woodard

    Its funny… the same people saying Drake is a biotch for not responding or “battling” kendrick (because Drake claims to be an mc and battling is a part of that) then turn around and say kendrick should not respond to or battle Papoose. Last time i checked kendrick claimed mc also and so does pap. So why the double standard? And dont give me the bull ish about nothing to gain blah blah blah…..

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