Kendrick Lamar has people quite upset over comments he’s made regarding Mike Brown and the state of the Black community.
The comments, seen below, stemmed from an interview with Billboard magazine.
I wish somebody would look in our neighborhood knowing that it’s already a situation, mentally, where it’s f—ked up. What happened to [Michael Brown] should’ve never happened. Never. But when we don’t have respect for ourselves, how do we expect them to respect us? It starts from within. Don’t start with just a rally, don’t start from looting — it starts from within.” Lamar, who has said that he wasn’t raised devoutly religious, fingers the small figure of Christ dangling from a chain around his neck. “We’re in the last days, man — I truly in my heart believe that. It’s written. I could go on with Biblical situations and things my grandma told me. But it’s about being at peace with myself and making good with the people around me.”
Kid Cudi responded on Twitter.
“Dear black artists, dont talk down on the black community like you are Gods gift to niggaz everywhere,” said Cudi on twitter. “If you wanna help, inspire, uplift, don’t point the blame and talk down.”
And then Lupe Fiasco jumped in and lamented Cudi for his commentary.
“Shut up…FOH @KidCudi. How about you stop shitting on the people who really cared about your well being when this biz was ripping you apart. Fake ass @KidCudi,” Fiasco said.
Kid Cudi then called Lupe “Poopé Fiasco.” Great.